WATCH: Heavyweight boxing press conference ends in farce

British professional boxer Dereck Chisora picked up and threw a desk as his pre-fight press conference with Dillian Whyte ended in chaos and farce.

The bad blood between the pair had already been evident throughout a 20-minute media session at a Manchester hotel as both fighters traded insults and swore repeatedly.

Chisora eventually lost his temper and threw the top table off the ground, sparking scuffles involving various people in attendance, including security staff.

The two fighters are due to meet in the ring in a British heavyweight title fight and WBC eliminator on the undercard of Saturday’s clash between Anthony Joshua and Eric Molina in Manchester.

The widely anticipated press conference lived up to the hype, and boxing fans cannot wait for this weekend.

Although Chisora’s antics haven’t been received very well.

This one is going to be brutal.

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