Joseph Parker Next Fight, Latest Odds & Analysis

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NZ’s own Joseph Parker heads back into the ring on December 19, where according to boxing betting sites he’ll face tough fight against Derek Chisora in Manchester.

It's a rematch of a slightly controversial fight between the two in May, where Parker took a split decision win despite being knocked down for the first time in his career. Chisora has vowed revenge for what he firmly believes was a robbery, and there is plenty of sympathy for him – hence the appetite for what will be a very interesting rematch.

Despite the early knockdown, Parker regathered himself and withstood Chisora’s brutally direct approach to get the verdict 115-113 on two cards, with one judge seeing the contest 116-111 in Chisora's favour. It’s that last score that raised the most eyebrows and goes some way to justifying Chisora’s dismay.

Despite Chisora’s trademark bluster, which has included stipulating the need for specific referees and judges, he goes into the fight as underdog with all the sports betting NZ sites. Given both fighter’s styles and the way the last one went, the odds on a draw ranging from 18-25/1 is a pretty decent shout.

For Parker this is a bit of a lifeline of a fight, he’s slipped down the rankings since his back to back losses to Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte in 2018. A win here can put him back into the increasingly crowded heavyweight title picture, as he is seen as a favoured opponent for the likes of Joshua again or perhaps even Oleksandr Usyk.

When is the next Joseph Parker fight?

Joseph Parker will fight Derek Chisora at Manchester Arena on the morning of December 19 NZT.

Tale of the tape

Joseph Parker

  • Record: 29-2 (21 KO)
  • Age: 29
  • From: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
  • Reach: 76 in (193 cm)

Derek ‘Del Boy’ Chisora

  • Record: 32-11 (23 KO)
  • Age: 37
  • From: London, England
  • Height: 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
  • Reach: 74 in (188 cm)

Parker vs Chisora II Preview

Parker will be very wary of the sort of fireworks that Chisora will bring in the early rounds, as Parker found that out the hard way inside the first 10 second of their last meeting. The Aucklander is not noted for having massive punching power, more his tactical ability, so if he has his way the plan will be to move the 37-year-old Chisora around the ring as much as possible in the early rounds.

Parker will look to utilize his jab to pick apart Chisora much like he did in the last fight, with the probability of a knockout pretty low if he can control the fight on his terms. It will be a case of outlasting his opponent through better conditioning and the simple fact that he’s considerably younger.

Meanwhile, Chisora has made no secret of the fact that it will be more of the same from him, as well. That means Parker will no doubt be on the defensive in the first three rounds at least and is probably counting on dropping at least one or two as Chisora’s onslaught will definitely yield some landed shots.

But again, his plan will also be reliant on doing that enough to either rock Parker into vulnerability, or simply keep up the pace to take enough rounds to be able to cruise into the latter stage of the fight and catch his breath.

Parker’s trainer, Irish former WBO middleweight champion Andy Lee, has had far more time in camp with him after linking up only five weeks before the first fight against Chisora. Lee says, “Joe has a great understanding of what we're trying to do and when we weren't in camp, he's been working on it himself and its more about the mindset as much as it is anything technical.”

Fight notes

This is the first ever rematch of Joseph Parker’s career, however it may not be the last. There has been talk of a repeat of another controversial decision, which was his WBO heavyweight title win in 2016 against Andy Ruiz. Since shocking Anthony Joshua and becoming champion himself in 2019, Ruiz has fought twice and has expressed a desire to face Parker again.

Andy Lee has stated that a potential fight against world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and Parker is out of the question, as the two men are “as close as brothers.” If successful against Chisora, the door is open for a return fight against Anthony Joshua or more likely another fighter from the WBO’s top 10 rankings, where Parker is currently third.

The main talk about Chisora is his brawling style, however it is important to note that he has only been stopped three times in his 11 career losses. Of those, only one was due to a retirement (against Tyson Fury), with both David Haye and Dillian Whyte managing to knock him out. Make no mistake, Chisora will be in for the long haul whether Parker likes it or not.

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