Don Charles confident Dereck Chisora will respond


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Dereck Chisora’s trainer Don Charles is adamant his fighter will respond from his defeat to Dillian Whyte as he tries to finally win a world title.

The Brit has won multiple titles at heavyweight but has never managed to win a world strap. Chisora has twice lost to Tyson Fury while has also tasted defeat against David Haye, Vitali Klitschko, Robert Helenius and Kubrat Pulev.

The 32-year-old rolled back the years earlier this month when he faced Whyte at the Manchester Arena and was unlucky to lose on points to his fierce rival.

Both fighters have expressed their interest in a rematch and Chisora is determined to end his career on a high after linking up with Charles again.

The London trainer believes Chisora will give his all in the next three years as he tries to become a world champion before hanging up his gloves.

He told Sky Sports: “There was a period when we lost our big fights. He became British, Commonwealth and European champion but we lost to Vitali Klitschko, David Haye and Tyson Fury twice.

“I had to look at myself as a coach. Am I good enough? I believe I am, but you only get judged by results. I gave Dereck the opportunity to look elsewhere.

If he didn’t have the heart to say ‘coach, I want to look elsewhere’, I did it for him. “So he went. Obviously he came back and asked me to train him because he couldn’t find anyone who could do for him what I could.

“It’s all down to sacrifices – lifestyle, commitment. He has promised that he will dedicate himself for the remainder of his career. Chisora has got at least 24-36 months left in his career.”

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