Chisora: Haye all talk
Controversial heavyweight vows to expose fellow Brit
Last Updated: July 9, 2012 10:05pm
Dereck Chisora: Says he will expose David Haye on Saturday
Dereck Chisora says he will expose David Haye as "all hype" when the pair go toe-to-toe in the ring at Upton Park this Saturday.
The controversial bout, sanctioned by the Luxembourg Boxing Federation after being condemned by the British Boxing Board of Control, is set to be the culmination of a feud which came to the fore after an infamous brawl in February.
"David is a talker, he's all hype. David Haye talked himself into a title fight and all he's got is talking. He's notorious."
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There is little love lost between the pair due to their fracas in Munich, which occurred after Chisora's WBC title loss to Vitali Klitschko, and a no-show by Haye at a scheduled media conference call on Monday has stoked the fires again.
Chisora has dismissed Haye as a "drama queen" after his failure to attend, claiming it was merely an attention-seeking ploy.
"David Haye is a drama queen and I don't know why more attention is being given to a drama queen but the show must go on," Chisora said.
"He's a drama queen and he wants attention so you give him more attention. I don't really care to be honest.
"I'm just keeping to myself. He's the one who's gone on blogs, blogging, blogging, blogging - that's the only way he knows how to fight.
"Is he a real proper boxer who gets in the ring like a true champion like he says he's the champion? No, I don't think so.
"David is a talker, he's all hype. David Haye talked himself into a title fight and all he's got is talking. He's notorious.
"He's into mind games but I don't play along with all the things he says. He has to do what makes him happy but he knows what's coming."
Haye excused his absence, posting on Twitter: "Just woke up! Apparently I slept through a press media call! Hope I didn't miss out on anything interesting coming out of Del Boys mouth."
Chisora, who has suffered three defeats in his last four fights and is an underdog heading into the bout, says he has no interest in becoming involved in a tactical battle when he faces former WBA heavyweight champion Haye.
"It's a fight. I'm not looking to box him. I want to fight, whatever the round is, I want to fight and I want to punch him," the Zimbabwean-born boxer said.
"David Haye does not know what he's got himself involved in, this is going to be a fight. I'm going to be all over him like a baby's rash, he's never fought anybody like me."
He added: "He's getting knocked out. He says he's going to knock me out in round two but he's going to go down in round seven. This fight is about me knocking this fool out because I don't like him."