Chisora says he isn’t going anywhere
Derek Chisora has addressed suggestions that he should retire from boxing after he lost to Joseph Parker by unanimous decision on Saturday night.
‘Del Boy’ put in a gutsy performance against Parker, responding well after being knocked down and forced onto the ropes on two occasions, but the Brit never stood a chance of winning once the fight went to the judges.
The 37-year-old – who has has recorded 44 fights in his career – received praise for the determination he showed throughout the contest, but a number of people have since suggested that he should now talk away from boxing.
Tony Bellew, a good friend of Chisora, told DAZN that he wants him to retire, with the Briton’s opponent – Parker – and former world champion Carl Frampton also saying that they want Chisora to call it a day, for his own sake.
However, Chisora has responded to those suggestions, claiming that ‘he’ll be back in the summer’.
The heavyweight took to Twitter to reply, tweeting: “F**k retirement. I’ll be back in the summer b***h.”
Fuck retirement. I’ll be back in the summer bitch. pic.twitter.com/Cr40UOX8Vk
— Derek Chisora ? (@DerekWarChisora) December 19, 2021
Following the contest in Manchester on Saturday night, Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn claimed that Chisora ‘can’t have many more fights’ like the one against Parker.
“Derek Chisora, you can’t have too many fights like that, that is the reality but he got out of the ring and said to me: “‘Did you enjoy that?’ It is what he does, he is a prize fighter and loves to entertain the crowd,” said Hearn.
The scorecard, which had the fight 115-110, 115-111, 114-112 all in favour of Parker, portrays the fight as much closer than it actually was, with the Kiwi dominating the majority of the bout.
While it remains to be seen who, when or where Chisora would fight next – he seems pretty adamant that he isn’t retiring just yet.
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