Dereck Chisora, terribly bitter, spoils Joseph Parker press conference for Dec.18th rematch
By Charles Brun: A terribly bitter-sounding Dereck Chisora spoiled Tuesday’s press conference for his December 18th rematch with former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker by railing about the judges and referee and how he feels he’s been robbed in the past.
Chisora and Parker will be meeting in the main event in a 12 round scheduled rematch on December 18th at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. The fight will be shown live on DAZN.
It would have been better off if Matchroom boss Eddie Hearn moved Chisora and Parker in a different direction rather than putting together a rematch.
Unfortunately, their first fight was so HORRIBLY boring that the boxing fans don’t want to see Chisora and Parker fight again. It would have been better for the two to go in a different direction to show progression for each, but that’s not happening. Charles Brun will be surprising if this dreadful rematch does well on DAZN.
Zero hype for Chisora vs. Parker 2
The 37-year-old Chisora (32-11, 23 KOs), who lost his last fight earlier this year to Parker (29-2, 21 KOs) by a narrow 12 round unanimous decision on May 1st, asked Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn where does he need to send money to the judges for his December 18th rematch.
Although Chisora was obviously joking, it’s not funny when fighters talk about paying off judges when trying to market their fights, especially one that has ZERO hype about it, like this one against Parker.
The reality is, few boxing fans are interested in seeing these two fading heavyweights run it back again, as it was such a boring fight last time.
Besides the first-round knockdown Chisora scored, courtesy of right-hand rabbit punch that felled Parker, the fight was horribly dull.
Chisora looked like he was severely in need of oxygen from the second round on, and Parker looked frightened out of his wits after getting dropped in the first.
Parker won the fight based on his combination punching that he did in brief spurts in most of the rounds, but it wasn’t pretty. Just based on his superior work, Parker edged the fight by a 12 round split decision.
- 115-113 – Parker
- 116-111 – Parker
- 115-113 – Chisora
Chisora wants to pay judges
“So many fights I’ve been robbed. I was robbed in Helsinki [against Robert Helenius],” said Chisora on Tuesday at his press conference with Parker.
“I was robbed in the first one here in Manchester against Dillian [Whyte]. I’m happy the rematch is on,” said Chisora about his second fight with Parker on December 18th.
“I’m saying this to you, Eddie [Hearn]. I need you to get a good referee, an American referee, not a British Board of Control referee, because those guys in the past have messed me around.
“If Robert Smith is listening, I do not want your referee for this fight. So that’s it. I know for a fact on the 18th of December, we’re going to have a war. Joseph Parker, he don’t scare me.
“He doesn’t have anything I’m scared of. I don’t know how they gave him the last fight, to be honest with you. 100%, I stand by that I watched that fight.
‘I was the more pressure fighter; I was making the fight happen. All he wanted to do is hold the whole Kronk style of holding and resting on you. That’s what they do, which is good for them.
‘All I’m saying is if I have to pay somebody, one of the judges, please tell me which account I have to send the money to. Who do I have to pay?” said Chisora.
Eddie Hearn: “Just to confirm, that won’t be happening [paying off the judges by Chisora].”
“I believe when he [Parker] gets past Chisora, he’s right there with any of them,” said trainer Andy Lee during Tuesday’s press conference for the Chisora vs. Parker 2 fight.
“I have no qualms with putting him in with any fighter,” Lee continued about Parker. “He’ll never fight Tyson Fury because they’re close, but anyone else in the division, I would be very comfortable putting Joe in there with them,” Lee.
Derek Chisora is quite wealthy
Chisora has a lot of money during his career despite never having captured a world title. His net worth is estimated at $8 million, which is a ton of money for a fighter with 11 career defeats and no world titles.
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