Dereck Chisora has emphatically refuted any claims that suggest he should consider retiring, following his defeat to fellow Brit Dillian Whyte on Saturday.
Both fighters gave their all in the ring during a thrilling bout at the O2 arena, but Whyte caught Chisora with a crunching left-hook in the 11th round to knock his opponent out and claim the victory.
Chisora required medical attention in the ring and while he managed to get back to his corner, the 34-year-old continued to receive support once sat down.
With Chisora approaching his 35th birthday, and the defeat representing the ninth of his 38-fight career, some have suggested that this latest setback would be the end for the Brit.
However, Chisora has confirmed that he has no intentions of quitting the sport and wants to get back into the ring as soon as possible.
“F*** that s***, man,” was Chisora’s response, per Boxing Scene, when asked about retirement. “Every time everybody sees failure they think everybody should retire; that’s a disease we have in Great Britain. You just keep going. You go and go until you can’t take no more.
“I’ll bounce back. There’s fights out there. It’s not like I had a terrible loss or it was a c****y fight. It was a great fight and I enjoyed it. Getting hit on the chin, you’re going to end up on the floor. I’m perfect I feel good.”
For Whyte, this latest victory has cemented his name into the equation when discussing the top heavyweight bouts that could occur. Anthony Joshua was ringside for the fight, while Deontay Wilder’s name has also been in the mix for his next potential opponent.
Whyte will be desperate for a shot at Joshua, after losing to him back in 2015, but this victory over Chisora has really put him into the mix and created the prospect for many great heavyweight bouts in the foreseeable future.