If you are a fan of professional boxing, then you must be aware of the name Derek Chisora. The famous boxer is from Zimbabwe and has been very successful in his career. He has been crowned as the 9th best active heavyweight worldwide according to BoxRec.
In his boxing career, Chisora has fought many major names such as Tyson Fury, Vitali Klitschko and David Haye. As a result, he has accumulated a large purse and is worth millions of dollars.
He has been awarded with a guaranteed purse of $1.5 to $2 million in each fight. Additionally, Chisora will also be given a share of pay-per-view revenues for each event. Considering that there are many high-profile bouts in the near future, the net worth of Chisora is expected to skyrocket.
Dereck Chisora was born in Mbare, Harare, Zimbabwe in December 1983. He is the son of Paul Chisora and Viola Chisora. During his early years, Chisora lived with his maternal grandparents in Hatfield. Later on, he moved to London where he started learning the sport of boxing.
Since the age of 19, Chisora has been professionally trained as a boxer. He has been known for his in-ring nickname, “Del Boy.” His illustrious career has been marked by a number of significant wins. These include the ABA super-heavyweight title in 2006 as an amateur.
Chisora has been a notable figure in the British boxing community, and has been a fan favourite. Fans are fond of his in-ring nickname, ‘Del Boy’. However, there have been some controversies surrounding his personal life. For example, in 2010, Chisora was found guilty of assaulting his girlfriend. On top of that, he was suspended from a WBC title bout after an incident during a backstage brawl with Vitali Klitschko. Fortunately, the punishment was suspended for two years.
He has been awarded several endorsement deals, including a deal with Bentley Continental Supersports. In addition, Chisora owns several properties in the United Kingdom. Furthermore, he owns a farm outside of London.
Currently, Chisora is worth about $5 million to $10 million. The majority of his income comes from boxing, though he has also accumulated good fortune from his investments. One of the most notable investments he made was buying a Rolls Royce. Another one is the farm he owns in Hampstead.
Chisora is expected to earn a lot of money when he steps into the ring for his third bout against Tyson Fury. This fight will be one of the biggest paychecks of his career. Moreover, if the fight is successful, Chisora will also add a huge amount of money in PPV shares. Considering that Chisora has earned a total of PS1 million for his previous fights, he could earn up to PS5 million for his upcoming stadium fight.
Chisora was once in a relationship with Yalda Kontratchy, an Iranian woman. They dated for a while, but eventually broke up due to abuse. However, the pair have been seen together many times.