Dereck Chisora believes he deserves another opportunity to dethrone WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko after inflicting a first loss on American Malik Scott on Saturday night in London.

The 29 year old won in controversial fashion at Wembley Arena when Scott appeared to get to his feet at the count of nine only for the referee to determine that the American was unable to continue.

Scott appeared to be unshaken from the right hook and despite the seemingly premature stoppage, was relatively calm with the decision, saying: "I'm a professional. Dereck hit me with a good shot. I gave myself an eight-count and was up at nine."

While it may have been a surprise ending, Chisora had boxed well throughout the six rounds and was on top of his opponent when the stoppage came.

Having suffered a run of four defeats in five fights, the Londoner was looking to get his career back on track and he now feels as though he is ready to step back in the ring with Vitali.

"I now want a rematch with Klitschko. I knew just how important this fight was - I couldn't afford to lose," said Chisora.

The often outspoken heavyweight went the distance with Vitali back in February 2012 but lost to a unanimous points verdict.

Klitschko has fought on just one occasion since that bout, stopping Manuel Charr in the fourth round, and there have been rumours that he was willing to walk away from the sport in order to purse his burgeoning political career.

While Chisora wants to face the giant Ukrainian, it seems his promoter Frank Warren would like to see him back in the ring with dangerous American Deontay Wilder.

The undefeated heavyweight was due to face Chisora but a deal could not be agreed, however, it seems his name is once again in the mix.

Asked if Wilder was a possibility, Warren said: "There are no excuses now. Let's see if he's got the guts to do it."