DEREK CHISORA says he has earned the love from British fight fans with “blood and defeats.”
The 18st heavyweight has successfully flipped from bad-boy villain to public favourite in the twilight of his rollercoaster boxing career.
Chisora, 37, claims he now receives the same kind of adulation awarded to British fight legends Frank Bruno, Nigel Benn and Ricky Hatton.
And as he prepared for Saturday night’s rematch revenge showdown with Kiwi Joseph Parker at the Manchester Arena, Chisora declared: “People tell me they love me.
“People can change from hate to love over time.
“If you lock a guy in a room with nothing but a jar of Marmite for 24-hours a day, sooner or later he is going to love it.
“Fans love me because I have earned it with blood and defeats. I have been robbed in fights and they want me to do well.
“One thing I have realised with British fans is once they love you they will ALWAYS love you.
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