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Chisora will be looking to become British champion for the second time in his career if he gets in the ring with Whyte.

Dereck Chisora fuels talk of grudge match with Dillian Whyte

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Dereck Chisora has thrown fuel on the fire ahead of a potential British title fight with fierce rival Dillian Whyte. 

'Del Boy' hopes to fight Whyte before the end of the year and claimed his domestic rival "is not a scary fighter".

The pair have long been engaged in a feud and are widely expected to meet in a British Heavyweight title bout before the end of 2016. 

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Whyte accused Chisora of hiding from him back in September but now it is 'Del Boy' doing all the talking.

"There have been talks, but it's all cat and mouse," Chisora said to Sky Sports. "From the last I heard, the fight was not on, but now it's on. We don't know what's happening.

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"I love fighting, I don't hide from nobody. He's not going to trouble me, I know that for a fact. It will be a great fight for myself and for those who are going to pay to come and watch it."

Chisora last fought in in Stockholm in September when he beat the relatively unknown Drazan Janjanin by KO in round 10, whilst Whyte came through a tougher than expected bout with Ian Lewison earlier this month to win the British heavyweight title. 

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However, Chisora was less than impressed with 'The Body Snatcher's' work, saying:

"He trained for five weeks and for a fighter like Ian, who has got so much talent, this was his first time on a big stage, so he kind of froze.

"I said before that Ian has only got four rounds in him, so if he hits Dillian in the four rounds, Dillian will go, but it didn't happen in four rounds so after four rounds we knew he was going to lose the fight...

"That won't happen to me. Dillian is not a scary fighter. I've been in the ring with scary fighters, with great champions, and Dillian is nothing. He hasn't got anything that I haven't seen.

"I'll stop Dillian. He was more of a great fighter when he was with his old trainer. Now he's gone to Mark Tibbs, he's become very predictable."

The 32-year-old has indeed shared the ring with some formidable former world champions including David Haye, Vitali Klitschko and Tyson Fury whom he fought twice.

And, although he lost to all of these men, it is clear that Chisora has faced far greater challenges in his career and will not be backing down from Whyte. 

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