Chisora and Saunders Headline
Boxing Extravaganza: Rock the Box 2
Copper Box Arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Promoter Frank Warren is delighted to announce that ‘Rock The Box 2’, the next big multi-title extravaganza at the Copper Box Arena on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, will take place on Saturday 30th November headlined by stars Dereck Chisora and Billy Joe Saunders.
The Hall of Fame Promoter’s hugely successful debut event at the stunning, state-of-the-art, venue earlier this month saw an action-packed show, including Chisora smashing his way to the European Heavyweight title and Saunders defending his British and Commonwealth Middleweight titles in a hard and absorbing battle against John Ryder
Finchley puncher Chisora, who also holds the WBO International title, returns to action and makes the first defence of his European title against a challenger to be announced.
The 29-year-old is back to his dynamite best and recorded his third win this year. He defeated Argentine Hector Alfredo Avila in April, followed by a stunning win over the unbeaten American Malik Scott inside six rounds in July, but his total destruction of Edmund Gerber – pummelling the German from head to body with power shots – was his most impressive yet.
Chisora said, “I said that I would be destroying these guys from now and that’s what I’ve done in my last two fights. The fans and media know what I can do, this is the new Del Boy and this time I’m on the road to win the world heavyweight title. I love fighting at the Copper Box Arena and this is my new home. Whoever I have in front of me on November 30th is getting destroyed.”
Hatfield’s Saunders puts his British and Commonwealth titles on the line against a challenger to be announced, but will he will be going all out to win the prestigious Lonsdale Belt with a successful third defence of the title.
The 24-year-old has had a sensational year so far defending the British and Commonwealth titles against Matthew Hall in March and claiming the unbeaten records of Gary O’Sullivan with a masterclass performance to capture the WBO International belt and tough London rival Ryder to defend both belts.
His fantastic achievements were recognised by the Boxing Writers’ Club who nominated him their Young Boxer of the Year award to cap a memorable September for the young star.
“To say this year has been the best of my career would be an understatement. I couldn’t have wished for a better one, but it’s only going to get better and bettter. I’m producing the best boxing of my career, I’ve defended my British and Commonwealth titles, I’ve beaten two unbeaten fighters in O’Sullivan and Ryder, I’m still unbeaten and I’ve been won the Best Young Boxer of the Year award. But the year isn’t over yet and I’ve got the chance to win the Lonsdale Belt outright at the Copper Box Arena which will be end the year perfectly.” Said Saunders.