British heavyweight champion Dillian Whyte wants to "beat up" Dereck Chisora because he considers him a "bully". The outspoken 28-year-old faces Chsiora at the Manchester Arena on 10 December and Whyte has revealed he is relishing the opportunity to teach his long-time rival a lesson.
Whyte admitted he has a deep-rooted dislike for Chisora, 32, and said the personal animosity between the pair is all the motivation he needs to win the much-anticipated clash.
"He's not a nice person. He's a nasty bit of work. I don't like that," Whyte told IBTimes UK at a pre-fight press conference in London. "He's a bully, he's a bully – and I don't like that. I've never liked bullies, do you know what I mean? If I was walking down the street and someone was bullying someone else, I would stop and beat the bully up. That's me, I don't like bullies."
The British title fight doubles as an eliminator for Deontay Wilder's WBC heavyweight crown. But Whyte insisted the opportunity to put Chisora in his place is his primary incentive ahead of their bout.
"This fight doesn't need no belt, no title, no eliminator. Just me and him alone is enough. That's the incentive," Whyte shared. "I just want to beat him up because he's a bully and to break him and to hurt him and to beat him up for all the people he has bullied who can't fight back... that's enough incentive for me."
Chisora has been noticeably more becalmed ahead of the fight in Manchester. And according to Whyte, the former the European champion has adopted a more philosophical attitude because he knows he cannot intimidate his domestic rival.
"He's knows he can't approach me the same way he approaches other people," explained Whyte, whose one defeat came against IBF champion Anthony Joshua in December 2015. "Put it this way, he knows he can't mug me like he's mugged other guys, because we'd have a problem. He knows that. I'm not David Haye or Kubrat Pulev. I don't take crap from no one."