Last Saturday night in Manchester, heavyweight contender Derek Chisora lived up to his nickname when he went to war against former WBO world champion Joseph Parker.
In May, Chisora dropped Parker in the opening seconds of the first lap and ended up being left with a split decision loss of twelve laps.
In the rematch, Chisora was dropped three times and suffered a lot of punishment in a twelve-round decisive defeat. It was the twelfth loss in Chisora’s long career.
Over the years Chisora has suffered some very heavy losses to Tyson Fury (twice), Dillian Whyte (twice) and David Haye.
However, there were several bouts in which Chisora was arguably considered the rightful victor by most observers – against Robert Helenius, the first fight with Whyte, and even the close fight with Kubrat Pulev.
After the loss, 37-year-old Chisora declined the idea of retirement by saying, “F — retirement. I’ll be back in the summer.”
Parker, 29, has great respect for the British veteran and would rather see him walk into the sunset.
“Derek always comes for the war, he was a tough guy and never stopped coming forward to the end. I felt a lot stronger. It was important to start strong and not be negative from the start. You see , there are improvements to be made, ”said Parker.
“Derek Chisora is an honor for boxing. The crowd went crazy when he went out. They just want to support him. Personally, I would like to see him go. He gave boxing his all but that’s his choice.” “