Join at the 5 star Intercontinental O2 for a thrilling evening of official Team Chisora boxing hospitality with a double-header top billing at the O2 Arena.
Unbeaten British star Josh Taylor takes on unbeaten American sensation Regis Prograis in the final of the World Boxing Super Series with 4 belts on the line including Taylor’s IBF Light Welterweight title, whilst resurgent British heavyweight Dereck Chisora takes on Joseph Parker as he builds towards a world title shot.
We will be joined by retired former WBA Cruiserweight champion David ‘The Hayemaker’ Haye prior to the fight to discuss the evening’s action and his own glittering career and after the fight we will welcome our regular post-fight analyst, former IBF Cruiserweight champion Glenn McCrory. Guests will enjoy a superb 3 course dinner, 4 hour complimentary bar and following the fight action a luxury buffet will be served with the opportunity for a few more drinks from the late cash bar.
Fight Night at The O2: As well as the fantastic double top billing, an outstanding supporting cast features a series of bouts which will have any boxing fan’s mouth-watering. Nigel Benn’s son Conor, unbeaten in 15 fights to date and touted as the next big thing, is on the undercard. Former world champions Ricky Burns and Lee Selby clash in a fascinating all-British match-up with both men on a rebuilding mission towards a world title shot – there’s a huge amount on the line here and defeat for either man is unthinkable. Unbeaten Londoner Lawrence Okolie steps up to challenge Yves Ngabu for the Belgian’s European Cruiserweight belt. Okolie looks the real deal, victory here will add to his burgeoning reputation as a potential world champion. Ever-popular Dereck Chisora then steps up to take on Joseph Parker in a fight which should lead to a world title shot. ‘Del Boy’ featured in one of the fights of the year in losing to Dillian Whyte last December but has since won twice and is very much back in the game. Finally, two unbeaten superstars collide as Josh Taylor takes on Regis Prograis in the final of the World Boxing Super Series for 4 belts including the IBF Light Welterweight title. It should be an incredible night’s action!
David Haye: ‘The Hayemaker’ dominated the Cruiserweight division, unifying titles with wins over Jean-Marc Mormeck and Enzo Maccarinelli. At Heavyweight, Haye quickly established himself as a star of the division, winning the WBA belt by defeating giant Russian Nikolay Valuev. Victories over John Ruiz and Audley Harrison set up a unification bout against Wladimir Klitchsko, with the Ukranian proving victorious on points. Victory over Dereck Chisora followed, before David hung up his gloves for over three years. David couldn’t resist the lure of the ring, and following quickfire wins over Mark De Mori and Arnold Gjergjaj, his 2017 bout with Tony Bellew was one of the biggest ever all-British fights, resulting in an incredibly brave 11th round defeat, despite rupturing his right Achilles tendon. A rematch was inevitable, and in May 2018 David fought Bellew again, losing in the 5th Round, prompting the battle-weary 37 year old to bring down the curtain on a great career. David will be remembered as one of Britain’s best boxers of recent decades, and finished his pro career with a record of 28 wins (26 Kos) and only 4 defeats. He is still heavily involved in the sport as a trainer and promoter, with Dereck Chisora being one of his fighters. We are thrilled to welcome The Hayemaker as our VIP guest.
Glenn McCrory: A former IBF Cruiserweight champion, Glenn progressed through the ranks by winning his first 13 pro fights. A poor run saw him lose 5 of his next 6 fights before he staged a remarkable turnaround, winning his next 13 fights. His defeat of Chisanda Mutti in 1987 landed him the Commonwealth Cruiserweight title, before beating Tee Jay in early 1988 to add the British title to his collection. Glenn’s rise to the top culminated in winning the IBF Cruiserweight world title with a convincing points victory over Patrick “Killer” Lumumba in 1989, which he defended successfully in his next fight. After a defeat to Jeff Lampkin, Glenn stepped up to Heavyweight to challenge a young up-and-coming heavyweight called Lennox Lewis, losing in the second round to the legend-to-be. He was a regular analyst on Sky Sports Boxing coverage for many years and is now the principle boxing pundit on Talksport Radio.
Pete Graves: A keen boxing fan, Pete has enjoyed a swift rise through the broadcasting ranks to become one of the most recognisable faces on Sky Sports. After leaving university, Pete started his broadcasting career with the hospital radio show Radio Tyneside, before working in the local Metro Radio, and then ITV Tyneside as a sports reporter. Since 2009 he has worked at Sky Sports, mainly as a presenter, where his passion for sport and all-round knowledge are amongst his greatest assets. Over the past few years Pete has become a great asset as a regular host of our events, and we are delighted to have him as always!
The InterContinental Hotel: London O2: The hotel enjoys spectacular views over Canary Wharf, and the River Thames, perfectly located for discerning clients attending the O2 Arena. Connected directly to the O2 Arena via a covered walkway, with a dedicated entrance to the Arena, the Intercontinental is also just 5 minutes’ walk from North Greenwich tube station. For guests staying overnight, the contemporary rooms feature chic, granite bathrooms, offering free Wi-Fi, smart TVs and desks. Our hospitality takes place in one of the Hotel’s finest and most salubrious suites, The Riverview Suite, and guests will enjoy quality dining and service for which the hotel is rightly renowned.