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'I'm like herpes' says Dereck Chisora

It was an unusual quote from the British heavyweight.

Dereck Chisora in action.
Dereck Chisora in action.
Image: Adam Davy/PA Archive/PA Images

AS HE PREPARES to face Dillian Whyte for the British heavyweight championship on 10 December, Dereck Chisora has made quite an unusual comparison between himself and the herpes virus.

Chisora will fight on the undercard of Anthony Joshua’s IBF heavyweight title defence against Eric Molina in Manchester and made the comparison promoting the bout.

“I’ve lost six fights, people write me off but you can’t write me off,” the 32-year-old said.

I’m like herpes – one minute I’m gone, then one minute I pop back up.”

“It’s like you have to see the doctor and get a pill but then suddenly I pop back up,” added Chisora, who goes into the fight with a 26-6 record.

“All I see is Dillian on the canvas. 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.”

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