Joseph Parker wants next title or rematch Dillian Whyte Boxing News 24

Via William Lloyd: Joseph Parker says he wants to fight for a world title next after his dominant 12th round unanimous win over Dereck Chisora ​​in their rematch last Saturday night at Manchester Arena in Manchester, UK.

If Parker (30-2, 21 KOs) can’t win the world title against one of the champions, he wants a rematch with Dillian Whyte or possibly a WBO mandatory Joe Joyce bout highly rated.

Getting a title against IBF/WBA/WBO champ Oleksandr Usyk or WBC champ Tyson Fury might seem a bit far-fetched for the 29-year-old Parker right now, but there are still some great matches to be had. for him.

Whyte (28-2, 19 KOs) and his manager are currently trying to negotiate a fight with Fury, so they are unlikely to look in Parker’s direction at the moment.

In Parker’s rematch with Chisora ​​(32-12, 23 KOs), he looked much more advanced than in his first game against him last May. Parker released Chisora ​​three times last Saturday night and came close to stopping him.

Although Parker knocked out Chisora ​​several times, the umpires scored it relatively closely with scores of 114-112, 115-111 and 115-110.

It’s fair to say Parker could have lost the fight with Chisora ​​without those three takedowns, which wouldn’t have gone well for fans.

If you ignore knockdowns entirely, Parker still dominates the fight and fights well enough to win 10 or 11 rounds.

Parker wants to shoot the next title

“It was a more convincing, more dominant performance, but it was hard, he works hard, Dereck,” Joseph Parker told iFL TV after his win over Chisora ​​last Saturday.

Derek Chisora ​​Joseph Parker

“Whoever,” Parker said when asked who he would fight next. “It was on David [Higgins], and it’s up to Andy. Honestly, I don’t really care. There’s a belt on the top, and I want to fight Dillian [Whyte] again in a rematch. Joe Joyce, his name has been mentioned a few times.

“I think more because I’ve been a lot more aggressive in this fight, not running away,” Parker said when asked if this was a tougher match for him than the first one against Chisora. or not.

“I started strong and tried my best to continue it throughout the fight, but he is a tough guy. He continued to move forward. Every time I hurt him, he knows how to recover, he knows how to dodge big punches, and he comes back more and more.

“I think so, but he’s a fighter,” Parker said when asked if he was surprised that Chisora ​​was able to recover every time he was nearly knocked out.

If Parker can’t get a title or a rematch with Whyte, here are good options for him:

  • Frank Sanchez
  • Filip Hrgovic
  • Andy Ruiz Jr
  • Joe Joyce
  • Daniel Dubois
  • Luis Ortiz

Joseph impressed with Chisora’s toughness

Chisora ​​received many painful hits in innings seven, eight and nine from Parker. After the ninth inning, Parker seemed to focus on boxing and less likely to throw hard shots with malicious intent.

Derek Chisora ​​Joseph Parker

“I hurt him a couple of times, and I got too excited, and I tried to get him out of there,” Parker said. But there’s still a lot of work to be done [trainer] Andy [Lee] in picking my shots, slowing it down and I’m very happy with the aggressive combat I’ve had.

“I just wanted to pick my shots, and I was so excited,” Parker said of the times he injured Chisora. “Three times he showed his experience and showed that he knows how to stay away from injury in dodging, moving, knitting. But I’m happy with a better performance tonight.

“I thought, ‘What a soldier.’ I thought he was a fighter, and he wore it for the crowd,” Parker said of Chisora. “The crowd really helped him, cheered him on.

“I injured him, but he kept coming back and back. What can I say? He was tough, we shared 24 rounds, and I loved that,” Parker said.

Chisora ​​is helped by the crowd

The mob seemed to help Chisora ​​back every time he was injured and nearly knocked out by Parker.

In the ninth round, Chisora ​​resisted the ropes to get a big retribution from Parker, but the crowd pulled him out of his predicament with their cheers.

“I think it went up from the start, and I started getting stronger and a lot more active,” Parker said when asked how the extra weight he’s placed on this fight has helped him. how.

“The weight has helped me push him a bit, but I still have a lot of work to do. I have to keep training with this new weight.

“I used it to gain strength in battle,” Parker said.

“They were all cheering for him, and every time I heard that, he came back. I think crowds are a very important factor when it comes to big fights. We all feed the crowd, and we all draw our energy from the crowd. It was a lot better than the first fight.

“He was saying, ‘you don’t have to put up with all your punches,’ but you can’t help but get excited when you’re so excited to get into a fight,” Parker said when asked coach Andy What his Lee is saying to him during the competition.

“That’s exactly what we worked for [uppercut]”jab, uppercut and roll,” Parker said when asked if he would do the uppercut for the battle of Chisora.

“I didn’t finish him off, but every time I punched and used it, most of the time it landed and injured him. That was Andy’s game plan, and I’ve done it very well, but there’s still a lot of work to be done,” Parker said.

There’s nothing wrong with Parker ramping up his punches because he wouldn’t be able to hurt Chisora ​​as many times if he hurled his shots with less power at them.

Also, given the way the umpires scored in the fight, Parker might have lost if he hadn’t injured Chisora ​​so many times. Joseph Parker wants next title or rematch Dillian Whyte Boxing News 24

Charles Jones

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