Plenty of people in the boxing industry have been calling for Derek Chisora to retire for several years. The man who calls himself ‘War Chisora’ has now had 47 bouts over 16 long years and has finally hinted that the end is in sight.
Chisora’s latest outing against American Gerald Washington this past weekend was a successful one. Despite suffering a cut over his eye in the second round, he battled hard for the full 10 and got a unanimous points decision win which leaves his record with 34 wins and 13 losses.
Many of those losses have been bruising ones, however, including beatdowns from Tyson Fury, a vicious knockout from Dillian Whyte and one-sided points loss to Vitali Klitschko more than a decade ago.
Speaking to iFL TV after his recent win, Chisora delivered a monologue on his fighting mentality.
“That’s what we do. We go to war. I will die for my daughters, I will die for my mother. I don’t know if I would die for my wife because that means she gets to marry another guy. I would die for my mother.”
He continued, saying fighting is all he knows.
“If I knew how to be a gardener, I’d have been a gardener from day one. But I’m a fighter. This is what we know. You can’t tell a fighter to stop fighting and go and be a gardener now ’cause we don’t know that s**t.” We are fighters, do you understand?”
He then dropped the news on just how many fights he has left in him.
“But I’ll be honest with you. I’ve got three fights then I’m out. I want to get to 50.”
While it would be good to see Chisora go out on this recent win, it seems fans haven’t seen the last ‘WAR’ in the ring just yet.