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Derek Chisora

Derek Chisora is a famous British boxer. Derek Chisora gained fame for winning multiple heavyweight championships from 2006 to the present.

Early Life

Derek Chisora was born on 29 December 1983 and he is currently 39 years old. Chisora hails from Mbare, Harare, and his zodiac sign is Capricorn. Although born in Zimbabwe, his nationality is British. Talking about his family, his parents are Viola and Paul Chisora. Sadly, his parents divorced when he was only 4 years old.

Following his parents’ divorce, this personality spent his early years in Hatfield. There, he grew up in the care of his maternal grandmother and step-grandfather. Later on, this personality attended Churchill School. At this institution, Derek became a paramedic for the school’s sports team.

Later on, when he was 16 years old, Chisora’s family moved to the United Kingdom. It was back in the year 1999. There, his family lived in Finchley, London.

Derek Chisora

Caption: Derek Chisora’s mother and daughter posing for a photo. Source: Facebook

Professional Life

Professionally, Derek Chisora is a boxer. As such, Derek was challenged once for the WBC heavyweight title in the year 2012. At the regional level, this boxer has held multiple heavyweight championships. Some of them are the British and Commonwealth titles from the years 2010 to 2011. Also, he held the European title from the years 2013 to 2014.

As an amateur, this boxer won the ABA super-heavyweight title in the year 2006. As of July 2022, BoxRec ranks this professional boxer as the world’s 7th-best active heavyweight. After a year, boxer Derek has been ranked as BoxRec’s top 10 heavyweight ten times. Additionally, he has also been ranked among the world’s top 10 heavyweights since 2013. He reached his highest ranking at #5 in the years 2013 and 2020.

Furthermore, this boxer’s knockout-to-win percentage stands at 70%. Talking more about his amateur career in boxing, he started this career at the age of 19 years. His club during the beginning was Finchley ABC in Barnet, North London. This club was also home to heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua.

Additionally, Derek had around 20 amateur fights. This also included winning the 2006 ABA Super Heavyweight title. Derek had won the aforementioned title by defeating Tom Dallas in the final. Similarly, he also won a gold medal at the Four Nations Championships. Likewise, this boxer endorsed the Brexit Party at the 2019 European Parliament elections.

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Caption: Derek and Joseph Parker during their weigh-in for their match in December 2021. Source: Bad Left Hook

Net Worth 2023

Moving on, boxer Chisora has a net worth of around $7.6 million US dollars. Derek’s major source of income is his active career in boxing winning various championships.

Personal Life

Derek Chisora is most probably single at present. There is no news related to Derek’s love life and he also has yet to share social media posts related to his private life.

However, he has dated Yalda Kontratchy in the past. Similarly, as per his April 2021 Instagram post, Derek is a father of two girls. However, his daughters’ names and identities are not disclosed yet.

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Caption: Derek during a walk with his daughters. Source: Twitter


Boxer Derek was found guilty of assaulting his then-girlfriend in November 2010. He had assaulted his then-lover after he found text messages from another man on her phone. Chisora narrowly escaped being sent to prison and he was given a 12-week sentence suspended for two years.

Additionally, this boxer was also ordered to pay £1,500 in compensation and £500 costs and complete 150 hours of community work. Moreover, the authorities stopped this boxer in his Bentley near Hyde Park in London in November 2015. Then in September 2016, Chisora was reportedly driving without a valid driving license, insurance, and MOT certificate.

After he was initially given six points, this boxer appealed the ban blaming his insurance broker. At a court hearing in January 2017, the boxer avoided a driving ban when he claimed that he thought he was insured after payment had left his account, paying for two drivers.

Derek Chisora – Body Measurements

Derek Chisora stands tall at an approximate height of 6 feet 2 inches or 188 cm and his weight is around 205 lb / 93 kg. Similarly, Chisora has dark brown eyes and hair of the same color. Besides these, this famous boxer’s other body measurements are not available at the moment.

Derek Chisora – Social Media

Talking about his social media presence, Derek Chisora joined Twitter in January 2011 and so far has over 310.9K followers on his @DerekWarChisora account. Likewise, his @derekwarchisora Instagram account has over 279K followers as of August 2022. Further, he has earned over 103K followers on his self-titled Facebook profile.