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Derek Chisora vs Joseph Parker: Date, ring walk time, undercard, TV channel, price, odds


Derek Chisora and Joseph Parker go head-to-head in an intriguing heavyweight clash on Saturday night, with their hopes of an eventual title fight on the line.  

The pair were originally scheduled to take to the ring back in 2019, with both fighters then on a winning streak, before Parker pulled just under four weeks prior to the bout having been bitten by a spider. 

Chisora now enters the fight under considerable pressure having most recently lost to Oleksandr Usyk via a unanimous points decision last year, with his hopes of a future title bout all-but lost with defeat on Saturday.   

Parker has successfully bounced back from his defeat to Dillian Whyte in 2018, going on a run of four successive victories. However, he is also under pressure after putting in an unconvincing performance against Junior Fa in his previous outing, with many believing he lost the bout.  

The New Zealander is desperate for another shot at a world title, however, after he lost his WBO strap to unified champion Anthony Joshua just four months prior to his defeat to Whyte. 

With the eagerly-anticipated match-up now swiftly approaching, Sportsmail takes you through everything you need to know. 

Derek Chisora (right) and Joseph Parker (left) came face-to-face after training at the fight hotel

Derek Chisora (right) and Joseph Parker (left) came face-to-face after training at the fight hotel

When is Derek Chisora vs Joseph Parker? 

The heavyweight clash between Chisora and Parker is scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 1 at the Manchester Arena. 

The pair are expected to walk to the ring at around 10pm, though that of course will depend on results beforehand.  

There is an abundance of high-profile clashes on the undercard, with undisputed champion Katie Taylor putting her collection of lightweight straps on the line against Natasha Jonas, while Chris Eubank Jr makes his return to the ring. 

How to watch Derek Chisora vs Joseph Parker

With a fight of such magnitude, particularly with the enticing co-main event and undercard, it comes as no surprise that this is a pay-per-view event. 

The fight will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Box Office, with a cost of £19.95 to purchase.  

Those who buy the action will also be able to stream the event online via the Sky Sports Box Office app, player and website. 

Chisora vs Parker: The records

Chisora lost via a unanimous points decision to Oleksandr Usyk in October of last year

Chisora lost via a unanimous points decision to Oleksandr Usyk in October of last year

Parker lost his WBO title he won against Andy Ruiz Jr to Anthony Joshua back in March 2018

Parker lost his WBO title he won against Andy Ruiz Jr to Anthony Joshua back in March 2018

Derek Chisora 

Age: 37

Nationality: British

Height: 6ft 1in

Reach: 74′

Record: 32W, 10L, 0D

Knockouts: 23

Rounds: 268

Debut: 2007

Joseph Parker 

Age: 29

Nationality: Kiwi

Height: 6ft 4in

Reach: 76′

Record: 28W, 2L, 0D 

Knockouts: 21

Rounds: 177

Debut: 2012

Fight card in full

  • Main event: Derek Chisora vs Joseph Parker
  • Co main: Katie Taylor vs Natasha Jonas – for Taylor’s undisputed lightweight titles
  • Dmitry Bivol vs Craig Richards
  • Chris Eubank Jr vs Marcus Morrison
  • James Tennyson vs Jovanni Straffon
  • Scott Fitzgerald vs TBA
  • Campbell Hatton vs TBA

What’s been said? 

The pair have exchanged some feisty words, despite being more than amicable in the build-up

The pair have exchanged some feisty words, despite being more than amicable in the build-up

There has been plenty of talk between the pair ahead of their intriguing clash. Though Parker is the favourite, it’s certainly not an easy call, particularly with his sluggish performance last time out. 

Chisora insists he will deliver an all-out war, even if Parker decides to stick on the back-foot.  

Speaking to Sky Sports, he promised: ‘The same thing I always deliver: war, craziness.

‘He will get on his bike. Even if I challenge him (to meet me in the centre of the ring), he’s not going to.

‘But I can get to anybody. I’ll just keep going. I’ll eat leather but deliver some leather too.’

Parker is also coming into the bout in full confidence, and he recognises that Chisora will look to be the aggressor from the off.  

‘I expect Derek to be Derek – to apply pressure from the beginning, throwing punches, bombs,’ he said, as per Sky Sports. ‘But we’ve done everything we can to prepare for whatever he brings.

‘I’ve been champion before and I want to be champion again.

‘In order to achieve that goal I have to get Derek out of the way first. Then set up the other fights that are out there.’

Chisora vs Parker: The odds 

With Chisora coming off a lost in his previous outing against Usyk, it’s Parker who comes into the bout as the favourite among the bookies.  

The New Zealander is favoured at 8/15 to prevail, while Chisora is the underdog at 6/4. 

With Chisora likely to search for a knockout, while Parker is more of a boxer – though still carrying considerable power – a draw is highly unlikely in this match-up. And that’s reflected in the odds of 22/1.   

*Odds as per Betfair and correct at the time of publication.  



Source | DailyMail

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