Dereck Chisora Responds to Being Called a “Donkey” by Joseph Parker: ‘He Is in Trouble’

Published 03/20/2021, 5:00 PM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 24: Dereck Chisora of the United Kingdom celebrates victory over Zakaria Azzouzi of France in the Heaveyweight contest at The O2 Arena on March 24, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)


Heavyweight elite, Dereck Chisora, might be a treacherous force inside the boxing ring. However, he has a charming persona away from the ring, and most of his recent fights have had a comical build-up instead of bad-blood ones.

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While he is set to return against Joseph Parker in May, the Brit has already begun sensationalizing their upcoming fight. With sheer comic timing, Chisora opened up on a situation when Parker called him a ‘donkey’.

Akin to several boxing matchups, it could have been the roots of an intense feud. However, Dereck Chisora took it light-heartedly and shed his opinion on the entire scenario. He connected with Sky Sports and talked about several things, including the verbal feud with Joseph Parker.

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On a hilarious note, Dereck Chisora said, “I don’t know if he (Parker) called me a donkey, please stop winding me up (laughs), Oh I don’t think so. I wanna check again the replay. Did he? He (Parker) is in trouble then.”

It’s evident the heavyweight clash has a sense of professionalism with no vile attachment of emotions. But that won’t suppress the intensity of an in-ring collision. Both Chisora and Parker are veterans in the weight class. So, their in-ring battle will seemingly reflect that.

Dereck Chisora vs Joseph Parker- Preview

After losing to Oleksandr Usyk in a close contest, Chisora had to put a quell on his 3-fight win streak. Now, he will look to regain it against Parker, ‘War’ would also likely resurrect his position in the title ride. However, it can turn into the 11 loss of his pro career, as Parker looks promising at this stage.

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Joseph Parker (28-2) is on a four-fight win streak and seems to be a few more wins away from claiming a title shot. The 6’4” tall orthodox boxer has 21 KOs under his name and might look at Chisora as a ticket to his elite club.

Nevertheless, the fight would be important for both men and fans can expect to see fireworks when they collide. The venue of the contest is yet to be sealed, but the matchup has already received a green signal from the administrators.

Do you think Dereck Chisora can vanquish Joseph Parker?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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