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Chisora: 'Big mouth' Scott will eat his words

ESPN staff
July 10, 2013
Dereck Chisora is known for what he does outside of the ring, according to Malik Scott © Getty Images

Dereck Chisora has continued his war of words with upcoming opponent Malik Scott, dismissing recent trash talk and branding the unbeaten American a "big mouth".

The pair come to blows at Wembley Arena on July 20 and, while Scott has been quick to label Chisora a "freak show", 'Del Boy' insists he will use any verbal abuse as ammunition to silence his opponent on the canvas.

"He [Scott] certainly is a big mouth and I just can't wait to fight him and silence him," Chisora told Boxing Scene. "He can call me a freak or whatever he wants, but at the end of the day I am paying his bills, because he is coming here [to the UK] to fight this freak.

"In many ways, I love it when resort to that kind of talk because, in a way, it inspires me to do well and sort them out."

Scott recently hammered the London fighter with a barrage of abuse, stating that "every time he stepped in the ring, he had been caught short" - making reference to Chisora's high profile losses to Vitali Klitschko, David Haye and Tyson Fury.

The 32-year-old added that Chisora was known "for everything outside of the ring" - a hark back to Chisora's infamous brawl with Haye in the aftermath of his defeat to Klitschko.

However, Chisora maintains he is not fazed by Scott's words and even laughed off the Philadelphia fighter's undefeated 36-fight record.

"He can talk all he wants, but I know who will win," Chisora added. "It is going to be a hard fight for me, but this guy is going to come unstuck, believe me.

"I could easily have a record like that, but I want to fight the best. If you look at his record, he hasn't fought anyone."

Chisora ended a run of three consecutive defeats with victory over Hector Alfredo Avila in April, while Scott had won 35 straight bouts before drawing with Vyacheslav Glazkov in his last outing.

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