Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Sporting ExcitementSporting Excitement

Boxing

Derek Chisora rages at judges after Joseph Parker wins on split decision and claims even rival’s coach told him he’d won

DEREK CHISORA is adamant he was robbed of a clear victory against Joseph Parker.

Del Boy suffered a split decision loss to the former WBO heavyweight champion on Saturday night, despite dropping him a matter of seconds into the fight.

Derek Chisora was adamant he did enough to beat Joseph Parker
But the judges didn’t see the fight his way, awarding Parker a split-decision victory

Chisora turned in a markedly better display than he did against former undisputed cruiserweight king Oleksandr Usyk last November, although the judges preferred Parker’s handiwork to his.

An enraged Chisora fumed: “I am beyond getting upset now. I train hard, I bring everything and this is the treatment I get from boxing.

“Same as last fight. They don’t like me.

“I put it all in there and this is the result I get. This is unbelievable. Even his coach Andy Lee said I won the fight.”

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Parker, 29, was less than convinced with the judges’ scorecards.

He said: “It was a tough fight, I got caught right at the beginning, I just had to dig deep and stay focussed.

Derek is a very tough opponent, he came forward and put pressure on me from the beginning, threw big bombs and landed – a lot.

“The boxing skills from the middle rounds towards the end [made the difference] but it was a very close fight. I thought it could go either way.

“He brought the smoke. If you want to feel it, jump in the ring with him.”

CASINO SIGN UP OFFER: CLAIM UP TO £800 IN CASINO BONUS CASH

Derek Chisora fumed once the verdict came in

Despite suffering back-to-back losses and being well on the wrong side of 30, Chisora has no intention of hanging up his gloves any time soon.

The 37-year-old said: “I was putting in more power punches, inside work, but I can’t get upset anymore.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

“But you know what, I won’t let them slow me down. No way. I will not let them slow me down. I will go again.

“They want to see me retire, but I’m not retiring yet, forget that.”

Chisora could very well get the chance to exact revenge on Parker on the undercard of Anthony Joshua‘s blockbuster undisputed heavyweight title fight with Tyson Fury.

Chisora, 37, has no plans to retire any time soon – despite suffering back-to-back losses

He said: “Joe said he wants to give me a rematch.

“If he wants to give me a rematch, I’ll take the rematch easy, but this is unbelievable.

“I won the fight, even his coach Andy Lee said I won the fight.”

Former WBO middleweight champ Lee, said: “We will give you a rematch. We’ll have to do a rematch straight away.”

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Latest

Boxing

FLOYD MAYWEATHER is charging $1,500 for online meet-and-greets amid claims he is desperate for cash. The boxing legend joined Fanmio in 2020, offering his...

Premier League

LEICESTER are willing to let star player Youri Tielemans join Arsenal for free next summer. The Foxes still hold out some hope that the...

Formula 1

LEWIS Hamilton has revealed his toughest-ever rival in Formula One is Fernando Alonso. And the Spanish veteran, 41, quickly returned the compliment by describing...

Boxing

CHRIS EUBANK JR wants his dad in the corner for his fight against Conor Benn – but first has to find him. The middleweight...

Premier League

FOUR Premier League goalkeepers have been nominated for the prestigious Ballon d’Or Yashin Trophy 2022. The Prem quartet consists of Liverpool stopper Alisson, Man...

Premier League

ARSENAL got their season off to a winning start last week and they take on Leicester THIS AFTERNOON in the Premier League. The Gunners...

Advertisement
Advertisement

Facebook