DERECK CHISORA insists that he will dethrone “the king of the sport” when he challenges Vitali Klitschko for his WBC Heavyweight title on Saturday at the Olympiahalle in Munich, Germany.
The Londoner is a heavy underdog ahead of his clash with the 40-year old Klitschko, who has not suffered a defeat since he was beaten by Lennox Lewis, almost nine years ago, back in 2003.
However Chisora is far from overwhelmed by the daunting task ahead of him and truly believes that his supreme confidence sets him apart from Klitschko’s previous opponents.
“Everyone is saying that it will be the toughest test of my career but that’s just because he has been on the throne for such a long time,” he said.
“Vitali has been around a long time. He is the king of the sport but it’s about time that somebody came in who is young and fresh, who is not scared of anyone and who is going to whoop his ass.
“A lot of people have tried to do it but they don’t have the swagger and the passion to go in there and do the business but I have got it.”
Klitschko has a massive amount of respect for “Del Boy” and expects an explosive encounter on Saturday.
“He’s a strong contender. He is young, wild, aggresive and hungry. He marches forward all the time,” said Klitschko. “The fight will be interesting.”
Chisora has already been written off ahead of the fight but he insists that he is not concerned about fighting on hostile territory and is determined to silence his doubters with a shock victory.
“The Germans are not that loud at fights and I just have to block any noise they do make” said Chisora, who was controversially defeated on points by unbeaten Finnish fighter, Robert Helenius.
“I don’t care what people think. They are not the ones who are going into the ring. I am the one who is doing the fighting so I will decide what happens.”