Dereck Chisora looking to put one over American rival this weekend
Last Updated: July 20, 2013 10:01pm
Dereck Chisora (L) and Malik Scott collide at Wembley on Saturday
Dereck Chisora says he is defending the pride of the nation when he takes on American Malik Scott at Wembley on Saturday.
The British heavyweight has seen both Audley Harrison and David Price suffer career-threatening defeats to Deontay Wilder and Tony Thompson respectively in recent months.
There was a lot of animosity when he and the unbeaten Malik clashed on a recent conference call but all was calm when they came face-to-face for the first time on Tuesday.
Nevertheless, Chisora intends to send the American home with his tail between his legs as he looks to get back in the world title mix.
"Scott's an American fighter. This has become about territory, it's America versus Britain. I'll have to show how we do it to these Yankees," Chisora said.
"I've got a heart, David hasn't got a heart. He's too much of a nice guy. I like fighting.
"As Scott's coach (Jesse Reid) said, this is the fight game. Scott will come back fighting in the same situation."
Scott has drawn one of his 36 fights but although it is a record packed with journeymen he believes he has the firepower to beat former WBC title contender Chisora.
"For a guy of my style Chisora's very beatable and I'm looking forward to staying undefeated," the 32-year-old said.
"Dereck's the perfect opponent, a tough fighter who will make me earn it and I will put it all on the line on Saturday night."