“F*** Retirement”- Derek Chisora Reveals Possible Return Date After Joseph Parker Loss

Published 12/19/2021, 2:39 AM EST


Derek Chisora has now suffered three losses in a row and appears to be fading out of the current heavyweight title ride. After a 12-round war against Joseph Parker, Chisora fell prey to the judges’ scorecard and suffered his second loss against the Kiwi. Parker outboxed ‘WAR’ throughout the bout and earned a comfortable win (115-110, 115-111, 114-112) on all three scorecards.

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Joseph Parker was clearly the better man in the ring. Although ‘WAR’ Chisora offered legitimate action from his end, Parker had a response for all of it. In round 12 of the fight, he came close to stopping Chisora. However, the British boxer found his way to the final bell and stood strong in defeat.

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37-year-old Derek Chisora now holds a professional record of 32 wins- 12 losses and hasn’t won since October 2019. The numbers can clearly urge him to retire, but Chisora seems to have other plans. Following his latest defeat, ‘WAR’ took to social media and opened up on his sporting future. He also revealed the date of his potential comeback.

“F*** retirement. I’ll be back in the summer bi**h,” wrote Chisora.

Derek Chisora is clearly not in a position to challenge the A-liters of the heavyweight division. He has lost to Oleksandr Usyk and Joseph Parker (X2) in his last three outings. That said, both Usyk and Parker are at the top.

While Oleksandr Usyk is currently the unified heavyweight champion, Parker has retained his WBO Inter-Continental strap against Chisora.

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This proves that Derek Chisora has been their ticket to the big-tier matchups. In that case, we can expect ‘WAR’ in action soon. On gaining a win, he will be relevant in the world championship picture yet again.

Derek Chisora and Joseph Parker didn’t break tradition after their fight

Amid all the heat inside the ring, Parker vs Chisora was a pure display of professionalism. Joseph Parker beat his opponent fairly and scored a massive win under his name. Chisora accepted it wholeheartedly and greeted his rival after the fight.

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Retaining their tradition, Parker and Chisora ate burgers and got clicked by the media. It was a friendly gesture from both ends.

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Meanwhile, Parker is close to bagging a championship shot. He may have one or two more tests left before he becomes a mandatory WBO word title contender.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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