Heavyweights Derek Chisora (32-10, 23KOs) and Joseph Parker (28-2, 21KOs) clash this weekend after a long-awaited delay following their first fight falling through in October 2019.
BBN have provided fight fans with all the info needed to tune in and watch the 'May Day Massacre'.
The bout takes place on Saturday, May 1, which is the same day in history that Brit Brian London was KO'd by world heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson in 1959.
The venue has been confirmed as the AO Arena, Manchester.
12 three-minute championship rounds at heavyweight.
The WBO Intercontinental heavyweight title is on the line.
The ring walks for the main event are expected from 10pm UK time, but that will depend on the undercard results.
Coverage starts live on the Matchroom Boxing YouTube channel at 5pm.
Then, coverage on Sky Sports Box Office begins at 6pm (Sky Channel 491; Sky Sports Box Office HD 492).
Repeat showings are at 9am and 4pm on Sunday, May 2
To book online, click here: https://www.sky.com/boxoffice/
You can watch online via the Sky Sports website here: https://www.skysports.com/watch
BBN are providing LIVE updates on the night HERE
There is one other way that you can watch if you are not a Sky TV customer, or if you are just out and about on Saturday night by simply finding a suitable pub that is showing the event by visiting pubfinder.sky.com
Box Office price is set at £19.95 for UK customers and 24.95 for ROI customers.
Crystal Palace's Craig Richards (16-1-1, 9KOs) dares to be great by challenging WBA 'Super' world light-heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol (17-0, 11KOs).
The Russian champion, who was an outstanding amateur, is currently unbeaten in all contests and has held the WBA world title for close to three-and-a-half years now and enjoyed five successful defences. However, since being promoted to 'Super' champion by the WBA back in October 2019, he hasn't fought for almost a year-and-a-half now.
That said, this is still a huge step up for British champion Richards, but he strongly believes he has attributes that his opponent has never faced before. Trained by Peter Sims, the South Londoner, known as 'Spider', is more than ready for his chance and is relishing being labelled as the underdog once again.
Betting Odds Supplied by Star Sports
Everything you ever need to know about Chisora-Parker can be found HERE
Dereck Chisora: “I’m going to punch him up. I’m expecting Joseph to run away. That is 100%. I know for a fact he’s going to run away.
Great for him, he’s looking to become a World Champion, but it doesn’t mean nothing to me. I’m just going to pound on him when I see him. What can I do better than Joseph Parker? That’s a good question. Everything. The fight is going to be a great fight, we’re going to push on it, train hard and go crazy about it. You know the routine man – WAR. Expect what I always deliver. Beat the guy and pound on the guy. Destroy that guy. Confidence. I put the fear of god him in. I am bringing pain and war.
“I’m happy to bring entertainment to people’s houses through television and stuff like that so I’m just excited and ready to go.”
Full quotes from all the fighters and trainers HERE
Tim Rickson, BBN Editor: “I expect the same as Chisora - for Parker to be fleet-footed and box from distance. The thing with Del-boy is that he catches up to you, and when he does he lets it all go. Parker has never been stopped, but Whyte decked him twice, so I believe that Chisora could get a stoppage if he really pushes it. Four from his last five victories have come via stoppage, so I'm inclined to believe the fight ends this way.”
This pair were due to meet originally back in October 2019, but the South Auckland former world champion was suffering the after effects of a spider bite that saw the plug pulled at just three-and-a-half weeks notice. It was just a small purple spot above Joe Parker's right knee that thwarted the bout with the Brit, which gave him night sweats and bad body cramps around his stomach and neck.
16-months on and ex-WBO titlist Parker is fresh off a hard-fought 12-round decision over long-time amateur nemesis Junior Fa at Spark Arena in Auckland, New Zealand last month that settled an 11-year old rivalry with his compatriot, a win that he hopes will kickstart his route back to the top of the Heavyweight division.
Ranked at No.3 with the WBO, New Zealand’s Parker is well known on these shores having defended his WBO Title against Hughie Fury at Manchester Arena in September 2017, before taking unified ruler Anthony Joshua the distance at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff in March 2018. His last appearance in the UK came against Dillian Whyte in a dramatic points loss in July 2018.
Former World Title challenger Chisora was last seen pushing Ukraine’s pound-for-pound star Oleksandr Usyk all of the way in their 12-round battle for the WBO Intercontinental Heavyweight Title at The SSE Arena, Wembley last October, and the fan favourite is chomping at the bit for his next challenge.
Betting Odds Supplied by Star Sports
Dereck Chisora vs Joseph Parker
12x3 Heavyweight contest
Katie Taylor vs Tasha Jonas
10x2 Undisputed World Female lightweight contest
Campbell Hatton vs Levi Dunn
4x3 Super-featherweight contest
Chris Eubank Jr vs Marcus Morrison
10x3 Middleweight contest
Dmitry Bivol vs Craig Richards
12x3 WBA 'Super' World light-heavyweight title
Johnny Fisher vs Phil Williams
4x3 Heavyweightweight contest
6pm: James Tennyson vs Jovanni Straffon
12x3 IBO World light-heavyweight title
5pm: Scott Fitzgerald vs Gregory Trenel
6x3 Super-welterweight contest