British heavyweight Dereck Chisora compared himself to a viral disease on Thursday as the former World and European title challenger talked up a domestic battle with Dillian Whyte.
There’s never been any love lost between the two fighters since rumours began they would meet for the UK title, which has now been rubberstamped for December 10 at Manchester Arena.
The winner will be one step closer to a possible shot at WBC champion Deontay Wilder in 2017 and Chisora believes he may have been overlooked by his opponent for their contest next month.
“It’s a big day on December 10, for me I’ve lost six fights, people write me off but you can’t write me off,” said Chisora at the press conference in London.
“I’m like herpes – one minute I’m gone, then one minute I pop back up. So it’s like you have to see the doctor and get a pill but then suddenly I pop back up.
“In terms of my opponent, there’s nothing much I’m scared of, he doesn’t bring much to the table. He’s got a good selection of punches but he hasn’t got a power punch so I’m looking forward to the fight.
“All I see is Dillian on the canvas,” he added.
At 32, Chisora could be in last chance saloon having fought just once for the world title when losing to Vitali Klitschko in 2011.
Since then, ‘Del Boy’ has endured contrasting results but knows a win over Whyte would edge him closer to a possible final eliminator and ultimately another chance at claiming the coveted green and gold belt.