Price per Head Sportsbooks: Late opponent change does not bother Chisora

Dereck ChisoraPrice per head sportsbooks found out that Dereck Chisora is not concerned about a late change of opponent before the defence on Saturday of his WBO international heavyweight title in London.

Chisora originally agreed to take on Arnold Gjerjaj, but pay per head services saw that the Swiss boxer dropped out and Matteo Modugno replaced him.

But the Italian suffered an injury to the rib, so now Chisora will face the Czech Republic’s Ondrej Pala at the Copper Box.

Pala won 32 of his 35 bouts, and price per head sportsbooks believe that he should give Chisora – who is also after the vacant WBA international heavyweight crown – a proper test.

“You just have to keep going with it and keep pushing,” he said. “You can’t complain. I have been aiming for the same weight on those scales all the time so it is no different for me, no different at all.

“First of all they sign the contract but then they get in the gym and they get hurt. My last opponent pulled out because he got injured it is not like he didn’t want to fight, we are in the fighting game and everyone wants to fight.”

Price per head sportsbooks saw that on Tuesday, Chisora appeared to be in excellent form during his media workout and was keen to lose weight.

“I’m feeling great and I’m excited for Saturday,” he said. “Things are looking good. I wanted to lose a bit of weight and I’m walking around feeling good, I’m on the verge of losing even more weight so that is good.

“The Copper Box is a nice arena. We are going to start packing it out soon and I hope all of the fans come and enjoy the arena and stuff. It is a home arena for me now, it is the new York Hall basically.”

Chisora won all three fights since he lost to David Haye in July 2012 at Upton Park.

He backed Haye to return to the ring despite the former WBA heavyweight champion suggesting his career may be over because of injury.

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“He will be back,” Chisora said. “David Haye will be back because he likes boxing. It is difficult to get away from it if you have the passion.”