Derek Chisora says Joseph Parker ‘knew he lost’, despite the New Zealander receiving a points win, and wants a rematch on the Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury bill.
The British heavyweight floored Parker in the first round, but then suffered a split decision loss to the former WBO champion at the AO Arena in Manchester.
Chisora has urged promoter Eddie Hearn to stage a second fight on the undercard for Joshua’s undisputed world title fight against Fury, which is expected to be staged in Saudi Arabia this summer.
“Respect to Joe for stepping in the ring with me, but we need to do it again – find out the real winner. @eddiehearn make it happen – undercard of AJ-Fury in Saudi – I won’t be leaving it to judges scorecards next time!”
The 37-year-old had expressed his dismay at the verdict, with Parker receiving winning tallies of 115-113 and 116-111, while Chisora had a solitary score of 115-113.
But he was quick to rule out any thoughts of retirement.
“I was putting in more power punches, inside work, but I can’t get upset anymore,” he said.
“They want to see me retire, but I’m not retiring yet, forget that.”