Derek Chisora aims to bounce back against Joseph Parker this weekend in an intriguing fight in the heavyweight division.
Chisora lacked variety in their points loss to Oleksandr Usyk last time around, while Parker had four straight wins since back-to-back losses to Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte.
The New Zealander was given a close push last time by Junior Fa, and any hope of regaining a version of the heavyweight world championship hinges on a clear victory over his British rival here.
Parker is ranked in the top eight with the WBO, WBA and IBF, while Chisora is 15th in the latest WBC ranking.
It promises to be an intriguing undercard with Katie Taylor defending her world titles against Natasha Jonas, while Chris Eubank Jr is back in action, world light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol in attendance and Campbell Hatton’s trip ensues. continues.
Here’s everything you need to know about the fight at Manchester Arena this weekend:
When and where is the fight?
The fight takes place on Saturday May 1 at Manchester Arena.
What time will the ring be?
We expect the main event to take place around 10:30 p.m. BST, so expect the fighters to begin their ring walk sometime after 10 p.m. BST.
What TV channel is it showing on and is there a live broadcast?
The fight will be live pay-per-view in the UK with Sky Sports Box Office charging £ 19.95. You can also broadcast the event online via theSky Sports ticket office app or website, while fans can purchase the fight here.
The fight is also available worldwide on DAZN, which will broadcast the fight to all regions except UK, Ireland, Samoa and New Zealand.
Dereck Chisora vs. Joseph Parker
Dmitry Bivol vs Craig Richards – for WBA (Super) lightweight title
James Tennyson vs Jovanni Straffon – for vacant IBO lightweight title
Katie Taylor vs Natasha Jonas – for WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO and The Ring Women’s Lightweight Title
Chris Eubank Jr vs. Marcus Morrison
Campbell Hatton vs. TBA
Scott Fitzgerald vs. TBA
Chisora: 11/8 –
Parker: 8/15 – Decision: 13/8. KO: 9/4
Draw: 20/1 – Decision: 7/2. KO: 3/1
Tale of the Band
Reach: 74 inches
Record: 32-10 (23 KO)
Nationality: New Zealand
Reach: 76 inches
Record: 28-2 (21 KO)
Chisora on Parker
“We’ve been here before, in 2019, I flew to Vegas to film the ‘Face To Face’ with Parker, called Haye as soon as I left and said, ‘This guy is not going to ride on. the ring with me, “I could see the fear in his eyes,” Chisora said.
“Now the second time around, I hope he fights, I can’t wait to fight, I can’t wait to get back in the ring! I love to fight, that’s what I love the most. Good luck to Joseph Parker and his new team, see you for WAR on May 1stst! “
Parker on Chisora
“I am delighted to start this new chapter of my career with a new coach and new ideas,” said Parker. “I’ve settled in and Andy and I are bonded well. Chisora and I have unfinished business and inside the ring one of us will do the work.
“I am well aware that a victory on British soil and on world television will put me in pole position while a loss will be catastrophic. I am more than up to the challenge. Take it to Del Boy. “