Former WBO champion Joseph Parker emerged victorious ones again but this time, a convincing victory, dropping Dereck Chisora thrice en route to a 12 round unanimous decision victory at the AO Arena in Manchester.
Chisora was only complimented for his heart as he took constant punishment from Parker throughout the 12 rounds of the fight. The former title challenger show heart as he battled through the beat-down, showing no quit but we hope that after all this, somewhere in his heart there be some room for a retirement thought.
Chisora got dropped three times and each of those three times, he reach his feat and beat the count and never really stopped throwing punches. After 12 rounds of endless battle between the two Giustino Di Giovanni scored it 115-110, Ingo Barrabas had it 115-111 and Michael Alexander had it 114-112.
Parker gave Chisora, who was hurt right from the second full credit for his heart throughout the fight and said he would have ended Chisora, when he realised the Brit was hurt in the second round.
“He was one tough guy,” Parker said. “He is a credit to the sport of boxing.
“I felt it was a continuation from the first fight, he never stopped coming until the end and we practiced and practiced the jab and uppercut.
“I felt a lot stronger than the first fight. It was important to start strong and not be negative. I followed the fight plan as well as I could, there are a lot of improvements to be made.”
Chisora had a strong start in the first fight and had Parker on the canvas in the opening round. However in the rematch, Parker went straight to Chisora and dominated the former title challenger, whom he eventually sent to the canvas thrice before the end of the fight.
The fight was different in the second round as Chisora came out firing, blasting Parker to the ropes but the former WBO heavyweight champion stepped up with a right hand and a left uppercut , two more uppercuts and two rights forced Chisora back and seemed to be hunting for a stoppage.
Chisora, who is known as a brawler looked overpowered as Parker stepped up again and backed Chisora to the ropes, landing a big right and a left hook. Chisora looked good but missed wildly after, lost stamina and Parker was a little tired to capitalise, leaving Chisora the opportunity to land a body-shot and switch Parker back to the ropes.
In the fourth round. Parker sent Chisora to the canvas with a right uppercut and a left hook, which was rightly counted as a knockdown by the referee. Parker was boxing well while Chisora stayed away and when Parker went in for the finishing shot, Chisora busted out and ruffled Parker.
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