Derek Chisora will now face David Price in a heavyweight clash on October 26 at the O2 Arena in London.
The Londoner was due to face New Zealand’s Joseph Parker, however the former world champion pulled out last week due to an illness his team believe was brought on by a spider bite.
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Now, the bout has been replaced by a domestic affair, with Liverpool’s Price jumping off of Callum Smith’s undercard one week later to take this co-main spot to Regis Prograis vs Josh Taylor instead.
Chisora said: “It didn’t matter who got in the ring with me on October 26 I’m ready for WAR. Parker bitched out.
“David Price has stepped up and I’m ready for whatever he brings.
“If he thinks I’m just going to stand there and be a punch bag like Dave Allen he is in for a shock.
“This is north versus south and in my home town I write the rules. Saturday 26 October get ready to scream TIMBER!”
Price added: “I’m very excited for this fight. Derek is a great competitor and I’m sure he’ll bring the best out of me.
“I kept in the gym all summer because I had a feeling I had to be ready for a call like this, and ready I am.”