Dereck Chisora has been handed a huge opportunity to get his name back in the mix for a crack at a world heavyweight title when he takes on huge hitting American prospect Deontay Wilder in a ten round contest on June 15 at Wembley Arena.

The undefeated Wilder has stopped all 28 of his opponents inside the distance and is yet to be stretched beyond the fourth round as no other heavyweight has been able to deal with his immense power.

Dereck Chisora
Dereck Chisora will face Deontay Wilder on June 15 in London. [Reuters]

Wilder was last seen in the UK last month when he stopped Audley Harrison after just 70 seconds of the first round. The Bronze Bomber is attempting to raise his worldwide profile and a victory over Chisora would propel him into world title contention.

It will certainly be the biggest test of Wilder's career as Chisora has proven that he can go the distance with the very best having shared a ring with Vitali Klitschko for 12 rounds.

The often controversial Londoner has had a difficult 12 months, having been stopped by David Haye in July last year he then had a long wait before being granted a new licence by the British Boxing Board of Control.

He returned in a scrappy points win over Argentine Hector Alfredo Avila last month at Wembley but it will be a serious test getting in the ring with the powerful, but somewhat raw, Wilder.

Chief support on the card sees an exciting all-British showdown between two unbeaten young champions in Frankie Gavin and Denton Vassell.

Birmingham ace Gavin, the British welterweight champion, makes the second defence of his title against Vassell who puts his Commonwealth title on the line.

Also renewing an old rivalry are Liverpool warriors Paul Smith and Tony Dodson who clashed three years ago in an epic encounter that Smith edged on the judges' scorecards. The two will meet for the British super-middleweight title in what is a hugely anticipated rematch.

Fellow super-middleweight Frank Buglioni will look to extend his record to 9-0, while there will also be a chance to see a host of excitinig British fighters in Bradley Skeete, Calum Johnson and Paul Butler.