Joseph Parker and Derek Chisora will square off for a second time when they meet at the Manchester Arena on December 18 exclusively live on DAZN (except New Zealand and Samoa)
The heavyweight rivals shared 12 hard rounds back in May when Parker got off the floor in the opening session to take the fight on points, a decision that Chisora didn’t agree with.
Since the first meeting, Chisora has made big changes to his team with Dave Coldwell returning in the corner and 258 MGT, the management company of Anthony Joshua, also playing a part. The London veteran was demanding a rematch moments after the official verdict last time and his request has been answered.
Parker, who still holds aspirations of becoming world champion for a second time, will have to repeat his win over Chisora if he’s to keep his dreams on track. This will be the New Zealander’s third fight of 2021 after also registering a win over Junior Fa in February, so the former WBO champion will be aiming for another win that can get him closer to the leading names in the division.
Matchroom Sport Chairman Eddie Hearn said: “Matchroom and DAZN’s stacked upcoming schedule just got even better with these three blockbuster additions.
“First up on October 16 four-weight king Mikey Garcia returns to action in a difficult assignment against Barcelona’s European Super-Lightweight Champion Sandor Martin in Fresno, CA.
“‘The Body Snatcher’ Dillian Whyte returns home to The O2 on October 30 to put his Interim WBC Heavyweight World Title against Otto Wallin – the man that came so close to inflicting a loss on Tyson Fury.
“Then on December 18 Joseph Parker and Derek Chisora go to war again at Manchester Arena. Catch it all live and exclusively around the world on DAZN.”
Full card details will be released soon.