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Derek Chisora vs Joseph Parker report
Who won Chisora vs Parker?
Joseph Parker beat Derek Chisora by split decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 1st May 2021 at Manchester Arena in Manchester.
The scorecards were announced as 113-115, 115-113, 111-116 in favor of winner Joseph Parker.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Also, on the undercard Dmitry Bivol beat Craig Richards for the WBA Super World Light Heavyweight championship, Katie Taylor defeated Natasha Jonas, Chris Eubank Jr was victorious over Marcus Morrison and James Tennyson lost to Jovanni Straffon.
Chisora vs Parker stats
Derek Chisora stepped into the ring with a record of 32 wins, 10 loses and 0 draws, 23 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Joseph Parker made his way to the ring with a record of 28 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 21 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Parker had a slight advantage in power over Chisora, with a 75% knock out percentage over Chisora's 72%.
Derek Chisora was the older man by 8 years, at 39 years old.
Parker had a height advantage of 2 inches over Chisora. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Derek Chisora & Joseph Parker fought out of an orthodox stance.
Chisora was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 12 more fights, and made his debut in 2007, 5 years and 4 months earlier than Parker, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 91 more professional rounds, 314 to Parker's 223.
Derek Chisora went into the fight ranked number 15 by the WBC at heavyweight.
Joseph Parker was ranked number 6 by the WBC, 3 by the WBO and 6 by the IBF in the 201lb division.
Chisora vs Parker form
Derek Chisora had stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Joseph Parker on 18th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Manchester Arena, Lancashire, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Joseph Parker on 1st May 2021 by split decision in their 12 round contest at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Oleksandr Usyk on 31st October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London.
Before that, he had defeated David Price on 26th October 2019 by technical knockout in the 4th round at O2 Arena, London.
He had beat Artur Szpilka on 20th July 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at The O2 Arena, London.
Parker had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Joe Joyce on 24th September 2022 by knockout in the 11th round in their WBO Interim World Heavyweight championship fight at AO Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Derek Chisora on 18th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Manchester Arena, Lancashire.
Going into that contest, he had beat Derek Chisora on 1st May 2021 by split decision in their 12 round contest at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
Before that, he had defeated Junior Fa on 27th February 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Spark Arena, Auckland, New Zealand.
He had won against Shawndell Terell Winters on 29th February 2020 by technical knockout in the 5th round at The Ford Center at The Star, Texas, United States.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Joseph Parker had been fighting more than Derek Chisora.
Going to this contest, Derek Chisora had last fought 1 year, 5 months and 24 days ago, while Joseph Parker's last outing had been 8 months and 18 days ago.
Chisora's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.4 rounds on average.
Parker's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 52 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.4 rounds on average.
What time did Chisora vs Parker start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:45 PM BST at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom, which was 5:45 PM EST or 2:45 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Chisora vs Parker?
The DAZN show is expected to begin at 2:00 PM EST / 11:00 AM PST. The Sky Box Office HD broadcast of the card is expected to start at 6:00 PM (BTS).
What were the odds on Chisora vs Parker?
Derek Chisora was a 47/25 (+190) underdog going into the contest, while Joseph Parker made his way into the ring at 2/5 (-250) with oddsmakers.