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Sunderland heavyweight backing Dereck Chisora against Vitali Klitschko

Sunderland heavyweight boxer Danny ‘Boy’ Hughes has revealed he will be rooting for Dereck Chisora in his bid to become WBC Heavyweight champion.

Dereck ‘Del Boy’ Chisora faces the elder of the Klitschko brothers in Munich, Germany on Saturday night and the fight will be live on BoxNationTV.

Many people have been quick to write the Zimbabwean-born English heavyweight off, largely due to the Klitschko’s dominance and Chisora’s inexperience at this level, but not 25 year-old Sunderland heavyweight – Danny Hughes.

Hughes was sparring with Chisora ahead of the fight and revealed: “He was looking great in the gym.”

Of the fight Hughes said: “I can’t wait for the heavyweight fight on Saturday; even if people are not giving Chisora a chance, I’ll still be screaming at my tele for a British boxer to bring home that belt.

“It’s heavyweight boxing and anything can happen. He has nothing to lose in this fight and a man with nothing to lose is a dangerous man.”

Hughes is also a boxer on the up. The 25 year-old has won ten of his 14 professional fights, winning three by the way of knockout. His two defeats both came in the Prize Fighter series, so there is most definitely potential there.

The Sunderland boxer also revealed that he is hoping to be back in the ring in March after being out since September.

“I’m not sure when my next fight is but hopefully I’ll get one at the end of March. I’ll just have to see what comes up. I’ve started training again and feel a lot better so we’ll see.” Said Hughes.


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