Chisora vs Parker with Undercard details

On May 1st there will be a big Heavyweight matchup live on Sky Sports Box office and DAZN between Dereck ‘War’ Chisora against the former WBO heavyweight champion from New Zealand Joseph Parker.

Dereck ChisoraFighterJoseph Parker
32-10 (23 KO’s)Fight record28-2 (21 KO’s)
74 inReach76
110 kgWeight112 kg

Chisora v Parker backstory

This has been a much-anticipated fight for a few years now. Initially a fight on the undercard of Regis Prograis and Josh Taylor in London 2019. Parker couldn’t fight due to a spider bite which affected his training camp and was replaced by David Price.

After Chisora’s TKO win vs Price in the 4th round, and with COVID-19 putting Boxing at a standstill, both Parker and Chisora decided to go a different route.

Chisora decided to challenge former undisputed Cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk in a final eliminator to become mandatory for the unified world champion Anthony Joshua.

Unfortunately, he didn’t get the decision. Many quibbled about the unanimous decision as many boxing pundits scored this a draw. It didn’t affect Chisora’s reputation as he already accumulated 9 losses in his career. Chisora’s reputation in the heavyweight division remained

Joseph Parker on the other hand fought a 10-round bout in February 2020 vs Shawndell Winters on the Mikey Garcia vs Jessie Vargas undercard. He gave an average performance and won by TKO in the 5th round. Then once the pandemic hit, Parker returned to his family in New Zealand. He continued his training camp there to challenge the undefeated Samoan rival Junior Fa.

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What went down for Parker and Chisora

He managed to scrape a close unanimous decision against Fa but looked flat and lethargic for all 12 rounds hardly throwing any punches. This performance made many experts question his hunger and drive for the sport, and he announced shortly after that we would be linking with world class trainer and former WBO middleweight champion Andy Lee.

Now after almost a 2-year delay, they will be facing each other in Manchester on PPV and could be a real brawl. When it comes to the prediction of the fight. Parker is undoubtedly the favourite as he is the fresher of the two. He is the younger one and being former world champion has lost only to two elite level fighters. Dillian Whyte and Anthony Joshua bested parker. Nonetheless, Dereck Chisora is a handful to deal with having been in multiple wars in recent years with Dillian Whyte, Carlos Takam, David Price, and Artur Szpilka.

Undercard Fights

Taylor vs Jonas

The co-main event for this fight will be the encounter between former Olympian and talented veteran Natasha Jonas (9-1-1) vs the former 2012 Olympic Gold medalist and undisputed lightweight champion Katie Taylor (17-0).

Taylor actually beat Jonas in the Olympics in the quarter finals and Jonas now plan to seek revenge and snatch the belts off her. Jonas competed against WBC Super-featherweight champion Terri Harper, She lost in a much-disputed split decision, many believing she should’ve won that fight.

At 36 years of age, many believe that this is Jonas’ last chance to fight for a world title and compete against the very best in the division. it will her toughest task to beat Katie who is arguable the best pound-for-pound fighter in Women’s Boxing.

Katie Taylor to defend crown against former rival Natasha Jones in May -  TheMacLife

Bivol vs Richards

Fellow British Light-heavyweight champion Craig Richards (16-1-1) will have to face one of the toughest opponents in WBA Light-heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol (17-0).

Bivol is currently ranked nr.2 in the Ring Magazine Light-heavyweight rankings and is undefeated, which means that Richards will have to perform at his best cause this massive upset.

Eubank vs Morrison

Chris Eubank jr. returns on Sky Sports to face Marcus Morrison in a return fight after an 18-month layoff. Eubank seeks for a victory and challenge all the middleweight and super-middleweight champions.

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