Parker on Chisora: “I Will Put Him Into Retirement!”

Joseph Parker Eager To Reschedule His Fight With Dereck Chisora

Joseph Parker
Joseph Parker

Joseph Parker Pushing for a rescheduled bout with Dereck Chisora!

Joseph Parker (26-2, 20 KO’s) was forced to pull out of an October 26 fight against Dereck Chisora (32-9, 23KO) due to illness suffered from a spider bite. Now fully recovered, the former WBO World Heavyweight champion is chomping at the bit to get a shot at the British heavyweight.

Chisora stopped Parker’s late replacement in David Price in six rounds October 26.

Following that win, David Haye (manager of Chisora) expressed high-interest in a fight between Chisora and WBO mandatory Oleksandr Usyk (17-0, 13KO). Business-wise, considering the upcoming December 7 rematch between Andy Ruiz and Anthony Joshua, that would be a sensible decision.

Afterwards, that winner is obligated to make IBF and WBO mandatory defenses. This could cause said victor to vacate either one of those titles. Therefore, an opportunity would be created for someone to fight for one of those vacant world belts at against Usyk or IBF mandatory Kubrat Pulev sometime in 2020.


In an interview with Sky Sports, Parker feels Haye is trying to make a quick path for his fighter to get a world title opportunity but views it would be a head-scratching move.

“It doesn’t make sense, because he’s not ranked and there’s a lot of guys ranked before him. I’m not sure why they want that fight.”

The 27-year-old New Zealander said the final decision on a fight with Chisora will be made next week. His intentions are quite clear. He badly wants a fight with Chisora.

Joseph Parker via Twitter
Joseph Parker on Dereck Chisora

“I’m healthy, I’m fit, I’m ready to go. I know I can smash him. I know I can beat him. He’s going to bring a lot of pressure, but I know I’ve got better boxing skill and better movement than the other guys he’s faced.

“I told him before that I will retire him and I’ll be his last fight. Lock in the fight, I’ll put in a great show. He will get his money that he wants, but I will put him into retirement. He’s had a good career.”

By: Michael Wilson Jr.

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