British heavyweight boxer Dereck Chisora has compared himself to herpes ahead of his December showdown with Dillian Whyte.
The 32-year-old is appearing on the undercard of Anthony Joshua’s IBF heavyweight title defence against Eric Molina in Manchester, having previously lost to the likes of David Haye, Tyson Fury and Vitali Klitschko, who he took the distance in 2012.
Chisora is keen to prove he is not a spent force in boxing as he looks to revive his career by winning the British heavyweight title.
He said: “I’ve lost six fights and people wrote me off but you can’t write me off.
"I'm like herpes. You think I'm gone and then I pop back up.
"You see a doctor and get a pill and I disappear but I pops back up he doesn’t bring much to the table, he doesn’t bring power punches that can hurt me."
Whyte has won his last three fights since losing to Joshua, whom he beat as an amateur, last December.
He said: “I come to fight. Dereck does a lot of talking; sometimes he shows up, sometimes he doesn't.
“Dereck is deluded. He thought he was going to Germany and KO [Kubrat] Pulev but he showed no heart and no fight.
“The same thing is going to happen again. I’m looking to knock him out.
"I'm looking to put a stop to Dereck Chisora's career. A lot of people want to see the end of him.
"He's a tough guy but I think it's time he's done. He can be a bin man in London.
"I'm looking forward to seeing him empty the bin in my neighbourhood."
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