sport news Derek Chisora says he WON'T retire if he loses to Kubrat Pulev with new trainer ... trends now
Derek Chisora insists he has no intention of retiring in the near future, even if he falls to a fourth successive defeat when he takes on Kubrat Pulev this weekend.
The veteran 38-year-old, who has been a phenomenal servant to British boxing since first entering the pro ranks some 15 years ago, has lost to Oleksandr Usyk and twice to Joseph Parker in his previous three outings.
It was Pulev who claimed a split-decision victory when the pair went toe-to-toe back in 2016, and 'Del Boy' now faces what is expected to be another testing evening as he returns to the O2 Arena.
Derek Chisora (left) insists he won't retire even if he loses to Kubrat Pulev (right) this weekend
Pulev defeated 'Del Boy' by split decision when the long-term rivals first fought back in 2016
Chisora fell victim to Pulev's trademark jab on a disappointing night in Hamburg - though the Briton to this day claims he was the deserved winner - and the heavyweight now insists his only game plan is to provide entertainment for his ever-loyal fans.
But with 12 defeats on his 44-fight record, and his last win coming against David Price back in 2019, many of those loyal fans have expressed a desire for the the boxer to hang up his gloves before sustaining further punishment.
That is not yet an option for a war-hungry Del Boy, however. 'I'm not retiring for s***, I'll tell you that now,' Chisora told reporters ahead of the bout.
'I enjoy it, it's lovely,' he continued. 'I enjoy training, I enjoy fighting, the whole promotion, that's all. When I don't enjoy it, I'll announce my retirement.'