Dereck Chisora versus Joseph Parker breakdown

This should be a very competitive bout between two top 15 heavyweights who need a big win to cement their position near the top of the division. Dereck Chisora is a fighter who just seems to keep on going no matter how many times he loses and has a real old school mentality of fighting everyone available. Joseph Parker is a former world champion and has faced a good level of competition himself though hasn’t fought anyone of major note since a loss to Dillian Whyte in 2018.

Dereck Chisora is a come forward pressure fighter that can fight decently on the inside. I don’t know another fight that loves the overhand right like Chisora does and you can expect him to throw a lot of them in this fight. He can be out boxed at range but it’s never an easy task and you have to be prepared to keep him off you for twelve rounds. He does have power though with Parker’s chin I’d be surprised if he hurt him badly at any stage of the fight.

Joseph Parker is a strange fighter in that he has all of the physical attributes to be a relentless top five heavyweight but often seems happy just to be there. Being too passive cost him in both the Joshua and Whyte fights and when he’s had mismatched opponents in front of him recently hes struggled to get them out of there. He’s good technically and has power himself though could be much more effective if he lets his hands go a little more.

Joseph Parker.

I think either Chisora will outwork Parker and win a competitive decision if a passive Parker turns up or Parker will stop Chisora late on if he lets his hands go and has learn’t something under his new trainer Andy Lee. It really all comes down to what version of Parker turns up as he is capable of stopping Chisora who was hurt by Usyk in their fight.


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