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Derek Chisora and Joseph Parker have 'Unfinished Business'

Published On Thursday, February 4, 2021By Tim Rickson

'Unfinished Business' - Derek Chisora vs Joe Parker

British heavyweight boxer Derek Chisora (32-10, 23KOs) has reportedly agreed a deal to fight New Zealander Joseph Parker (27-2, 21KOs) next.

On February 4, Chisora uploaded a fight poster of the pair of heavyweights on his Twitter account, titled “Unfinished Business.”

He accompanied the image with the statement: “WAR is coming @joeboxerparker.”

His manager David Haye also shared the poster on the social media site, with these words: "Always ready for battle, 2021 there will be WAR"

Parker was forced to pull out of their scheduled 2019 scrap with “illness.”

The South Auckland brawler’s team later revealed he was suffering the after effects of a spider bite that saw the plug pulled at just three-and-a-half weeks notice.

29-year-old Parker has just two defeats on his 29-fight record – to Brits Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte.

Chisora has won 32 and lost 10 of his contests. He enjoyed three good wins in 2019 but fought just once in 2020, resulting in defeat to the Ukrainian great.

The Brit will look to make a winning return to the boxing ring following his points defeat to Oleksandr Usyk in October 2020.

Last time out, Chisora fell to a unanimous points defeat to Usyk, 117-112 and 115-113 twice but felt it was a lot closer than that.

But his old foe Whyte, who is 2-0 in their own mini-series, said Chisora “let himself down” in defeat.

32-yearold Londoner Whyte criticised Chisora’s trainers for failing to order more body shots and said manager David Haye should have been in the corner.

He told Sky Sports: “I thought Derek could have done much better.

“He let himself down by not having any boxing experience in his corner to tell him and guide him on what to do and not to do.

“He just went into the ring with the mindset of knockout, knockout, knockout, and that didn’t work. And he just stuck to that game plan.

“Derek was the boss in the corner. There wasn’t anyone in there. He had some good MMA guys in there, but they’re not boxing coaches.

“They weren’t giving him the advice that he needed to make the changes and adjustments to beat someone like Usyk.”

So far there's been no other information announced, just the fight poster alone, so news of dates, venues, and whether it will be a Box Office event are set to follow shortly.

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