DEREK CHISORA will keep rocking like other veteran Rolling Stones headliners until he can’t please the fans anymore.
The 38-year-old warhorse meets Bulgaria’s Kubrat Pulev at London’s O2 on Saturday night after the two attacked each other at their pre-fight press conference.
But despite three losses on the spin and a beard that fades with age, Del Boy isn’t ready for retirement.
Chisora said: “Rather than turning gray or silver with age, my beard is turning orange – maybe we’ll call it gold – but I’m not going to dye it, dammit.
“I don’t know how to deal with retirement. I’m not retiring, but I’m on my way out.
“Consider this my encore and I’m going to give the fans some great rock ‘n’ roll anthems as a farewell.
“How many times have we been told the Rolling Stones have retired and then you hear the guitar intro ‘da, da, dadada, da, da, da, I can’t no…'”
Chisora’s early career was marred by wild antics more worthy of the NME than Boxing News, but eight years of parenthood has tempered the father of two – only.
He even reckons that his heyday from hell will help guarantee him a happy and sensible retirement.
Chisora said: “Life is about enjoyment. There’s no point in being a great athlete if you don’t enjoy the fruits of being an athlete.
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“Cristiano Ronaldo enjoys his money in a different way – he has seven Bugattis, flies in private jets.
“But there are good athletes who do nothing, and the day they announce their retirement, they’re trying to make up for the 16 or 17 years of wild life that they missed.
“What happens is you get addicted to alcohol and the fast life, cocaine, everything.
“While you are doing this, others your age are settling down with their families.
“Me? I do both. Not the cocaine. But I party, I enjoy life, I go to nice restaurants, I live in a nice house. And I enjoy life with my kids.”
Chisora is a throwback fighter, they really don’t make her like that anymore.
And he explains that it all stems from a simple X-rated mantra that you can’t teach in any gym or that comes with a ton of talent.
He just said, “I don’t give a shit. Boxing is a tough game, so you need to be even tougher.
“Your mindset has to be ‘I don’t give a shit.’ That’s the only mindset that can keep you in this game.
“The moment you worry or focus on something else, you’re in trouble.
“Luckily, I REALLY don’t give a fuck.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/5735460/derek-chisora-retire-rolling-stones-kubrat-pulev/ Veteran Derek Chisora vows to keep performing like the Rolling Stones… until he can offer fans no more satisfaction