Dereck Chisora is promising a nightmarish encounter in his Halloween showdown with Oleksandr Usyk at Wembley Arena on October 31.

Chisora (32-9, 23 KOs) says he is in seek and destroy mode as he plans to topple WBO No.1 contender Usyk and catapult his own claims at a heavyweight title shot.

“On October 31, Oleksandr Usyk is going to get the fright of his life,” said Chisora. “He wants to claim he is at the top of the food chain, but if he wants to do that he needs to box a true heavyweight. It’s a fight, the guy is going to chuck the kitchen sink at me. I’m just going to bite down on the gumshield and let god take over. I am coming for war!

“The fight sells itself, he is a good fighter and is loved by the English fans. Even people who don’t like boxing love watching him and he’s fighting myself. There is nothing bad about this fight, there’s not hatred, it’s all about the love for the sport.

“He’s not scary, it’s a fight. He’s a man and I’m a man. The worst thing that can happen is you get knocked out. I will make sure that when Usyk gets out that ring he knows he has been in a fight. Seek and destroy, no mercy! That’s what we’re aiming for.”

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