Derek Chisora has said Joseph Parker ‘knew he had lost’, although the New Zealander had a points victory, and wants revenge on the Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury bill.
The British heavyweight hit Parker in the first round but then suffered a split decision loss to the former WBO champion at the AO Arena in Manchester.
Chisora has urged promoter Eddie Hearn to stage a second under-the-card fight for Joshua’s undisputed world title fight against Fury, which is set to take place in Saudi Arabia this summer.
He wrote on Instagram: “Fight fans thank you! I appreciate all the posts and love after fighting for 12 rounds with @joeboxerparker last night. It was amazing.
“I’m not slowing down or retiring, I’m ready to jump right into the rematch. Dillian Whyte thought I won the fight, Andy Lee thought I won it. Even Joseph Parker knew he had lost.
“Respect to Joe for stepping in the ring with me, but we have to do it again – find out the real winner. @Eddiehearn makes that happen – AJ-Fury’s sub-card in Arabia – I won’t let the take care of the scorecard judges next time! “
The 37-year-old had expressed dismay at the verdict, with Parker receiving winning scores of 115-113 and 116-111, while Chisora had a lonely score of 115-113.
But he was quick to rule out any idea of retirement.
“I was putting more powerful punches, inside of work, but I can’t get mad anymore,” he said.
“But you know what, I won’t let them slow me down.” No way. I won’t let them slow me down. I will go back there.
“They want to see me retire, but I’m not retiring yet, just forget about it.”