Joseph Parker Next Fight, Latest Odds and Analysis
A re-match with Derek Chisora looks to be Joseph Parker’s most likely next fight with a UK date set to be pencilled in for the end of 2021.
That’s according to the New Zealander’s manager David Higgins, who is awaiting contact from Chisora’s boxing promotor Eddie Hearn, with the Matchroom kingpin likely to suggest either London or Manchester again for a rematch.
Parker satisfied boxing betting odds of 4/6 to beat underdog Chisora in their first fight in May, but the split decision in the Kiwi’s favour outraged many online and Chisora himself questioned the outcome in his post-fight interview.
Remarkably, Chisora scored a flash knockdown inside seven seconds in the first meeting, but Parker rose to his feet and composed himself to box his way out of trouble and narrowly avoided the upset.
Parker vs Chisora II?
Given the circumstances of the victory, it’s no wonder there is demand for a re-match and if Parker is to earn another world title shot next year he will likely have to secure a conclusive victory over Chisora first.
"My understanding is that it's to have a rematch with Dereck Chisora in the United Kingdom, probably at the end of the year," Higgins told Newshub in reference to Hearn’s impending call.
"If he beats Chisora, and then maybe one or two wins, then 100 per cent, there's another title shot.
"If it is acceptable terms, then Joseph would potentially go to the UK and take the fight. There was a sense that it was a good, close fight, probably worthy of a rematch. Whether it happens or not is down to what the terms are."
Parker Next Fight Odds
Should the two parties come to an arrangement, Parker will likely be the fight favourite with boxing bookies once again.
Meanwhile, whatever his next fight may be, Parker’s preparations have been disrupted by a Covid scare in the Tyson Fury camp ahead of the Briton’s re-match with Deontay Wilder.
The former WBO heavyweight champion was in the company of Fury’s team in Las Vegas when Fury tested positive for Covid, which forced the mega-fight to be postponed until October 9th.
Parker did not test positive himself, but was forced to return home to New Zealand while his trainer Andy Lee focusses on Fury’s upcoming defence of the WBC crown.
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