DERECK CHISORA is as comfortable mucking out horses as he is knocking out opponents – as David Price might find out on Saturday.
After a controversial early career infamous for almost as many rucks outside the ring as in it, the 35-year-old Brit banger has swapped the red mist in the ring, for the green, green grass of home.
The Zimbabwe-born heavyweight lives on a farm on the edge of North London after vowing to bring his daughter up surrounded by animals.
Ahead of the all-British heavyweight showdown, the fans’ favourite let Sky Sports behind the scenes to film the farmer-fighter with his menagerie.
Back in 2017, just as he moved into the leafy lair, Old McDel Boy told SunSport: “I live on a farm right now. I have horses, cows, chickens and pigs.
“I grew up on a farm and wanted to make my daughter grow up on one. I look after the horses and animals but I am not a softy.
“I said before we moved there that I could live happily in a little apartment and be like the rest of most people.
“But I can go and live on a farm and give my daughter so much space and one day she can say she grew up on a farm. I am doing that for her.”
Chisora posts adorable pictures and videos of his daughter online and is now 21 months sober after being born again in a bid to resurrect his career.
The down-to-earth slugger has always been clever with his money and investing in the farm for his pride and joy looks a knockout investment.
Chisora said: “Being a father changed me, my little girl drives me insane. She does her own thing, sometimes I think if I left the house she would not even be bothered.
“When I am training I don’t need money, I just need my car full of petrol. All my meals are prepared and delivered. That’s all I need.
“I still give myself pocket money to keep myself sensible and grounded. It used to be £60-a-week but now it’s more like £400. I have upgraded myself.”