Parker vs Chisora II: Will We See A KO This Time?

Eddie Hearn thinks we will see a KO this time, so too does Joseph Parker, while Dereck Chisora seems to think he will have to score a KO or stoppage in order to get the win. It’s the heavyweight rematch between former WBO heavyweight champ Parker and long-time – as in very long-time – heavyweight contender Dereck Chisora: December 18 in Manchester. The first fight, back in May, was a great action fight, a slugfest the kind of which Chisora likes giving the paying fans.

Also like a number of Chisora fights that raged until the 12th and final bell, the Parker fight saw “War” go home on the wrong end of a close decision (as happened to him when he fought Dillian Whyte the first time, as it happened to him when he fought Agit Kabayel in 2017, and, going way back, when it happened to Chisora when he fought an unbeaten Robert Helenius in 2011; while Chisora also feels he was hard done by after his 12-rounder with Oleksandr Usyk).

The point is, Chisora has a right to feel as though he never gets a break when a fight goes to the cards, not if it’s in any way close. Chisora even pleaded with the judges at the recent presser to hype the December fight – “don’t rob me,” he implored the officials. So does Chisora need a KO or stoppage to get the win this time? Will he again go home empty-handed if the rematch goes the limit? It must add extra pressure when a fighter is convinced going in that he will not get the W without scoring a KO.

But Parker, who admits the first fight was close (getting up from an early knockdown as he did, coming on strong in the later rounds) has said he feels he will be the man who gets the stoppage this time. For a while now, a good while in fact, we’ve been wondering how much 37 year old Chisora, who has fashioned an extremely hard-earned 32-11(23) pro career, has left in the tank. How much can he have left? Chisora, though, has carried on going to the well and he has thus far always come up with something, giving a great effort in every fight.

Is the December fight the fight where the well comes up dry? No fighter can go on forever and it might be that Chisora is destined to be best remembered as a consistently exciting, value for money warrior who was unfortunately unable to win a world title. Of course, Chisora has other ideas and he plans to take out Parker, who is eight years the younger man and is currently 29-2(21), and then get a title shot of some kind. Easier said that done, yes. Parker has a good chin, a very good chin, and he has never come close to being flattened.

There is always a first time, sure, but the odds seem to be against Chisora. Once again. But if the rematch does goes to the cards, as is a very good possibility, let’s all hope Chisora is left with nothing to complain about, whoever wins. Parker, I’m sure, wants it that way too.

12 thoughts on “Parker vs Chisora II: Will We See A KO This Time?”

  1. Deontay Wilder is still the real champion. Whoever fights Deontay Wilder next will see if the metal loaded gloves fury used against Deontay Wilder and the gloves with no padding again despite Deontay Wilders teams objections were approved by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, so it’s their responsibility to bear the brunt of guilt for knowingly putting a fighter with loaded gloves.

  2. The floppy gloves flopping around all over the place with eggweights in his gloves, that out of shape fraudulent interloping foreign intruder is into drugs again heavily. He has gone totally insane. No one can talk to Him. He is through, finished, it’s over.

  3. Deontay Wilder is still an active heavyweight champion, undefeated, fury should be stripped of the WBC belt fined and imprisoned for attempted murder. There’s enough evidence of glove tampering with intent to cause bodily harm. Fingers and clearly visible through the leather gloves padding repositioning advantage floppy gloves flopping around all over the place.
    Deontay Wilder is the best and fury’s the proven cheater.

  4. Yes, fury in a contract that he.wears.gloves.with no padding and his opponents have padded gloves. That’s what he.does.even if it’s not in the contract accounting for his new found power.

  5. Deontay Wilder is still number one. Floppy gloves flopping around all over the place fury, bare knuckle fighting fury, fingers clearly visible through the leather glove fury eggweight loaded gloves padding repositioning advantage steroid use fury the drug cheat. Is a fraudulent interloping foreign intruder who has to pay off people to pull down fury’s left glove and then pay off referee’s spiked water and off wild boar farmers and cheat again and again and again. Martin Carefoot never received any money, fury doesn’t even pay off the people he bribes.

  6. None of these guys have fought Luis Ortiz.
    Deontay Wilder is the best, Luis Ortiz is second, Tyson is the best cheater ever. The UK hates cheater’s, always have.

  7. Chisora is favored to win but parker broke Andy Ruiz winning streak in.a controversial discussion. Notice none of these have fought Luis Ortiz, matter of fact, none of the too heavyweight champion ever fought Luis Ortiz except Deontay Wilder twice. Deontay Wilder is number one and Luis Ortiz is second all the rest are far behind then they start to clustering in as the other guy one after another one.

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