Dereck Chisora picked up his Luxembourg Boxing Federation
license in tiny European nation yesterday.
Chisora faces David Haye for the WBO International and WBA
Intercontinental heavyweight titles on Saturday July 14 at West
Ham's Upton Park ground in a bout which is controversially being
sanctioned by the Luxembourg Boxing Federation.
"I had plenty of opportunities to be licensed by other
countries, but I chose Luxembourg because they were very respectful
towards me, very accommodating and friendly people and I look
forward to making them proud," Chisora said.
Tony Tiberi, general secretary of the Luxembourg Boxing
Federation, said, "Dereck Chisora is a great champion and become a
hero in Luxembourg when he visited a boxing gym today and made a
lot of boxers day by helping with some coaching.
"We are sure he will not let the people of Luxembourg
down. He will now go into the ring known as the Red Lion of