”It was fun, I enjoyed it. I haven’t retired yet. to hell with it. I want to hit the road now for more fights,”said Derek Chisora after the fight.
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It was Chisora’s 13th loss out of 46 fights that signaled him retiring but was turned down. The 34-year-old Fury joined the pressure on him to hang up his gloves after costing him £2 million in the loss.
The British boxer appeared in front of his nine and four-year-old daughters when he spit blood in the ring after being punched by Tyson Fury. The ferocity of Tyson Fury’s punches left his jaw so badly bruised that he couldn’t even eat his favorite bread after the fight with Fury.
Previously, Chisora outplayed Kubrat Pulev in July and he won an early round against Oleksandr Usyk in 2020. But he has now lost five of his last nine fights.
A bloodied Chisora continued to fight but luckily referee Victor Loughlin stopped the fight in round 10. But – unless the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) found a way to deny him a license – the fearless boxer was adamant he would go on fighting.
After the fight, Chisora refused to be taken to the hospital after spitting thick blood. However, he reacted to the referee’s decision to stop the fight in round 10. “The referee was right, I didn’t do much. Fighters never want to stop but that’s why referees exist, because we have to go home to our children.”
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On the other hand, Fury really cares about Chisora and hopes that the payment received will be enough to become a retreat. “I can’t speak for another man, I can’t make decisions for him. Derek has to make his own decisions, but he has been in this game long enough and he will make the best decision for him and his family.”
“For me I would like to see him retire but stay in this sport because he is a legend in British boxing, he is like a people’s hero.”
Match promoter Eddie Hearn – who made much of Chisora’s recent fights – is also urging his fading star appeal to retire from the ring. But these are the same people who tried to stuff it with monster-punching Deontay Wilder earlier this year, when the result could be a far more gruesome execution than Fury’s over-the-top sparring sessions.