Derek Chisora and his camp have threatened to pull out of the fight this weekend with Joseph Parker. The news comes after he lost the toss to decide the order of the fighters’ ring walks on Saturday.
The fight will take place in at The AO Arena in Manchester. Chisora known as the moneyweight” champion of boxing made his feelings known,
“We’re arguing right now, back there,” Chisora told Sky Sports. “They want to do a coin flip, who comes in the ring first and who comes in the ring second.
“I was like, ‘Nah, not doing that.’
“Either I come in second or I’ll go home right now!”
David Haye give’s his views on Chisora
Former heavyweight champion David Haye, Chisora’s foe and now manager said
“I genuinely can’t see the fight happening, if Derek is told to come first,” Haye then said.
“I know it makes zero sense. He agreed it, he signed the contract. He’s just that guy, he doesn’t care, and unfortunately that’s just the way it is.”
During the weigh-in Parker weighed in nine pounds lighter then Chisora’s 17st 12lbs, nine pounds
The previous fight needed cancelling due Parker pulling out of a training camp from a spider bite while in training camp in Las Vegas.
“The guy had a spider bite, we can’t deny it, we don’t know if it’s true or not, and he pulled out, but he had it and now he’s here – we’re not going to cry over spilled milk,” he told the Telegraph.
“It’s just more drama.”
In other new Irish boxer Katie Taylor also defends her undisputed world lightweight titles against Natasha Jonas in a repeat of their epic encounter at the London 2012 Olympics Games.
The unbeaten Irish star weighed in at 9st 8lbs, with Jonas matching the same weight on the scales.