By Scott Gilfoid: The struggle that British boxing followers have been anxiously ready for was introduced as we speak with Matchroom revealing that former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker can be battling journeyman Derek Chisora on December 18th on the Manchester Area in Manchester, England.
This good little masterpiece can be headlining on DAZN on December 18th in a rematch of their struggle earlier this 12 months in Could, which Parker (29-2, 21 KOs) gained by a 12 spherical cut up resolution.
Many UK boxing followers had been bellyaching in regards to the resolution afterward, believing that the 37-year-old Chisora (32-11, 23 KOs) had performed sufficient to deserve the victory.
UK followers having their want granted
Nicely, their whining has been listened to by Match and DAZN as a result of now they get to see Chisora and Parker do it once more. Hopefully, this would be the final time as a result of it was such an terrible struggle final time round, and I can’t think about something altering with the rematch.
U.S boxing followers didn’t ask for the Parker vs. Chisora 2 rematch, however they’re going to see it anyway as a result of the struggle is proven on DAZN. It’s a superb undercard-worthy struggle, however NOT the principle occasion. No means.
Chisora’s stamina was so horrible that it’s simple to grasp why the judges gave the W to Parker. It’s not that Parker regarded good as a result of, imagine me, he regarded dreadful.
Chisora was so painfully sluggish and gasping for breath from the third. I’ve by no means seen a fighter so drained as Chisora was, as he regarded a 60-year-old on the market with Parker.
Evaluating how Chisora regarded when he battled Vitali Klitschko in 2012 to how he carried out in opposition to Parker was like watching two totally different folks. Sadly, Chisora appears to be like like he has accelerated decrepitude, and he’s nowhere close to the fighter that he was when he gave Klitschko a run for his cash.
Whereas Parker continues to be younger in chronological phrases at 29, his bodily boxing abilities had actually deteriorated from the place he was when he fought Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte in 2018.
Parker is trying shot
In Parker’s final two fights in 2021 in opposition to Chisora and Junior Fa regarded shot to items like a 40+-year-old fighter. Watching Parker labor to a pair of resolution victories over Chisora and Fa, his fights in opposition to Joshua and Whyte took extra out of him than initially thought. That generally occurs to a fighter, and one struggle can change every thing.
Anyway, Chisora is coming into the December 18th rematch with a two-fight shedding streak. Earlier than getting crushed by Parker, Chisora misplaced a 12 spherical unanimous resolution to Oleksandr Usyk in October 2020.
It was a detailed struggle, however solely as a result of the 217-lb former undisputed cruiserweight champion Usyk was so badly outweighed by the 255-lb Chisora.
It’s anybody’s guess what the tip sport is for Chisora and Parker. Given how poor each of them have regarded of their final three fights, it’s tough to image both of them combating for a world title in opposition to Anthony Joshua or Tyson Fury.
Heck, Chisora has already misplaced badly to Fury twice within the distant previous, and that was when he was lots youthful than he’s now. I believe it could be terrible for the boxing public if Chisora had been to struggle for a title in opposition to Joshua or Fury.
We’re speaking first spherical knockout if both of the champions steps on the fuel pedal popping out of the gate, and Parker is sort of as dangerous as Chisora.
Chisora and Parker are good cogs to make use of for the youthful contenders within the division to make use of as trial horses, however I can’t think about both of them combating for a world title ever once more at this level.