• Heavyweight

Chisora claims edge over 'scared' Scott

ESPN staff
July 16, 2013
Dereck Chisora, right, believes he has seen fear in Malik Scott's eyes ahead of their Wembley Arena showdown © PA Photos

Dereck Chisora saw fear in the eyes of Malik Scott when they faced off for the first time ahead of Saturday's heavyweight showdown at Wembley Arena.

Scott, undefeated in 36 fights, failed to show up for a scheduled press conference on Monday, claiming that his promoters had not informed him of the arrangements.

Having finally got his chance to square up to the 6'5" American, Chisora believes he now has the psychological edge before they step into the ring on July 20.

"I'm happy now that I've looked into his eyes and I see that the boy is scared," Chisora told Boxing News.

"I don't believe all this rubbish he's saying that he didn't know about the press conference yesterday, he just didn't want to see me. He even had to be forced to take off his sunglasses as we went face-to-face.

"What counts is what happens in the ring on Saturday and I'm going to do a real good job on this boy and pack him back off to America, defeated."

Chisora's trainer Don Charles is also confident that the 29-year-old is in the best shape of his career.

"Scott looks in great shape which is good news for us as it will be all the better when Del beats him," Charles said.

"Trust me, Del is in the best shape of his career and Scott will be not be able to stand the heat that Del is going to dish out."

"Scott has not met anyone like Del and he's caught him at the wrong time, Del is hungry and determined as he knows he can't afford to lose this fight."

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