Derek Chisora Dismisses Retirement Talk Following Loss To Joseph Parker
Don’t expect Derek Chisora to hang up his gloves just yet.
Chisora competed this past Saturday, May 1. He went one-on-one with Joseph Parker. After 12 rounds of action, Parker was declared the winner via split decision. Chisora made it clear that he feels he should’ve had his hand raised when the dust settled. He vented about putting in the work in training only to get this type of “treatment.”
Chisora spoke on the loss and told Sky Sports that he has no plans of retiring anytime soon.
“I was putting in more power punches, inside work, but I can’t get upset anymore. But you know what, I won’t let them slow me down. No way. I will not let them slow me down. I will go again. They want to see me retire, but I’m not retiring yet, forget that.”
Chisora is 37 years old and has lost his last two fights. Despite the losses, fight fans believe Chisora showed heart and performed better than many anticipated. A 43-fight veteran, Chisora has proven he can still compete even when the odds are stacked against him.
Chisora hasn’t picked up a win since October 2019. At the time it was his third victory in a row.