Advertisement
Advertisement

Chisora Credits Warren, Mom For Turning Career Around

Dereck Chisora has credited showdown talks with mum Viola and Frank Warren that reduced the veteran promoter to tears for his transformation from bad boy to committed heavyweight contender.

A leaner and happier Chisora has undertaken anger-management lessons and swapped binges on Jaffa Cakes for a carefully-controlled diet in preparation for Saturday's clash with unbeaten American Malik Scott at Wembley Arena.

Four defeats in his last six fights have left the 29-year-old from Finchley facing a pivotal moment in his career and a fifth loss must be avoided if he is to regain credibility.

A meeting with Viola and Warren after he laboured to an awful ninth-round stoppage of cruiserweight journeyman Hector Alfredo Avila in April convinced Chisora that it was time for change.

"One day my mother had had enough and she said 'why can't you just listen to me for once in your life?'," he said.

"She told me what to do and I thought I'll do it for six months and if it doesn't work out I'll do it my own way. So it was my mother who made me change, she said I needed to start listening to people.

"Then Frank got me in his office and had a go at me in front of my mum and trainer. Frank said 'I don't understand' and I saw tears in his ears.

"Me and Frank have come a long way and I thought, 'you know what, I'll listen'.

"Frank cares for his fighters and he had a go at me like he was my own father. It was the first time Frank had sat me down and talked to me like that. He told me that he believed in me.

"I feel good in myself right now, everything is great. The diet has gone well, the anger management lessons are going well. Everything for me is amazing. I've seen the light, Amen!"

Chisora was dire against Avila in his last visit to Wembley Arena, prompting Warren to intervene to save a controversial career that was in danger of self-destructing.

"He looked like a load of blubber. He'd been going down the gym and coming home and having a pie. You and I can do that, but not him," Warren said.

"I just sat down him and told him straight - you can't live like that and have the career you should have. He has a lot of talent but was letting himself down.

"I got in Viola's ear about it and she got on to him as well. We both let him know that he could be doing things better and it looks like he got the message. He looks fantastic right now.

"Before he was carrying all that weight around, how are you supposed to move like that? But I am sure we will see an improvement from him now."

Chisora shares top billing with middleweight Billy Joe Saunders, who meets unbeaten Irishman Gary O'Sullivan.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by New England on 07-19-2013

frank warren and your mum aren't going to help you when you step up to real competition again, del boy. you nutter.

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 07-19-2013

[QUOTE=ddangerous;13570934]I have a feeling he'll beat Scott on the cards.[/QUOTE] You fancy a bet? My 30 billion points against yours that Malik Scott wins this fight.

Comment by cklmaced on 07-19-2013

Career around? He laboured to a late KO over a journeyman other than that he hasn't won a fight in the last few years.

Comment by ddangerous on 07-19-2013

Rarely does a leopard change his spots overnight, but props to him for coming in better shape. I have a feeling he'll beat Scott on the cards.

Comment by moonshineman on 07-19-2013

If Chisora can stop Spitting on people, I will believe him. hahahahahahahaaha. Can you believe it ?, Spitting in other boxer's faces. It's just too much Hahahahahahahahaha

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (5)
Top Headlines Mike Tyson Will Back Trump at Republican National Convention Edner Cherry Snags Debatable Decision Over Lydell Rhodes Antonio Margarito vs. Ramon Alvarez Pushed Back To August 13 Photos: Jose Benavidez Putting in Work For Francisco Santana Rolando Garza Inks Promotional With Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Gilberto Ramirez: Canelo Has No Pride, His Actions Disappointing Denis Lebedev Backs Glowacki To Retain, Beat Oleksandr Usyk Anthony Joshua Must Face Joseph Parker By January 9, Says IBF Jarico O'Quinn Inks Promotional With Salita Promotions Photos: Gilberto Ramirez Continues Hard Grind For First Defense Malignaggi-Bracero, Farmer-Redkach, Harrison-Rabchenko Set Andre Ward vs. Alexander Brand Officially Revealed By Roc Nation Jessie Magdaleno Leaves Joel Diaz, Jumps To Manuel Robles David Benavidez Targets Big Names, Champions at 168-Pounds Povetkin's Promoter: Lawsuits Won't Prevent Deontay Wilder Fight Mykey Williams Inks Promotional Pact With Lou DiBella Terry Flanagan-Mzonke Fana Added To July 16 Cardiff Card Jason Sosa's Promoter Eyes Francisco Vargas, Orlando Salido Scott Fitzgerald Added To July 30 Leeds Card Fury-Klitschko II Could Land in Late September, Early October Sergey Kovalev Discusses Training Camp For Isaac Chilemba Antonio Orozco, Joseph Diaz, Jr. Return on HBO Latino Bill, 7/30 Santa Cruz Says Frampton's 'Weak Chin' Will Crack From Pressure Terence Crawford, Brian McIntyre on Being Avoided at 140 DiBella on Derevyanchenko-Soliman, Wants Golovkin Fight Klitschko on Fury: This is Not About Titles, This is About Revenge! Chris Eubank Jr: I Can Knock Gennady Golovkin Out! Froch Cautions Joshua Not To Rush, Picks Fury To Beat Klitschko Kerry Hope is Convinced Vijender Singh Was Scared at Presser Zeuge is Sparring With Braehmer For De Carolis WBA Title Clash McGregor Was Looking For 50-50 Split With Floyd Mayweather Firat Arslan vs. Nuri Seferi Crossroads Bout on September 17 Eubank Sr. Baits Golovkin: Prove To Me That You Can Beat My Son! Rey Ojeda Shocks Puerto Rico With Retirement Announcement Thurman-Porter Makes Working Weekend Worth The Wrangling Cotto vs. Marquez Negotiations Continue To Play Out Hurd: I Didn’t Want to Force the Stoppage After Dropping Molina Joshua Warns Wilder: Focus on Arreola, I'll Be To America Soon Photos/Weights: Edner Cherry vs Lydell Rhodes, Douglas-Collado 30 Day Weights: Crawford 150.4-Pounds, Postol 145.5-Pounds
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement