Dereck Chisora sensationally threatened to pull out of his October fight with Joseph Parker, demanding his meeting with the New Zealander be placed a the top of the bill in London that night.
Chisora is scheduled to meet former WBO heavyweight champion Parker on October 26 at the O2 Arena - a fight set to serve as the chief support for Josh Taylor's World Boxing Super Series final with Regis Prograis which will also have the IBF and WBA super-lightweight titles on the line.
The 35-year-old heavyweight took aim at just about everyone in attendance at Monday's press conference, including Taylor, Prograis and Matchroom chief Eddie Hearn, slating the card and insisting 'nobody gives a f*** about the little guys.'
"Who's the main event of this fight? That's not gonna work for me. I'm not going to sell out O2 for them guys to be the main event," Chisora said.
"These guys wouldn't sell box office by themselves, so f*** that. So either you give me main event or pull me out of the f****** show.
"F****** Muhammad Ali trophy? Nobody gives a f*** about it no more. No-one gives a f*** about little guys anymore. Boxing right now is thriving on the heavyweights.
"So for you to try and give me the chief support on my own bill, that's b*******."
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Prograis interrupted, pointing out he and Taylor are no.1 and no.2 in their division, with Chisora responding: "Bruv nobody cares about you, don't get me started before I squash you. I don't give a s***."
Chisora continued: "Who's the main event of this fight? I'm not selling out the O2 to main event for these boys.
"No cares about the Muhammad Ali trophy (awarded to the winner of the WBSS). If I'm not going to main event I want more money or I'm pulling out the show.
"I feel like you are f****** me with no Vaseline."
Chisora then stormed out of a shell-shocked press conference.
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