DEREK CHISORA will use his £2million Tyson Fury windfall to keep his daughters in private school and away from his old dangerous neighbourhood.
The 38-year-old heavyweight moved to North London from Zimbabwe aged 16 and changed his life around at the same Finchley ABC gym that later moulded Anthony Joshua into an Olympic legend.
Derek Chisora will renew his rivalry with Tyson Fury this weekend
Chisora will pocket a cool £2million for his trilogy fight with the Gypsy King
Chisora is still taking lumps in the ring so he can give provide the best life possible for his young family
The Brexit-supporting Boris Johnson fan now lives on leafy Hampstead Heath and dines in the capital’s favourite restaurants – after giving up alcohol and the party-boy lifestyle five years ago.
But his most important extravagance is putting Angelina and Harare through top schools and he is well aware of the tragic story of Danny Williams – who is still risking his life in dangerous bouts aged 49 – to keep his girls in education.
He said: “I am here because I like the nice things in life.
“Sometimes I have to drive through my old neighbourhood and I think, f**k that, I don’t want to come back to this s***hole.
“That keeps me hungry and motivated. It’s always financial because you never really make enough money to survive.
“The economy goes up and down, some investments go bad, you have to appreciate it.
“Kids are in private school and that’s expensive. You get used to the lifestyle, which is great.
“Every parent wants to put their kids through private schools.
“Some parents manage to do it at the start but, when things get difficult, they have to take them out and put them in a state school.
“Every parent wants to give their kids the best and the best start in life.”
The 18st hulk famously pootles around London in a tiny and cost-cutting SmartCar while most his colleagues brag and post online their Lamborghinis and Ferraris.
Having survived a childhood scare with measles and a gun attack when he first arrived in England and was a wayward teen, Del Boy has learned to enjoy experiences more than material things and he certainly doesn’t bother showing them off.
“Everyone likes nice stuff,” he said. “Most people get money and go and buy flashy cars or watches.
“But other people just like to enjoy life and prefer holidays and experiences more than the most expensive things.
“I just enjoy the things that I like. I drive my SmartCar and enjoy keeping the girls happy.
“I treat myself everyday and if I want a nice watch or car then I buy it.
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“I don’t deprive myself of anything and I don’t save up for stuff.”
Fury has already beaten Chisora twice, in 2011 and 2014, and some concerned fans have been calling for the African to retire ever since he reached his thirties and started suffering the bulk of his 12 losses.
But the evergreen brawler insists Britain is too hung up on defeats and forcing fighters into retirement prematurely.
“It’s okay if you lose,” he said.
“It’s okay if you go through a divorce and you go back again.
“There’s nothing greater in life than living. It’s the best thing ever.
“For us, to have gone through all the preparation and you think you have trained hard enough, and you meet somebody who has trained hard enough as well and he wins, yes, you’re going to be upset, but you come out again and move on.
Derek Chisora is confident of shocking the world and beating Tyson Fury
“People have an agenda of getting upset; ‘Why did he do this, why did he do that?’
“No, don’t get upset, just enjoy it.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I find boxing equipment?
Many online stores sell boxing equipment. There are many online stores that sell boxing equipment, including Amazon, eBay Walmart, Target and Sports Authority. If you’re looking for cheap boxing gear, then you might want to check out discount stores like Ross or TJ Maxx.
Quality boxing gear is what you should be looking for. You can consider Warrior, Golden Glove or Premier Boxing Champions.
What are the differences between different types of boxing gloves
There are three main types of boxing gloves: mitts, fingerless mitts, and full-fingered gloves. Mitten gloves have padding at the knuckles. Fingerless mitts have no padding around the knuckles but still cover the fingers. Full-finger gloves have padding all over the hand.
The mitten is used to punch or hit with the fist. Fingerless mitt glove are for striking the index finger with the knuckle. Full-fingered boxing gloves are used for punching with the whole fist.
How to defend yourself:
Protect your head when you are being attacked. Your goal is to avoid getting punched in the first place. You must know how to stop an incoming punch. Here’s what to do:
- Stand tall and square yourshoulders.
- Keep your elbows close together.
- Block the incoming punch by using your forearm.
- Counterattack immediately.
- Continue blocking until the attacker runs away.
- Do not let up on your defense.
What is the best way to practice boxing with no partner?
You can also watch professional boxing matches live on TV if you don’t have a partner and want to learn boxing. Or you can find an amateur boxing club near you. Amateur boxesing clubs usually hold regular training sessions. These sessions typically include sparring partners that hit pads together.
You can also use punching bags to practice boxing. Just make sure that you’re wearing protective gear such as boxing gloves before hitting the bag.
How can my punching form be improved?
Boxing’s most important aspect is punching form. A good punch technique is essential if you are to become a better fighter. Here are some tips for improving your punching ability.
- Keep your head straight. Keep your head up when you’re throwing punches.
- Punch from the shoulder. If you are going to throw a punch, aim for the shoulder and not your chin.
- Pay attention to your feet. Try not to move your feet when you’re punching.
- Use short punches that are quick. Your body will be tired faster if you are throwing longer punches.
- Don’t forget about defense! Always remember to block incoming punches.
- Use your elbows. Elbows are an effective way to defend yourself.
- Your legs are your best friend. You can avoid being knocked to the ground if you learn how to properly use your legs.
- Do it every day. Even if you feel exhausted after training, don’t give up. It takes practice to get good at anything.
- Have fun! Have fun doing what you do.
- Keep your eyes open and take deep, slow breaths. You will be stronger and have more energy if you breathe correctly.
- Relax. Don’t worry too much about making mistakes. Don’t worry about making mistakes. Instead, focus on learning new skills.
- Be patient. Boxing is not easy. It takes time for you to get better at boxing.
- Never stop learning. There is always room for improvement.
- Music is a great way to relax. Listening to music can help you relax during training.
- Watch videos of professional boxers. You can be inspired by watching them fight.
- Read books. Reading helps you to understand boxing techniques.
- Take breaks. Sometimes you might need to stop boxing. Play soccer or basketball outside.
- Look for a coach. Boxing is a sport that requires a coach with a lot of experience. This will help you to improve quicker.
- Do push-ups. Push-ups help build strength and endurance.
Can you train yourself to box?
Yes, you can train yourself to box. It is easy to find a gym that offers boxing classes in your area and then join one. You will find most gyms offering free classes. However, if there isn’t one near you, you can always search Google for local boxes clubs.
Also, equipment like gloves and mouthpieces, headgear, as well as sparring partners will be required. Once you have this equipment, it’s time to start practicing your kicks.
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Here are the Essential Skills of Boxing
How to effectively box
Boxing has become a very popular sport. It involves two people who attempt to knock each other out of their heads. The rules of boxing vary from country to country. There are three main types of boxing: Amateur boxing, Professional boxing, and Olympic boxing.
Amateur boxing can be practiced at school or college. This boxing style includes sparring sessions without protection, using padded gloves. Amateur boxing competitions typically last for three rounds, each lasting five minutes. There are many types of amateur boxing: Kickboxing, Muay Thai and Taekwondo.
Boxing is typically practiced in clubs, stadiums or gyms. They wear protective equipment such as mouthpiece, nose guard, shin guards, elbow pads, knee pads, waist belt and groin protector. Professional boxing competitions consist of six rounds lasting four minutes each. There are several different styles of professional boxing including Boxing, MMA (Mixed Martial Arts), Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Taekwondo and others.
Olympic boxing takes place at the Olympics. Boxers wear special protective gear, which must conform to international standards. The eight rounds last three minutes each and are held over eight rounds. There are only two styles of Olympic boxing; Light Flyweight and Heavyweight.
Boxing is based on the following skills:
- Punching techniques
- Techniques for protecting yourself
- Moving your body
- Spare parts
There are seven types. Each punch comes with its own technique. Some punches require more strength than others. For example, an uppercut requires great force. However, a straight punch is much more powerful and faster than other punches.
There are also different combinations. These are combinations that combine punches to accomplish a particular goal. An entire combination could have several parts. For example, a combination of a left and right hook will result in damage to the opponent’s jaw.
Boxers use their bodies to defend themselves against attack. He uses his arms, legs, elbows, knees, knees, and feet to do this.
Boxers should use their legs to defend against kicks. When he receives a kick, he raises his leg and moves away from the attacker. If the attacker is coming from the front, he will bend at the knees to avoid getting kicked on either side. However, if the attack comes from behind, he stands up straight and blocks the kick with his foot.
Because they inflict pain, elbow strikes can be very effective. An elbow strike can be delivered either directly or indirectly. Directly refers to hitting your opponent with the forearm, while indirect means you hit him using another part of your arms.
Boxers use their hands as a shield against incoming punches. Boxers use their hands to stop incoming punches. They raise their fists up above their heads and move towards the attack. They then make contact with their attacker’s fist.
Boxers who are subject to a punch to their stomachs, abdomens, or chests should bend at the knees to absorb the impact. Defense purposes are often served by knee strikes.
When attacked, a boxer should step back and deliver counter-attacks. He can then gain distance from his opponent. Boxers should also keep their balance when counter-attacking.
To box effectively, a boxer must establish a stance. The way he defends him will be dictated by his stance. It dictates how he places his body and faces his opponent. There are many stances available to boxers. These are some of our most favorite:
- Low stance
- High stance
- Southpaw stance
- Western stance
The Body Movement
To win a fight, a fighter must move around the opponent. This means changing your speed, position and rhythm.
To increase his punching power, a boxer rotates when he throws a punch. Different types of punches require different speeds for the rotation.
The effectiveness of a combination depends on the timing of each individual punch. A combination that is effective starts with a strong punch, and ends with one that is weak.
Sparring is a form of boxing that aims to improve your skills. A sparring session is where a boxer trains both his mind and his body. Sparring, in conclusion, is about learning how to fight and not getting hurt.
You need to have patience and dedication in order to learn how boxing works. Boxing is a sport that requires dedication and perseverance.