Boxing: Dereck Chisora aims to restore credibility

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Dereck CHISORA is determined 
to re-establish his credibility as a boxer by upsetting David Haye at Upton Park tonight.

The 28-year-old knows the 
infamous brawl in Munich in February, during which he threatened to shoot and burn Haye, shocked the British public.

Chisora already had a lengthy list of criminal convictions, while his disgraceful behaviour 
in the build-up to the fight with Vitali Klitschko harmed his reputation further. Amid all the scrutiny of his conduct, the 
courageous and impressive 
nature of his points defeat to Klitschko was forgotten.

Chisora will start as underdog against the more-experienced Haye but remains a dangerous opponent, despite entering their clash with three defeats in four contests. He believes tonight is the time to begin 
repairing some of the damage.

“What happened after the fight took away a lot from my performance,” the former 
British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion said.

“You know everybody painted me with a bad name, but I’ll restore my name after this fight.

“I apologise for saying I’ll shoot David Haye – I’ve never even owned a gun – but the rest of it I don’t regret.”