Derek Chisora is still as confident in his victory over Joseph Parker as when he was supposed to fight him in October 2019. Chisora has since suffered his 10th professional defeat by unanimous decision at the hands of Alexander Usik in October in London. Chisore is now 37 years old, but he believes he can rejuvenate his career by beating the former WBO heavyweight champion. Their meeting is tentatively scheduled for May 1 in London.
“I’m going to take him to the depths,” Chisora promised in an interview with Sky Sports. – We will fight. I will make a war. I will bring war and pain. That’s all”.
Parker recently celebrated his victory over fellow countryman Junior Fa by unanimous decision in February in Oakland. The 29-year-old Parker (28-2, 21 KOs) has lost only twice – by decision to Anthony Joshua, IBF, WBA and WBO champion, and Dillian White in 2018.
“I will arrange a third loss to Parker,” Chisora said. – Yes, we can resist it. He has fast hands, but this week I will have a new coach, so we are very excited about the upcoming fight. “
Chisora (32-10, 23 KOs) did not reveal the identity of his new coach, who will replace Steve Broughton. Parker also parted ways with longtime coach Kevin Barry after defeating the Fa (19-1, 10 KOs) and hiring former WBO middleweight champion Andy Lee as new mentor.
Chisora can climb to the top of the WBO rankings if Parker is defeated. Parker is ranked third in the WBO rankings and can claim one of Joshua’s titles. Chisora is ranked 15th in the WBO rankings.
“I feel great,” Chisora said. – I feel great. I’m 37, but age is just numbers. Everything suits me. “
Parker pulled out of his fight with Chisora a year and a half ago after being bitten by a spider that prevented him from training in Las Vegas. Chisora knocked out David Price (25-7, 20 KOs), who replaced Parker, in the fourth round at the O2 Arena in London.
The Parker-Chisora duel will be the main event of the evening, which will also feature Dmitry Bivol, Chris Eubank Jr. and Katie Taylor.