Chisora out to prove himself
July 14, 2012 15:30:12 UK
Dereck Chisora wants to restore his battered reputation when he takes on David Haye in their heavyweight clash on Saturday night.
Chisora impressed many during his fight against Vitali Klitschko, which he lost on points, but his behaviour before that bout and the ongoing bad blood with Haye have damaged his credibility with the viewing public.
I'll restore my name after this fight.Dereck Chisora
And the former British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion, who is 4.50 to win on Saturday and 7.00 to win by a knockout, is determined to show what he can do in the ring at Upton Park.
"What happened after the (Klitschko) fight took away a lot from my performance," he said.
"You know everybody painted me with a bad name, but I'll restore my name after this fight."
Haye, who is 1.22 to win the fight, is also out to restore his own reputation after his defeat to Wladimir Klitschko, which he blamed on an injured toe.
"If Haye took his beating like a man and admitted he had lost to a great champion, the British people would have been more accepting," added Chisora.
"Don't make excuses about your toe. That was embarrassing for him and his whole family."
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