Joseph Parker defeats Derek Chisora by split decision in Manchester | Boxing News

Joseph Parker overcame a first-round knockdown to defeat Derek Chisora ​​by split decision following a brutal heavyweight battle in Manchester.

The New Zealander got off to a disastrous start, hitting the canvas in the opening seconds, and Parker showed courage with his stylish combinations to secure the win with scores of 115-113 and 116-111, with Chisora ​​receiving a score from 115-113.


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Chisora ​​had been convinced by her mother to move on with the fight, amid an argument in the ring, but her desire for battle could not be questioned in a dramatic first round.

Parker was struck down after just seven seconds by a clubbing right hand from a creeping Chisora.

*** FREE FOR EDITORIAL USE ***.  Derek Chisora ​​vs Joseph Parker, Heavyweight Contest..May 1, 2021. Photo by Mark Robinson Matchroom Boxing.
Chisora ​​sent Parker to the web after just seven seconds
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Parker seemed stunned by Chisora’s early attack

Charging forward, Chisora ​​unloaded right hands with savage intent in the second, then sent Parker crashing down onto the ropes with a looping hook in the third.

Parker was punished, a hurtful introduction to Chisora’s fierceness, who picked up with muffled body shots in the fourth.

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A looping right hand, the shot that forced the knockdown, prompted Parker to flinch in the fifth before Chisora ​​punched around the belt line.

But Parker, finally, began to wedge Chisora ​​with clean right hands in the sixth round.

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Parker forced Chisora ​​to come back with scathing combinations

A flurry of punches from Parker appeared to briefly knock out Chisora ​​in the seventh and they shared a shootout at the end of the eighth, swinging in wild hooks.

With Chisora ​​out of breath, Parker pushed him back with punches in the ninth, while the Kiwi hit back sharply in the 10th.

*** FREE FOR EDITORIAL USE ***.  Derek Chisora ​​vs Joseph Parker, Heavyweight Contest..May 1, 2021. Photo by Dave Thompson Matchroom Boxing
The two heavyweights traded offensive punches in the closing rounds

Parker remained in charge in the 11th, ripping in a crisp right hand, and Chisora’s robust attack on the final lap was not enough to avoid defeat.

Watch Chisora ​​v Parker and Taylor v Jonas repeat Sunday, Sky Sports Box Office, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Book it via your Sky remote control or book it online here. Non-Sky TV subscribers can book and watch it here.

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