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Dereck Chisora gets new opponent

Updated: January 27, 2014, 10:52 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

European heavyweight champion Dereck Chisora, due to defend his title on Feb. 15 at the Copper Box Arena in London, got a new opponent on Monday in American Kevin Johnson.

Chisora (19-4, 13 KOs) was scheduled to fight Andriy Rudenko (24-0, 16 KOs) of Ukraine but he pulled out after suffering an Achilles tendon injury on Jan. 16.

"Johnson comes in with a great record and is name that fans know," Chisora said at a news conference on Monday in London. "This is by no means an easy fight. ...

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