MERCILESS Tyson Fury beat Derek Chisora so badly in their 2014 fight the Gypsy King asked the referee to stop
Derek Chisora has shared the ring with some of the biggest names in boxing and still wants more.
The 38-year-old is fighting Kubrat Pulev next and has talked about taking on the hard hitting Deontay Wilder in the future.
Chisora joked anyone brave enough to hand out insults to him should be prepared to face the consequences
Chisora is on a three-fight skid after a loss to Oleksandr Usyk in November and two successive defeats to Joseph Parker in little over 12 months.
Success has always eluded the Londoner when he has made the step up to the elite level and this was never more evident than when he fought Tyson Fury for a second time in 2014.
With a potential heavyweight title fight against Wladimir Klitschko on the line, ‘The Gypsy King’ butchered Chisora for ten agonising rounds out of his less-frequented southpaw stance and at one point even asked referee Marcus MacDonnell to stop the fight and put his opponent out of his misery.
In the end, it was former trainer Don Charles who halted the action after the tenth, removing the gum shield from his fighter’s bruised and bloody mouth.
Fury went on to cement his place as one of the best boxers in the world by beating Klitschko on his home turf and then come back from the brink to be champion again by beating Wilder for the WBC strap in 2020.
Hearn told talkSPORT of a recent conversation with Chisora, ahead of his fight with Pulev: “I said to him, ‘if you win this fight on Saturday you could have a massive fight.
“You could fight Wilder, but if you lose you should probably retire’.”
Known for his power – he put Fury on his backside during their stunning trilogy – it would appear to be a mismatch.