Tyson Fury claims he "couldn't give a hoot" what people think of him as a boxer but has vowed to prove his worth in the ring against Dereck Chisora on Saturday night.

The duo will go head to head at London's ExCel Arena in a WBO world title final eliminator to earn the right to fight IBF, WBA and WBO champion Wladimir Klitschko.

The build-up has been marred by ugly confrontations with Fury throwing tables, insulting Chisora and sticking tape over his mouth in response to a £15,000 fine from the British Boxing Board of Control for a particularly foul-mouthed rant at a journalist.

The controversies have seen more words written about Fury's exploits out of the ring than in it but the 26-year-old insists none of that matters to him.

"I'm not interested one bit if people take me seriously as a boxer, I couldn't give a hoot," said Fury, who weighed in at 18st 12lbs for the clash with Chisora 17st 3lbs 8oz..

"It doesn't matter to me what people think of me as long as I get paid, and as long I win good fights, I'm happy.

"People can say and do what they like. I'll prove to everyone what I can do inside the ring, not out of it, on Saturday - and I'm looking forward to that."

Fury cut a much calmer figure at the final press conference on Thursday held at the Imperial War Museum in London ahead of Friday's weigh-in.

The fight needs no more promotion - it has sold out its 18,700 tickets - but Fury insists his new persona is here to stay.

"I am trying to be a different person, a better person and with the help of God I will - this is the new me," Fury said.

"I'm not a different person. You get good moods and bad moods, I'm in a good mood, the training has gone brilliantly and there's nothing more to be done is there?"

He added: "When it comes to the mental side, I'm concrete, nothing bothers me really.

"As long as I'm not dead it's a bonus isn't it? Every day we wake up healthy and strong and we have to give thanks to God for that.

"I'm looking forward to fighting now and that's it.

"It's going to be won in the ring and lost out of the ring. It'll be won in the head and the hands and all I can say is may the best man win."

Undercard fighter Chris Eubank Jnr failed to turn up to the final media outing ahead of his meeting with Billy Joe Saunders, but was at Friday's weigh-in in London where he scaled 11st 5lbs 4oz, with Saunders 11st 5lbs 10oz.

Promoter Frank Warren questioned Eubank's professionalism for his no-show but insists the bill, headed by Fury and Chisora, will be a raging success.

"The fight is absolutely sold-out, there isn't a single ticket left," Warren said.

"We can't even put more seats in because of restrictions with the local authority. It's a sell-out and the atmosphere is going to be fantastic.

"Chisora against Fury is a very significant fight for British heavyweight boxing.

"The winner of this will have to fight Wladimir Klitschko.

"He will be ordered to defend his title against the winner so we have the opportunity for a Brit to be world champion."