December 29, 1983
Dereck Chisora is a Zimbabwean born British professional boxer who grew up in the suburb on Mbare.
Chisora was born on December 29, 1983 in Zimbabwe. He grew up in Zimbabwe from a humble background where he is said to have been in the business of smuggling alcohol into stadiums during football matches to sell. He then migrated to the United Kingdom and worked as an apprentice mechanic at Golders Green when he was barely 18 years old. He briefly ventured into car selling before making a commitment to boxing.
Chisora's boxing career has taken many twists and turns since he turned professional in 2007. He has won several titles which include the British heavyweight championship among others. He earned a reputation for being a very aggressive boxer knocking down his opponents. One of the most publicised matches of Chisora's career include his defeat to Vitali Klitschko. There were a lot of insults traded between the two boxers weeks before the fight even took place.
- British Heavyweight Title
- Commonwealth Heavyweight Title
- WBO International Heavyweight Title
- WBA International Heavyweight Title
- EBU European Heavyweight Titles
Away from the ring, Chisora had made the headlines in the news for the wrong reasons over the years. It was reported that he once threatened to kill two men who had blocked his Mercedes in a car park which saw him being arrested for the offence and performing community service. He was also stripped of his boxing license in 2012 following a physical confrontation with a fellow boxer during a press conference after a boxing match in Germany.
- Nick McGrath Dereck Chisora: 'I've earned £3.5m for far', The Telegraph, Published: November 23, 2014, Retrieved: February 28, 2015
- Martin Domin and Richard Spillet 'I'll kill you!' Dereck Chisora ordered to complete community service after threats to two men who blocked in his car, Mail Online, Published: December 19, 2014, Retrieved: February 28, 2015