Chisora wears a Boris Johnson mask as he outweighs Kubrat Pulev

Derek Chisora wears a BORIS JOHNSON mask in support of the resigning Prime Minister as he bulks up ahead of this weekend’s showdown against Kubrat Pulev… and Del Boy promises to go beyond ‘total carnage’ in the heavyweight clash

  • Derek Chisora tipped the scales heavier than Kubrat Pulev on Friday afternoon 
  • The British heavyweight, 38, did so while sporting a Boris Johnson mask 
  • The long-term rivals are set to go head-to-head at the O2 Arena on Saturday
  • Chisora was the heavier of the two at 258.2lbs, while Pulev, 41, came in at 250lbs
  • Pulev claimed a split-decision victory when the pair first fought back in 2016 
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Derek Chisora sported a mask of Boris Johnson’s face while weighing in ahead of this weekend’s eagerly-anticipated bout against Kubrat Pulev at the O2 Arena. 

The heavyweight, 38, at Thursday’s press conference admitted he was saddened by the news that Johnson is stepping down from his position as Prime Minister, insisting he’s a fan of both the politician and of Brexit. 

And ‘Del Boy’ was back at it on Friday afternoon, as he once again stated, ‘I think Boris Johnson should stay in No 10’, though quickly bursting into a laugh and insisting he was joking. 

Derek Chisora (centre) sported a mask of Boris Johnson at Friday’s weigh-in ahead of his fight against Kubrat Pulev (right)

Chisora came in the heavier of the two at 258.2lbs, while Pulev was lighter at 250lbs on the dot

It’s not the first time Chisora has made a rather unique statement at a weigh-in, having covered himself in white paint with ‘WAR’ written across his chest the day before his 2020 clash with Oleksandr Usyk, while also wearing a sinister ‘Joker’ smile. 

Like his fight against Usyk, which he lost via unanimous decision, Chisora will once again come into the ring as the heavier man, having tipped the scales at 255.2lbs on Friday afternoon, some half a stone more than in his previous outing against Joseph Parker. 

Pulev too has bulked up ahead of the heavyweight showdown, weighing in at 250lbs on the dot. The Bulgarian was at 248.5bs for his comeback fight against Jerry Forrest in May, having been down at 240lbs for his 2020 stoppage defeat to Anthony Joshua. 

Chisora memorably showed up for his weigh-in ahead of his clash against Oleksandr Usyk in white paint and ‘WAR’ written across his chest

Del Boy was at it again ahead of this weekend’s clash, voicing his support for the resigning Prime Minister

Johnson announced his resignation outside London’s Number 10 Downing Street on Thursday

There was no face-off at the weigh-in, after the pair clashed both at their media workout on Wednesday and at Thursday’s presser, where they were separated by security after wrestling on stage. 

There were no words from an all-business Pulev but Chisora, who is in desperate need of a win, having suffered three defeats on the spin, first to Usyk and then twice to Parker, was once again abundantly clear about his upcoming game plan. 

‘It’s going to be worse than that, that’s all I’m saying,’ Chisora told Matchroom Boxing, asked whether he plans to bring ‘total carnage’, as the fight has been branded. 

‘I am ready to rock and roll and I am going from the get-go.’

Chisora and Pulev were separated by security at their press conference on Thursday

There was no face-off on Friday, however, though Chisora still got some words in, insisting he’s going to bring more than ‘total carnage’

‘You’re not going to be disappointed, that’s all I’m saying,’ he continued. ‘I’ve got so much to do, and I like to do it my way. And my way is knock me out, or I’m going to keep going.’ 

Chisora, who insists he has no plans of retiring in the near future, has three stoppage defeats on his 44-fight record, falling short against Tyson Fury, David Haye, and Dillian Whyte, with his remaining nine losses coming on points.  

Pulev meanwhile has been stopped by Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko, his only two defeats from 31 fights. 

It was the 41-year-old who won via split-decision victory when the pair first met in 2016, however, and the Bulgarian has promised to claim another win over his long-term rival. 

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