Derek Chisora admits he loves to entertain and cause damage ahead of Kubrat Pulev showdown

Derek Chisora revealed he still has the hunger to continue boxing and entertain fans as he prepares for next month’s showdown with former world title challenger Kubrat Pulev.

Chisora will face the Bulgarian on July 9 in a rematch which has been six years in the making. 

The 38-year-old Brit lost to a split decision against Pulev in Germany during a 2016 bout for the European heavyweight title.

That was one of Chisora's 12 career defeats which he has suffered during a 44-fight career in professional boxing.

Despite his long career, the Zimbabwe-born fighter has no intention of stopping, saying: "When they start singing that beautiful song - oh Derek Chisora - I get pumped up, I can't help myself. The game plan goes out the window and I just let it go! I am excited.

"For me my plan is my fans, that is it. Entertainment is the plan. I have lost so many fights, I have won a couple of fights and I have won the things I wanted to win but it is irrelevant to me.

"I just prefer fighting. I wake up every morning, go training and I still have the hunger for it.

"I get these younger guys coming into the gym sparring with me and I see the fear in their eyes by the time they get to rounds three or four. I am still hungry, I still want to fight and cause damage to people. I want to entertain."

Pulev underlined his respect for 'Del Boy' during Friday's press conference, but also admitted he still has one eye on claiming the world heavyweight title.

He added: "I am concentrated on this fight and after that (the) world title, this is my dream and I am going to take this.

"Derek is a difficult opponent but we have a little bit of history. Now a couple of years after my win I feel good and better because I teach and learn a lot of things from my fights.

"I have more experience and so my fight against Joshua here in London, I was not good prepared, before I was with Covid and I don't say nothing in the media, but I don't prepare good.

"Now I am healthy, I am good and here to fight against my friend Derek."

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