Derek Chisora says ‘talks ongoing’ with Joseph Parker for heavyweight fight in London | Boxing News

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Derek Chisora says he is in talks with Joseph Parker for a fight in London later this year; Parker marked his return to the ring after a 12-month absence with victory over Junior Fa; Chisora: “If we can get Parker this year, in the next couple of months, we’d be happy for that.”

Last Updated: 27/02/21 5:13pm










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Derek Chisora was unimpressed with Joseph Parker’s return to the ring against Junior Fa and says talks are ongoing for a fight in London later this year

Derek Chisora was unimpressed with Joseph Parker’s return to the ring against Junior Fa and says talks are ongoing for a fight in London later this year

Derek Chisora says talks are ongoing with Joseph Parker for a fight in London later this year after watching the New Zealander make a winning return to the ring.

Former world champion Parker ground out a points victory over Junior Fa in Auckland to remain on course for a rescheduled heavyweight fight with Chisora.

Chisora was set to face Parker in October 2019, only for the fight to be cancelled after the New Zealander’s preparations were ruined by a three-week illness, with photos appearing to confirm a spider bite on his leg.

“If we can get Joseph Parker this year, in the next couple of months, we’d be happy for that,” Chisora told Sky Sports.

“Right now we are in talks about the fight to be in London.”

Chisora felt neither Parker or Fa were close to their best on Saturday but believes the former will benefit from the fight after a 12-month absence from the ring.

“The fight was not great,” said Chisora. “The simple reason for that was they didn’t spar a lot. They were not in shape, they didn’t train hard enough. There was no fear factor for both of them.

“Parker did what he needed to win. This was his comeback fight after a year. He’s just getting into his stride so we’ll see what happens.”

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After Saturday’s fight against Junior Fa, Parker is hoping to take on Derek Chisora before a potential world title shot against the winner of Oleksandr Usyk’s proposed bout with Joe Joyce

After Saturday’s fight against Junior Fa, Parker is hoping to take on Derek Chisora before a potential world title shot against the winner of Oleksandr Usyk’s proposed bout with Joe Joyce

Chisora lost by unanimous decision to Oleksandr Usyk in his last fight in October but is back working hard in the gym ahead of his expected showdown with Parker.

“There are big things happening,” he said. “My preparations are going well. I’m training six days (a week), two hours every day. I enjoy it, can’t get enough of it. I love the pain, the stress of training.”

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