David Haye claims "ultimate prizefighter" Derek Chisora would fight King Kong
David Haye has hailed Derek Chisora as the “ultimate prizefighter”, claiming he would take on King Kong for the right money.
Haye manages Chisora and says his one-time bitter rival is motivated by cash rather than crowns.
Chisora faces Joseph Parker at Manchester Arena on Saturday and Haye says his goal is on swelling his bank balance to make his family secure.
“Derek’s the ultimate prize-fighter,” said Haye. “He’ll fight anybody, anytime.
“He’d fight King Kong if you paid him enough money, that’s how he's always been.
“A lot of fighters say they’re only in it for titles, accolades and the respect of the fans, but it’s hard to buy a house with the respect of the fans.
“He’s got a family and he’s put a lot of energy, time and lost a lot of braincells in this journey.
“I feel particularly as a fighter gets older, they need to try to secure themselves as best they can so they don’t end up working in Safeways, like has happened to many boxers in the past.”
Haye admits Chisora is a massive underdog against former WBO heavyweight champ Parker.
He has told him he must improve on his fine display last time out when he lost on points to Oleksandr Usyk and that he must stop Parker to beat the Kiwi.
Chisora, 37, who has lost 10 of his 42 fights, has brought in respected American trainer Buddy McGirt and Haye hopes his aggressive style will rub off on his man.
“I said to him after the Usyk fight that the performance, as good as it was, would not be good enough to beat Joseph Parker, who is naturally 20-25kg bigger than Usyk,” said the former two-weight world champ.
“Derek knows he’s not going to win this fight on points. If we hear the final bell it’s not going to be in Derek’s favour.
“He knows he’s got to knock out Joseph Parker, who’s never been knocked out before. He’s up against it and he knows it.
“He’s brought in Buddy McGirt and I’m hoping some of that magic rubs off on him. The fact Buddy McGirt worked with Arturo Gatti, I’m hoping he converts Derek into a heavyweight Arturo Gatti and just goes out there and lets his hands go.”
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