Derek Chisora Reacts to Joseph Parker Training With Andy Lee, Says Parker Will Never Be Like Tyson Fury

Published 04/21/2021, 7:00 AM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 20: Dereck Chisora looks on prior to the Heavyweight Contest fight between Dereck Chisora and Artur Szpilka at The O2 Arena on July 20, 2019 in London, England (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)


The renowned heavyweight, Derek Chisora, is all set to make his much-awaited comeback to the ring on May 1. He will battle out the Auckland native, Joseph Parker, in a 12-round heavyweight war. The matchup between this pair was touted for a long time, and after much effort from their promotions, this fight has finally come to fruition.

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To prepare for this fight, Parker has joined hands with Tyson Fury’s trainer, Andy Lee.

However, Chisora isn’t really bothered about Parker training under Lee. Speaking to iFL TV, he said, “I always said, Andy Lee is a great trainer. He’s got a crunch down. He helped Tyson Fury beat Deontay Wilder. He’s (Parker) training with Tyson Fury in a camp, good luck to them. Is he ever going to be like Tyson Fury? No, he’s not!”

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The last time Derek Chisora stepped inside the ring was against another heavyweight sensation, Oleksandr Usyk. This was Chisora’s first WBO inter-continental heavyweight title defense, and here he succumbed to a disheartening unanimous decision loss.

Ever since then, ‘War’ has been in search of a rugged opponent to make his comeback to the game. And no one better than the resilient Parker can provide him with a classic in-ring test.

Prior to this clash, Chisora seems in the most optimistic mindset and is looking forward to securing a thunderous win on May 1.

Can Derek Chisora get his boxing stint back on track?

The 37-year-old exhibits a vast history in the sport and is one true veteran in heavyweight boxing at present. In his prolonged boxing run, ‘War’ has fought several bigwigs of the heavyweight landscape including Tyson Fury, Dillian Whyte, and more.

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Chisora has never really pinned himself in the heavyweight world title shot picture. However, the veteran is keen on doing the same now.

Ever since his fight against Parker got announced, the Brit has pushed himself in some stern boxing workouts. He wishes to present his best self in this fight, thus lining himself up for a title fight in the near future.

Will Derek Chisora manage to secure a career-enhancing victory over the New Zealand pugilist on May 1?

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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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