‘Why Should I Always Get Shafted?’ – Derek Chisora Gives His Take on Ring Walk Dispute Against Joseph Parker

Published 05/01/2021, 6:00 AM EDT
HAMBURG, GERMANY – DECEMBER 05: Dereck Chisora of Great Britain reacts during the heavyweight fight at Inselparkhalle on December 5, 2015 in Hamburg, Germany. (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)


Derek Chisora is all set to enter a mammoth tussle with Joseph Parker this weekend. The contest between these two has the ability to mold the heavyweight roster for even bigger fights in the future. Also, this bout is important for both the fighters too, as they have championship aspirations.

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But it seems the fight’s future is in jeopardy, as ‘War’ Chisora may withdraw because of a ring walk dispute.

In conversation with iFL TV, he said, “It’s my PPV. Last time I did it (went first) because they were like, ‘Usyk‘s this and this,’ I was like, ‘Fine’. Now, why should I always get shafted? If fans were out, the fans would be buying a ticket to watch me, not Parker.” (h/t Michael Benson)

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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)

‘War’ wanted to make his ring walk after Joseph Parker. But as the former lost a coin toss, he will have to make his ring walk first, and this has upset him. Ahead of the fight, a frustrated Derek Chisora spoke to Sky Sports and said-

“They want to do a coin flip, who comes in the ring first and who comes in the ring second. I was like, ‘Nah, not doing that. Either I come in second or I’ll go home right now!”

Should Derek Chisora really pull out of the Joseph Parker fight?

Chisora, a true veteran of the game, is hungry to put himself on the line for a heavyweight title shot. But to claim that, he will have to battle out several hotshots of the division.

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This will not only help him strengthen his pro-boxing resume, but will also assist him to be a flamboyant face for a title fight in the coming time. That said, pulling out of the fight at this stage might be a blunder, as Chisora will be the one with the most to lose.
It’ll be exciting to see if ‘War’ gets his wish and is the last boxer to make his way to the ring later tonight. What do you draw off Chisora’s comments? Do you think he should pull out from this fight due to a ring walk dispute?

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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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