A furious Dereck Chisora has issued a clear threat during an outburst with Eddie Hearn that he will drop out of the Joseph Parker fight if he isn't the main headliner.
The Zimbabwean-born British star, 35, will return to action at the O2 Arena in London on 26th October and will be the co-main event for the super-lightweight unification clash between Josh Taylor and Regis Prograis.
The Taylor-Prograis bout will be for the final of the World Boxing Super Series and the winner will be the recipient of the Muhammad Ali trophy.
But Chisora couldn't care less about the Ali trophy and blasted the fact that he wasn't headlining the event.
"I'm not going to sell out the O2 for those guys to be the main event," he said.
"I'm bringing war so I'm not going to be chief support, simple as.
"These guys wouldn't sell box office by themselves, so f**k that. So either you give me main event or pull me out of the f*****g show.
"You're trying to bombard me, you want me to sell it out to my London crowd, my London fans, and then you want to put these little guys, nobody knows about, on my show and then try and mug me off.
"F**k that. I'm being serious. You know this is not right.
"The f*****g Muhammad Ali trophy? Nobody gives a f**k about it no more. No-one gives a f**k about little guys anymore.
"They only give a f**k about the heavyweight game, the big guys, the top ten big guys.
"Boxing right now is thriving on the heavyweights. So for you to try and give me the chief support on my own bill, that's b******s."
The heavyweight boxer also stormed out of the press conference when the media were addressing Taylor and Prograis.
But the 30-year-old American told Chisora: "We're number one and number two in the division."
But Chisora brutally responded to Prograis: "Nobody cares about you, bro. Let's be honest. Don't get me started, bruv.
"I don't give a s**t. Am I taking the mainstage, yes or no? If I'm not, I want more money.
"You're not answering me, and I'm gonna go f*****g ballistic now. I want more money. I'm not selling out the O2 for these guys to come and take my fans.
"No. If that's the case, pull me out of it and then it won't be a box office. I'm tired of selling your shows and not making any money, so give me some of that f*****g money you're making and let me put it in my pocket.
"We're not going to get on with it until you tell me, am I going to be the main event? If I'm not, give me more money and then we can get to business.
"I'm sorry for doing this right now but I feel like you're just f*****g me with no Vaseline. That is it."
But Matchroom boss Hearn had his conversation with Taylor's promoter, Barry McGuigan, picked up by microphones and he insisted that Chisora's furious rant boiled down to him "selling pay-per-views."
He continued: "That's what he does, honestly. He's just selling pay-per-views. This is what he does.
"It's only when he's on a pay-per-view. When he's not, he don't give a f**k, he don't need to say anything then."
Chisora picked up a KO victory over Artur Szpilka in the second round back in July, while Parker secured a TKO win against Alex Leapai back in June.
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