Chisora links up with Coldwell

15 February 2019 08:58:59 EST

Dereck Chisora has teamed up with Tony Bellew's former trainer Dave Coldwell as he looks to continue his heavyweight title dream.

The 35-year-old's hopes of becoming a world champion took a blow when he suffered a hefty 11th-round knockout defeat against Dillian Whyte at London's O2 Arena in December.

However, Chisora quickly ruled out any talk of retirement and he is now looking to get back on the ladder to a world title chance under the guidance of Coldwell.

I'm learning every day, I'm buzzing. Dave has done amazing work with my good friend Tony Bellew and his other boxers.

Dereck Chisora

The 43-year-old helped Chisora's manager David Haye to win the WBA strap and then steered Bellew to claim the WBC cruiserweight belt in 2016.

On the new arrangement, Chisora said: "This is a new direction for me, I'm excited to be working with Dave Coldwell.

"I'm learning every day, I'm buzzing. Dave has done amazing work with my good friend Tony Bellew and his other boxers.

"I'm hungry to get back in the ring again, I will be back with new armoury I'm ready for WAR."

Chisora's first fight alongside Coldwell could be against former WBO world champion Joseph Parker and 'WAR' is keen to get that bout arranged.

He added: "I'm hearing Team Parker have been calling my name, that's easy to do when your on the other side of the planet.

"WAR Chisora is ready, I'm preparing for battle with whomever believes there are ready for WAR.

"If Team Parker want to take on this challenge, they know where they can find me."

Meanwhile, Chisora's last opponent, Whyte, will face Dominic Breazeale on 20th April in a final eliminator showdown for a WBC world title fight.

'The Body Snatcher' is 1/3 to win, while Breazeale is priced at 9/4.

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