Frank Warren has called for Derek Chisora to hang up the gloves now that he has completed his trilogy with Tyson Fury – which consisted of three losses for the Finchley fighter.
In a voluntary defence of his WBC Heavyweight title, the elite Fury beat Chisora over 10 rounds in a fight that had such a stark difference in skill that it was, at points, uncomfortable viewing.
Referee Victor Loughlin eventually showed some mercy and waved off the contest that had been called out for poor matchmaking since its announcement.
Speaking in an interview with his own Queensberry Promotions, the hall of fame promoter first echoed the thoughts of the majority of fans by saying the fight could have been stopped sooner.
“The fight could have, I think, been stopped earlier. It went on too long … I’m not altering the facts or anything, I never felt Derek could beat [Fury] … The only way he could beat him in my opinion was to knock him out, and he just didn’t get near to that at all. He showed courage, heart – vintage Derek Chisora. But Tyson I think is head and shoulders above all the heavyweights.”
Warren then went on to say Chisora should now retire.
“Derek now, and I don’t mean this disparagingly or being disrespectful to him, he should retire now. I hope he’s got money. I hope he’s made a lot of money in the sport, and I hope he comes out of it with his marbles all in tact. He’s been a great servant for boxing. He’s had some great fights, been involved with nearly everybody who’s been around. Now’s the time I think to put his feet up and enjoy his two little girls, his wife, and his family life.”
The comments are similar to those Warren made at the start of the year well before the bout with Fury was put together. In between then, ‘Del Boy’ beat 41-year-old Kubrat Pulev.
Whilst the fighter hasn’t officially announced what he’ll do either way, he was heard after the fight saying that he ‘didn’t want to go out like that.’
If his mind hasn’t changed since then, it appears that Wembley won’t be the last time we see the heavyweight veteran in the ring.