Derek Chisora has warned Oleksandr Usyk “I’m stronger, crazier and I want it more” than anybody in the heavyweight division.
Chisora can end Usyk’s undefeated record and claim his status as WBO mandatory challenger when they collide on October 31.
“I am not losing. I’m going all out, guns blazing,” Chisora told Sky Sports.
“It’s not about how much I want it. You know, when you want something badly, what you will do for it.
“I’ll go through this man. Whatever he has got, he’ll need more to stop me.
“The way I will come for him will be unbelievable. I will go through him.
“I don’t think, in the heavyweight game, there is anybody stronger than me right now.
“Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury, Dillian Whyte, Deontay Wilder? No, they aren’t stronger than me.
“I’m stronger, crazier and I want it more.”
Veteran contender Chisora enters his fight with the former Olympic gold medallist, undisputed cruiserweight champion and World Boxing Super Series winner with a 32-9 record.
Usyk has moved up a division and is the mandatory challenger to Joshua’s WBO belt.
His co-promoter Alexander Krassyuk, who works alongside Eddie Hearn, told Sky Sports: “He has agreed to let AJ versus Kubrat Pulev happen, with regards that the winner fights him next. This statement is still solid.
“Our plan is: A) beat Derek Chisora, B) push AJ to comply with WBO rules or vacate the title, C) defeat AJ (or any other WBO champion or contender and become the heavyweight champion. Simple and practical.”
Chisora, however, does not preoccupy himself by worrying about future opportunities even if he inherits Usyk’s opportunity at the WBO title.
Chisora described his ambition: “I don’t want to let myself down. Nothing else. I want to give my all.
“When it’s all said and done I don’t want to look back and say: ‘I should have done better in this fight.’
“I want to let it all go so when I hang up the gloves I don’t have regrets. That’s the motivation I have.
“For me? It’s not about being in top 10, it’s about giving the best fights to the fans.
“Every time you wake up, the rankings are different, it doesn’t faze me. How many people are interested to see me fight? The rankings don’t matter to me.”