Derek Chisora stormed from Monday’s press conference ahead of the next month’s showdown and established an rant.
Chisora faces Parker about the Regis Prograis-Josh Taylor bill at The O2 on October 26, live on Sky Sports Box Office, also manager David Haye affirmed the British heavyweight will not be working with coach David Coldwell for the struggle.
Prograis and Taylor will contest the WBA’Super’ and IBF super-lightweight world titles, while the Muhammad Ali trophy will also be on the line at the WBSS closing, but an upset Chisora torn up the script and required top billing for his non-title fight with Parker.
“Who’s the major event of this struggle,” asked Chisora, who subsequently launched into an angry foul-mouthed tirade after being told it was the two guys sitting next to him by promoter Eddie Hearn.
Prograis, that retains the WBA’super’ and WBC diamond super-lightweight titles, interrupted Chisora by pointing out,”We’re Number 1 and No 2″.
The departed the stage before the press conference had concluded, leaving Haye to clarify his erratic behavior.
Haye told Sky Sports:”I had been somewhat surprised, however Derek, they call him’War Chisora’ because of this. He has turned the war zone on early. He has spent 10 days outside so just a little bit of jet lag. He’s brought over a few of that spite that he showed earlier in sparring, into the press conference.
“I looked at him and saw that the vibe, so the bubbling going. I thought,’oh, oh, let’s hope he remains sitting’. Fortunately he did. So far as Derek is concerned, this was sort of his behaviour, zero tables obtained thrown.
“Not ideal, but Derek is Derek and that’s why people pay to watch Derek. He let everyone know how he felt, right or wrong. He gets things off his torso he explodes. He did not burst today, so far as I am concerned as his boss, I am happyish.”