Inside Dereck Chisora’s farm retreat where 18st heavyweight hardman winds down feeding his cows following brutal battles

The Sun Sports 0 month ago

DERECK CHISORA is as comfortable mucking out horses as he is knocking out opponents – as David Price might find out on Saturday.

After a controversial early career infamous for almost as many rucks outside the ring as in it, the 35-year-old Brit banger has swapped the red mist in the ring, for the green, green grass of home.

Dereck Chisora likes to unwind after gritty fights in the ring at his farm
Chisora owns the farm, set just outside of North London
Chisora, pictured here with David Haye, vowed to have his daughter grow up surrounded by animals
Chisora can unwind on his farm after his upcoming fight with David Price

The Zimbabwe-born heavyweight lives on a farm on the edge of North London after vowing to bring his daughter up surrounded by animals.

Ahead of the all-British heavyweight showdown, the fans’ favourite let Sky Sports behind the scenes to film the farmer-fighter with his menagerie.

Back in 2017, just as he moved into the leafy lair, Old McDel Boy told SunSport: “I live on a farm right now. I have horses, cows, chickens and pigs.

“I grew up on a farm and wanted to make my daughter grow up on one. I look after the horses and animals but I am not a softy.

“I said before we moved there that I could live happily in a little apartment and be like the rest of most people.

“But I can go and live on a farm and give my daughter so much space and one day she can say she grew up on a farm. I am doing that for her.”

Chisora posts adorable pictures and videos of his daughter online and is now 21 months sober after being born again in a bid to resurrect his career.

The down-to-earth slugger has always been clever with his money and investing in the farm for his pride and joy looks a knockout investment.

Chisora is happy to relax with his cows after a day of training in the gym

Chisora said: “Being a father changed me, my little girl drives me insane. She does her own thing, sometimes I think if I left the house she would not even be bothered.

“When I am training I don’t need money, I just need my car full of petrol. All my meals are prepared and delivered. That’s all I need.

“I still give myself pocket money to keep myself sensible and grounded. It used to be £60-a-week but now it’s more like £400. I have upgraded myself.”

Chisora is at ease off the radar after his early career was mired in controversy
Chisora will be hoping his new mindset will help him beat Price this weekend
As well as cows, Chisora has chickens, pigs and horses on his farm

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