Glum-looking Derek Chisora spotted out and about on lunch – a day after heavyweight split-decision defeat by Joseph Parker, which he blasted as ‘UNBELIEVABLE’ following his first-round knockdown of opponent
- Derek Chisora lost to a split-decision against Joseph Parker on Saturday night
- Chisora, 37, floored the former WBO world champion after just seven seconds
- However, Parker found his range as the fight developed and took over the bout
- The New Zealander was scored the fight by split decision 116-111, 115-113, 113-115
- Chisora was furious with the judges’ scorecards after another gruelling contest
A forlorn Derek Chisora was pictured out with close ones on Sunday less than 24 hours after his controversial defeat by Joseph Parker.
The Brit was spotted out for lunch and looked understandably downbeat after his contentious loss to the New Zealander on Saturday night.
Chisora lost via a split decision to Parker as the pair tussled it out during an enthralling heavyweight spectacle in Manchester.
Derek Chisora was seen out for lunch on Sunday – less than a day after his controversial defeat
Joseph Parker climbed off the canvas to defeat Chisora after a gruelling 12-round clash
The bout went to the judges’ scorecards and Parker was awarded the fight by split decision
Chisora, 37, floored the former world champion after just seven seconds in Manchester
The 37-year-old came firing out from the first bell and dropped former WBO champion Parker after just seven seconds.
Having been persuaded to go through with the headline fight by his mother after a row over the ring walks, Chisora looked set for one of the biggest wins of his career when he landed his signature looping overhand right moments after the first bell.
Parker, 29, weathered some more punishing moments before finishing strongly against his tiring rival and was given the nod 116-111 and 115-113 by two of the judges, with a third scoring the contest 115-113 in favour of Chisora.
Chisora felt he had done enough to have his hand raised and lamented another narrow decision loss, as he blasted afterwards: ‘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 (a decision loss to Oleksandr Usyk). 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.’
Since the loss, Chisora has called for a rematch with Parker – taking to social media to further underline his desire for this to happen.
The 29-year-old was up on his feet and survived the count amid an early Chisora onslaught
Del Boy enjoyed huge success in the opening five rounds, pinning Parker against the ropes
Chisora followed coach Buddy McGirt’s plan to a tee in a very promising opening to the fight
On Monday he wrote on Instagram: Thank you very much to all those who supported me over the weekend. I will push for the rematch as hard as I can, thank you.’
This statement followed a social media post he wrote on Sunday, which read: ‘Fight fans thank you! I appreciate all the messages and love after battling for 12 rounds with @joeboxerparker last night. It’s been amazing.
‘I’m not slowing down or retiring, I’m ready to jump straight into the rematch. Dillian Whyte thought I won the fight, Andy Lee thought I won it. Even Joseph Parker knew he lost.
‘Respect to Joe for stepping in the ring with me, but we need to do it again – find out the real winner. @eddiehearn make it happen – undercard of AJ-Fury in Saudi – I won’t be leaving it to judges scorecards next time!
‘I know lockdown has been tough on everybody, but things are finally opening up. The spirit you’ve all shown in tough times has been unbelievable. It’s an honour that you choose to watch me.
‘There have been so many unseen heroes through these times fighting their own battles daily. Support your local businesses, your local coffee shop, fish and chips, whatever it is you like doing. They need you right now. I want to say thank you so much once again and I will be back in the ring bringing WAR very soon.’
However, Parker grew in confidence as the fight wore on, and the Kiwi began to find his range
The former WBO champion landed the more eye-catching punches against the tiring Chisora
Parker came on strong in the championship rounds and opened up with some big shots