Derek Chisora has ruled out retirement and called for an immediate rematch following his split decision point loss to Joseph Parker in Manchester.
The British heavyweight suffered another heartbreaking defeat, despite Parker’s parquet floor in the first round, as two judges scored him 115-113 and 116-111 for the New Zealander, while Chisora received a score lonely 115-113.
Chisora was the victim of a lost decision against Oleksandr Usyk in October, a verdict he also challenged, but the 37-year-old remains determined to continue his career.
“I was putting more punches, inside the job, but I can’t get mad anymore,” Chisora said. Sky Sports ticket office.
“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.”
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Chisora struggled to contain her frustration, insisting Parker give her a second fight
“It’s horrible,” Chisora said. “I train hard everyday, give it my all in the gym, and when I put it all in there, those are the results I get.
“But Joe said he wanted to give me a rematch. If he wants to give me a rematch, I’ll take the rematch easy, but it’s amazing. I won the fight, even his trainer Andy Lee said I won the fight. ” “
Lee replied, “After the fight Joseph Parker came back and said, ‘I’m not sure I’m going to have this.’
“We will give you a rematch. We will have to do a rematch right away.”
Parker also hailed a comeback fight, saying, “We could do that in the next fight.”
The former WBO champion admitted he had to overcome a fierce early assault from Chisora to keep his hopes of receiving another world title alive.
“Derek is a very tough opponent,” Parker said. “He came forward, put pressure on me from the start. He threw big bombs and landed a lot.
“The boxing skills allowed me to win a few rounds towards the end. It was a very close fight. I thought it could go both ways, and I’m very grateful and blessed to have won today.
“He brought the smoke. If you want to smell it, jump in the ring with him.
“It’s very achievable [another world title fight]. I just have to resume training. There are a lot of things I have to work on. “
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