Dereck Chisora to fight Malik Scott at Wembley Arena on 20 July

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Britain's Dereck Chisora will fight unbeaten US heavyweight Malik Scott on 20 July at London's Wembley Arena.

Chisora, 29, had originally been due to face Scott's compatriot Deontay Wilder, but the bout had to be cancelled as Wilder is unable to travel to the UK.

Wilder's replacement, 32-year-old Scott, has won 35 and drawn one of his 36 professional contests.

"I can't wait for the fight. Scott is a great name to have on my record," said Londoner Chisora.

"He's big, unbeaten and dangerous and I'm looking forward to going out there and doing a real good job on him.

"I will make a real statement against Scott and show that I'm back on track for the world title."

Wilder, who overwhelmed Audley Harrison in one minute 10 seconds last month, withdrew from the original date of 15 June following his arrest for domestic violence.

This will be Chisora's second bout since regaining his British boxing licence after a brawl with David Haye following Chisora's WBC heavyweight title loss to Vitali Klitschko.

Chisora has won 16 out of 20 fights, but has lost four of his last six, with defeats against Tyson Fury, Robert Helenius, Vitali Klitschko and David Haye.

But he did win in his most recent contest, a ninth-round stoppage victory against Argentina's Hector Alfredo Avila in April.

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