He who dares! Del Boy Chisora promises to KO Klitschko with a pukka performance
As Dereck 'Del Boy' Chisora posed with Vitali Klitschko with a replica of an all-too familiar yellow three-wheeler, the 27-year-old promised to make the WBC heavyweight champion look like a right dipstick.
The pair meet in the ring in Munich on February 18, and Only Fools and Horses fanatic Chisora promised to end the dominance of the heavyweight division of Klitschko and his brother Wladimir, who holds the IBF, IBO, WBO and WBA belts.
Jolly boys' outing: Vitali Klitschko (left) and Dereck Chisora pose with the replica Robin Reliant
Chisora claims it is a case of 'he who dares' as he ventures into the lion's den to face the 40-year-old Ukrainian, who has lost just two of his 45 bouts.
The Londoner said: I thrive on fighting away from home, I love it. The more boos I have, the more excitement it gives me. I'm looking forward to fighting in Germany and I'm excited to be fighting for the biggest prize in this sport's history.
'I've already said to Vitali that I hope he doesn't chicken out like his brother did when he was meant to fight me.
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'Wladimir pulled out of fighting me twice and I just hope he doesn't do the same. I just want to fight — that's all I want to do.'
And plucky Chisora promised to play it nice and cool, taking a leaf out of his hero Muhammad Ali's book by predicting his rival's demise in the eighth round.
'He's going down in the eighth round. He don't know that yet, but now he knows because I've just told him!
'He doesn't know what's coming and that's the whole point. All I can say is I'm coming to fight and he better be ready.
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The plucky Brit is aiming to bounce back in style from defeats to Tyson Fury and Robert Helenius, and says Klitschko won't know what's hit him.
'Physically and mentally, I'm coming to take what's his. He just has to be prepared to be fight because I'm coming for him.
'Everyone's bored of him and the whole world is on my side. Him and his brother have killed the sport I love.'
'They may never heard of me in China, but they'll know all about me there after I've whopped his ass.'
But Klitschko retorted by claiming he would put Chisora in stuke, with the veteran of the ring adding that he feels better than ever.
'Right now I have to prove my skills once again
against a British guy,' he said. 'I'm not the youngest man around but I feel like I'm 25. I'm in great
condition and I have a lot of experience.
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'People think I am too old but I'm not. I've defended my title many times
against different fighters with different styles.
'Chisora wants to prove I'm past my best but I need a challenge. He is
one of the people who has good skills and can challenge me.
'I've studied him very well and I know his skills. This fight will be
very interesting for me.
'Can Chisora beat the heavyweight champion That's the question and I
will be ready to answer it on February 18.'