Heavyweight contender Derek Chisora has signed his portion of a contract to face Adam Kownacki, with a working date of July 9 being penned down.

Kownacki, however, has not signed a contract or committed himself to this particular fight.

Chisora, 38-years-old, is looking to turn his career around after suffering three defeats in a row. He lost a twelve round decision to Oleksandr Usyk and then back to back setbacks to Joseph Parker.

The last of those bouts, a rematch with Parker in December, saw Chisora get to the finish line but take a lot of punishment during the twelve round contest.

Afterwards, Chisora refused to entertain the idea of retirement and vowed to carry on.

“The thing is, I will be honest with you, I want to fight everybody. When I hang it up I can say I fought everybody in my era and enjoyed it," Chisora told Talk Sport.

"I loved it, that’s what I want to do. I don’t want to duck and dive and suddenly at the end of my career saying ‘I wish I’d fought this guy’. No, I want to fight everybody right now.”

Kownacki, 33-years-old, is also in a period of rebuilding - after suffering back to back knockout losses to Robert Helenius.

In October of last year, as part of the undercard to the trilogy fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder, Kownacki took a beating before the fight was stopped in the sixth round.

Eddie Hearn, who promotes Chisora, hopes the fight with Kownacki gets done.

"Derek's signed his side, Adam Kownacki looks to sign that if he's up for it, we hope he is, it's a tremendous fight," Hearn told IFL TV.