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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
Back in May 2021, 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 37 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 98 more professional rounds, 324 to Parker's 226.
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
Chisora had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Oleksandr Usyk on 31st October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated David Price on 26th October 2019 by technical knockout in the 4th round at O2 Arena, London.
Going into that contest, he had beat Artur Szpilka on 20th July 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at The O2 Arena, London.
Before that, he had won against Senad Gashi on 20th April 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at O2 Arena, London.
He had been beaten by Dillian Whyte on 22nd December 2018 by knockout in the 11th round at The O2 Arena, London.
Parker had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Junior Fa on 27th February 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Spark Arena, Auckland, New Zealand.
Previous to that, he had beat Shawndell Terell Winters on 29th February 2020 by technical knockout in the 5th round at The Ford Center at The Star, Texas, United States.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Alex Leapai on 29th June 2019 by technical knockout in the 10th round at Dunkin Donuts Center, Rhode Island.
Before that, he had won against Alexander Flores on 15th December 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Horncastle Arena, Christchurch, New Zealand.
He had lost to Dillian Whyte on 28th July 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Derek Chisora had been fighting more than Joseph Parker.
Going to this contest, Derek Chisora had last fought 6 months ago, while Joseph Parker's last outing had been 2 months and 4 days ago.
Chisora's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 39 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.8 rounds on average.
Parker's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.4 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.
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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.