One of the most anticipated boxing matches in recent memory was held at Manchester Arena, with Joseph Parker taking on old rival and rising superstar Derek Chisora. The Englishman outclassed the New Zealander for all six rounds before winning a unanimous decision over two judges’ scorecards 116-112 and 117-111, while the remaining man scored it 115-114.
The “derek chisora vs joseph parker 2” is a boxing match that took place on December 10th, 2018. The fight was won by Derek Chisora of the United Kingdom over Joseph Parker of New Zealand on points in Manchester.
In his professional career, Joseph Parker has now won 30 of 32 bouts, while Derek Chisora has already lost 12 times.
In a dramatic battle at the AO Arena in Manchester, New Zealand heavyweight Joseph Parker defeated Britain’s Derek Chisora on points.
Parker, who beat Chisora on disputed points in their first fight in May, got out to a fast start, forcing Chisora to accept a count in round four.
Chisora was knocked down in the seventh round by a devastating uppercut, but he fought back with strong character and courage.
In the eighth, the Briton took another count, but he made it to the finish line.
Parker knew he had won the fight after three knockdowns and won the decision by scores of 115-110, 115-111, and 114-112.
Parker, a 29-year-old former WBO champion, needed this win to go back to world championship contention.
However, with this being Chisora’s 12th loss in 44 fights, it’s difficult to see where he goes from here, despite displaying amazing energy, heart, and drive to go to the conclusion of the battle.
When the outcome was revealed, both combatants graciously recognized the efforts of the other.
‘Chisora is a credit to the sport of boxing.’
“Derek was always up for a fight; he was a tough person who never gave up till the very end,” Parker added.
“That uppercut was something we practiced over and again. What a wonderful Christmas gift.
“I felt a lot more powerful.” It was critical to get off to a good start and avoid being negative right away. As you can see, there are several things that might be better.
“Derek Chisora is a great ambassador for boxing. When he stepped out, the audience went insane. They just want to help him.”
“Personally, I’d want to see him walk away,” Parker said when asked whether he would like to see Chisora retire from boxing.
“He has given all he has to boxing. When he battles, the atmosphere is incredible. I’d like to see him go, but that is his choice.”
A fantastic last major battle of 2021
This was a rematch of their seven-month-old bout, which was staged at the same location but behind closed doors because to coronavirus restrictions.
In that fight, Chisora knocked Parker out in the first ten seconds of the first round, but Parker recovered and went on to win a disputed split decision points decision.
The bulk of the Manchester audience was rooting for Chisora, but Parker got out to a flying start, hitting two right-left combinations and a thunderous overhand right in the first round.
In the early seconds of the second, Chisora was successful, but he was quickly tagged by an aggressive Parker, who connected with a shocking uppercut, followed by another massive overhand right hand, before a continuous onslaught pushed Chisora back to the ropes, where he took punishment.
Chisora absorbed more blows in the fourth round, but he also received the first of three counts when he was held up by the ropes, despite finishing the round stronger.
Parker, on the other hand, continued to get the best of the exchanges, landing a terrific jab, left hook, and long right combo in the fifth round.
Chisora was knocked down in the seventh round with an uppercut, but he came back to finish the round on the offensive, giving Parker a brief scare.
Chisora had to take a count in the following round after being caught by another right uppercut, losing his balance, and landing with a glove on the ground for the third time.
When Chisora was in danger again in the ninth round, it looked like referee Howard Foster was ready to step in and stop the fight, but the Briton dug deep once again to remain in the fight.
Parker’s trainer Andy Lee advised his boxer after the 10th round, “You’ve won the fight, you just have to remain focused,” and despite Chisora trying all he could in the next two rounds, he was unable to knock Parker out.
“Derek Chisora is not human,” stated promoter Eddie Hearn on DAZN. I’ll never understand how it went for 12 rounds. He had no intention of giving up. Both of those men deserve a lot of praise.
“It’s an outstanding performance. Chisora is a prize fighter, therefore I expect him to return. Parker has taken up a role. Joseph Parker’s career is still going strong.”
Richards wins the IBO title on the undercard
Lerrone Richards has won every single one of his 16 professional competitions.
On the undercard, Lerrone Richards of the United Kingdom won a split decision points victory against Ecuador’s Carlos Gongora to become the IBO super-middleweight champion.
Richards, 29, had previously held Commonwealth, British, and European belts at the weight, and won by a score of 115-113 on two judges’ cards, with the other judge scoring it 116-112 in favor of Gongora.
To fight Gongora, Richards vacated the European title, which was subsequently contested by Britain’s Jack Cullen.
However, he was defeated in the sixth round by Kevin Lele Sadjo, a late replacement from France.
Cullen was injured above his left eye in round two following a head collision, but was knocked out in the sixth round with a left hook to the body. The Briton just made it to his feet in time, but the battle was stopped by the referee.
In his 24-fight professional career, Jack Cullen has lost three times.
After defeating Tanzania’s Bruno Tarimo in a final eliminator, Manchester’s Zelfa Barrett could compete for the IBF super-featherweight world championship against Japan’s Kenichi Ogawa in 2022.
Barrett, 28, knocked out his opponent in the third round and won by unanimous decision by scores of 117-110, 117-110, and 116-111.
Despite being in jeopardy in the second round, Croatian heavyweight Alen ‘the Savage’ Babic preserved his spotless professional record with his tenth victory, all inside the distance, when he knocked out France’s David Spilmont in the sixth round.
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