David Haye and Dereck Chisora traded fresh insults when they weighed in on Thursday for their clash in London on Saturday night. The bout between the British heavyweights has generated much public interest but has appalled many boxing purists.
Haye highlighted Chisora's lengthy criminal record and conduct in boxing as the reason for his hatred of the 28-year-old.
“Chisora's not a nice guy. He bites people in the ring, spits water in peoples' faces, slaps people at weigh-ins, kisses people at weigh-ins …
"I don't know how anyone in their right mind could support Dereck Chisora, a convicted woman beater.
"Who would support someone like that? Someone who says and does the things he does? What is there to support?
"What type of sane human being supports someone like that? Maybe another idiot would, someone like himself. There were a handful of idiots here who supported him, they were probably his mates," Haye said.
The 31-year-old former heavyweight champion said Puerto Rican referee Luis Pabon would cope with any rough-house tactics.
"We've got a good referee who won't stand for any foolishness. I'm confident he will handle anything."
Chisora and his trainer, Don Charles, also taunted Haye. "We drive the same cars and we're going to have the same records," Chisora said.
“I've had three losses and after the fight he'll have three losses. We'll be even. I'm feeling good. I'm excited and I can't wait. It's going to be a great fight; the fans will love it."
Charles, explaining the anger he felt towards Haye, said: "I tried my best in all the fights Dereck has had not to get emotionally involved.
"But I can't stand David Haye. The arrogance he shows is beyond belief. He's delusional and lives in a dream world.
"He's a guy who plays a lot of Playstation games and he gets caught up in that mindset. He thinks it's all a game, but this is real."