Derek Chisora Opens Up on Why He Wants an American Referee for His Rematch With Joseph Parker

Published 11/10/2021, 11:48 AM EST
LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 19: Dereck Chisora trains during the Media work out at East Wintergarden on December 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)


On December 18, Derek Chisora will find himself in a gigantic rematch with Joseph Parker. This fight will once again take place at the Manchester Arena. For Chisora, this contest is extremely vital as his chances to fight the top heavyweights depend heavily on this fight. That said, he wants to give it his best shot, thus coming out as the winner this time.

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Chisora and Parker collided for the first time in May this year. In this fight, the Brit was able to drop Parker once. However, the 29-year-old turned the tide in his favor after that knockdown and won this fight via a SD.

Citing that, ‘War’ recently came up with an unusual wish for this rematch.

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Speaking to Boxing Scene, he said, “I know for a fact come 18 December; we are going to war. Joseph Parker doesn’t scare me; he hasn’t got anything that I’m scared of. He hasn’t power punches, I don’t know how they gave him the last fight to be honest with you, I’m just disappointed they gave it to him.”

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He added, “I’m going to speak to my management team at 258 that we get an American referee and good judges for this fight because so many times I’ve been robbed, in Helsinki, the first one here with Dillian – it gets a bit frustrating.”

Chisora and Parker both fought well last time, but the judges concluded the fight in the latter’s favor. This left the Brit livid, and that’s what led to the above comments.

Derek Chisora vs Joseph Parker 1 – a look at punch stats

Chisora and Parker kept each other on their toes for the full 12 rounds. The duo exchanged a number of notable punches, making this fight worth the watch.

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However, Compubox later presented the punch stats, where ‘War’ had an edge. Chisora landed more body punches and jabs. However, Parker had an edge in power punches.

Regardless of the above numbers, both fighters will look to go for the kill this time to avoid any decision-related controversies.

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It’ll be interesting to see who comes out on top among the two on December 18.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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