The fight that British boxing fans have been anxiously waiting for was announced today with Matchroom revealing that former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker will be battling journeyman Derek Chisora on December 18th at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England.
This nice little masterpiece will be headlining on DAZN on December 18th in a rematch of their fight earlier this year in May, which Parker (29-2, 21 KOs) won by a 12 round split decision.
Many UK boxing fans were bellyaching about the decision afterward, believing that the 37-year-old Chisora (32-11, 23 KOs) had done enough to deserve the victory.
UK Fans Having Their Wish Granted
Well, their whining has been listened to by Match and DAZN because now they get to see Chisora and Parker do it again. Hopefully, this will be the last time because it was such an awful fight last time around, and I can’t imagine anything changing with the rematch.
U.S boxing fans didn’t ask for the Parker vs. Chisora 2 rematch, but they’re going to see it anyway because the fight is shown on DAZN. It’s a good undercard-worthy fight, but NOT the main event. No way.
Chisora’s stamina was so terrible that it’s easy to understand why the judges gave the W to Parker. It’s not that Parker looked good because, believe me, he looked dreadful.
Chisora was so painfully slow and gasping for breath from the third. I’ve never seen a fighter so tired as Chisora was, as he looked a 60-year-old out there with Parker.
Comparing how Chisora looked when he battled Vitali Klitschko in 2012 to how he performed against Parker was like watching two different people. Sadly, Chisora looks like he has accelerated decrepitude, and he’s nowhere near the fighter that he was when he gave Klitschko a run for his money.
While Parker is still young in chronological terms at 29, his physical boxing skills had really deteriorated from where he was when he fought Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte in 2018.