Joseph Parker v Dereck Chisora II: Big Fight Preview
Followers of heavyweight boxing haven’t been short of interest in 2021 with Tyson Fury extending his unbeaten record and retaining the WBC title with a stunning knockout win over Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas. Oleksandr Usyk realized his ambition of joining Evander Holyfield and David Haye in a list of fighters who have won world championships in the top two weight categories. The Ukrainian achieved this with a victory over Anthony Joshua in London that shocked the leading boxing betting apps.
We may be fast approaching the end of the year, but there’s still time for one more big fight from the heavyweights. Dereck Chisora and Joe Parker renew rivalries in the thick of a hectic festive schedule for the noble art when clashing at the Manchester Arena on Saturday, 18th December. That card is promoted by Eddie Hearn for Matchroom Boxing and will be shown live to a global audience on DAZN.
The pair treated fight fans to a thrilling bout at the same venue earlier this year when Parker nicked a split decision victory. Many, including the beaten man, believed Chisora had done enough to get the nod from the three scoring judges. However, scores of 115-113, 113-115, 116-111 saw the New Zealander triumph.
Will the rematch be repeat or revenge? The outcome of this bout has kept fans guessing while traders working at the most popular bookies publish odds that tell us to prepare for another dramatic night.
WAR Chisora Always Comes To Fight
Chisora enters fight night with a professional record consisting of 32 wins against 11 defeats, with 23 of those victories coming inside the distance. He has been stopped twice himself and ducks between the ropes in Manchester, having lost each of his last two bouts. That unwanted double began when losing on points to Usyk last October at Wembley before suffering that split decision loss to Parker back in May.
WAR Chisora isn’t a fighter that seems to care too much about the desire for an unblemished record, something that has ruined many prospects in the United Kingdom over the last decade. Instead, Dereck prefers to test himself against the best in the business. He is happy to take in all-comers and has never backed out of a fight if the promotion has given him the proper time to prepare. He wasn’t always 100% fit and focused during the first half of his career, but he does appear to be taking things much more seriously now.
Chisora has won three of his last five before running into Usyk and Parker. The fact both fights went the distance, proves he belongs at this level and is capable of mixing it up with the best. He looked fitter than he has ever been against Usyk, using a boxing IQ that remains underrated in the game. A revenge win over Parker would not only settle the score and, perhaps, set up a trilogy, but it would also show there are plenty more big nights in the tank for one of British boxing’s best-loved characters.
Parker Aiming For More Of The Same
Parker is no stranger to fighting in the United Kingdom, and this will be his fifth appearance in England. The former world champion has suffered mixed results on the island, where boxing ranks as one of the most popular sports, with the biggest fights selling out huge arenas fast.
Joe enjoyed a winning UK debut when beating Hughie Fury by majority decision with the WBO world title on the line. He was then beaten by Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte; both on points before edging Chisora last time out. He may be fighting a star of English boxing again in his return, but he won’t be friendless in the area with British fight fans full of respect for the 6ft 4inch orthodox challenger.
Parker beat Chisora last time and although it was close, he will rate his chances of doing the same again in the rematch. He is favorite with the bookies who support him to win the match with another points win; the traders’ pick in the method of victory market.
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