Derek Chisora snubs Fury, Usyk, Haye, Whyte & Klitschko when naming hardest puncher

Derek Chisora snubs Fury, Usyk, Haye, Whyte & Klitschko when naming hardest puncher

Since his professional debut back in 2007, Derek Chisora has fought a plethora of heavyweight boxing’s hardest hitters.

To name just a few, Chisora has shared the ring with the likes of Vitali Klitschko, David Haye, Dillian Whyte, Oleksandr Usyk, Joseph Parker and the current (albeit technically retired) number one Tyson Fury throughout his career.

However, in an interview with talkSPORT, the Zimbabwe-born heavyweight made a shocking claim when he revealed who had the hardest punch out of his 44 professional fights.

Despite facing the famous ‘Hayemakers’, Vitali Klitschko’s ‘Ironfist’ and suffering a serious beatdown by Tyson Fury, Chisora has revealed that the hardest puncher he has ever faced is Swansea’s Darren Morgan.

Who on earth is that, we hear you ask… well, he was Chisora’s third professional opponent, and was defeated on points after a four-round scrap.

The relatively unknown Morgan retired in 2014 with a record of eight wins and four losses in his nine-year professional career. Despite the Welshman’s unremarkable record and Chisora’s smooth points victory over the ‘Beast from Bonymaen’ in 2007, Chisora maintains that the 6 foot 1 heavyweight had the hardest punch he has ever faced.

Derek Chisora snubs Fury, Usyk, Haye, Whyte & Klitschko when naming hardest puncher
LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 07: Dereck Chisora speaks to the media during the Chisora v Pulev 2 Press Conference at Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel on July 07, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images)

Chisora is facing 41-year-old Kubrat Pulev tonight at the O2 Arena in London to avenge his previous defeat to the Bulgarian brawler back in 2016, and to get his career back on track following three successive losses.

At the Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany, it was Pulev who won via split decision when they first shared the ring.

Following his recent back-to-back defeats to New Zealander Joseph Parker, Del Boy was greeted by many calls from boxing fans to hang up the gloves, but that is something he simply doesn’t want to do.

The famously outspoken Chisora responded to such calls, stating: “You don’t listen to no one, you do what makes you happy. Listening to people, running around saying people have told me to do this or do that, forget that.”

Therefore, tonight’s bout against the fellow veteran Pulev may very well be decisive for the 38-year-old’s future in the sport, for a fourth consecutive loss would most likely see the end of the Brit’s 15-year professional career.

Chisora has recently commented on the speculation around his future, saying: “I am not retiring but I am on my way out. Think of this as my encore and I am going to give the fans some big rock’n’roll anthems.”

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So, let’s hope that Chisora sticks to his word and delivers a rock’n’roll ending to the fight tonight, seeing a fitting end to his longevous career.

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