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Dereck Chisora: I Want Retire From Boxing Undefeated

By Joe Delaney, courtesy of The Daily Star

DERECK CHISORA reckons his fists will do the talking tonight.

The British and Commonwealth champion confronts 6ft 9in rival Tyson Fury at Wembley Arena, with more than just his belts at stake.

Awaiting the winner is IBF, WBA and WBO champion Wladimir Klitschko, who fancies an autumn clash.

That makes tonight’s grudge match arguably the most important British heavyweight title clash since Lennox Lewis beat the late Gary Mason in March 1991.

Unbeaten Chisora, winner of all 14 of his professional contests, has seen two fights against Klitschko scrapped in the last eight months.

The 27-year-old Londoner said: “Once I beat Fury people will say I have nothing to lose against Klitschko, but that is wrong.

“I have an unbeaten record and I want to leave the sport undefeated and want to be able to say, ‘they were good years’ when I retire. If I lost that unbeaten record, I would be devastated because it is a big legacy I want to leave.

“If I retire after 25 fights, I never want to have lost.”

Chisora is one of boxing’s bad boys.

He was suspended for four months in 2009 and fined £2,500 for sinking his teeth into opponent Paul Butlin.

With his shady past Chisora finds it hard to believe he is potentially one punch away from facing Klitschko.

He said: “I got in with the wrong crowd and started doing stuff a lot of teenagers did. I drifted off, but I know what’s wrong.

“I was doing everything and anything. I was supposed to do three years in jail but I asked for probation and got it.

“My probation officer, Peter Yates, then got me into boxing.

“In my first sparring session, I got hit by a jab and it brought tears to my eye and I got out of the ring, but the trainer told me, ‘Get back in’.

“Now I’m British and Commonwealth champion and there’s talk of fighting Klitschko.” Fury has taken a similar path. He is also unbeaten in 14 fights, but Chisora has boxed better opposition.

The Londoner has stopped Sam Sexton and Danny Williams, while his gypsy rival’s two wins against John McDermott are his stand-outs.

Fury, 23, is ready for the challenge and said: “There are no big threats in the UK and I don’t think Chisora is any good, to be honest.”

Chisora v Fury will be shown live on Channel 5 at 10pm tonight.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by JAB5239 on 07-23-2011

[COLOR="Navy"]Fat chance. Yes, pun intended![/COLOR]

Comment by Zocalo on 07-23-2011

He has a legacy? lol... what an idiot...

Comment by FrankieBruno on 07-23-2011

Chisora eats a fry up pre training and post training Once he is in the ring he will let off a right corker of a fart and blow Tyson out the ring like a gust of Fury I hope Chisroa…

Comment by Drunk Punch on 07-23-2011

He's had two full training camps for Wlad and one for Fury and he's fatter than ever! I'm sick of lazy fat HWs who dont even try to maintain a fighting physique.

Comment by VERILY on 07-23-2011

'Then retire now', everybody beat me to it. :lol1:

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