It looks like heavyweights Joseph Parker and Dereck Chisora will renew hostilities before 2021 is over
High on the list of rematches that no boxing fan needs or wants to see in 2021 is the seemingly inevitable rematch between heavyweights Joseph Parker and Dereck Chisora. But, whether there is a demand for it or not, there are plenty of reasons why it should and probably shall go ahead before the end of the year.
In fact, according to Parker’s promoter David Higgins, that is: precisely the plan.
“It is my understanding that it is a rematch with Dereck Chisora in the UK, probably at the end of the year,” Higgins told Newshub. “If he beats Chisora, and then maybe one or two wins, then 100 percent, there’s still a title shot. If the terms are acceptable, Joseph could possibly go to the UK and take up the fight. There was a sense that it was a good, close fight, probably worth another chance. Whether it happens or not depends on the conditions.”
The first fight between Parker, 29-2 (21) and Chisora, 32-11 (23), which took place in May, wasn’t bad per se, but neither was it good or close enough to warrant being revisited at a later date. repeated. It featured some decent two-way action at times, as well as some interesting shifts in momentum, but it took considerably more than what it offered to justify both the fact that it happened in the first place (on pay-per-view in the UK no less) and justify the two heavyweights having to do it all over again.
That said, an argument must also be made that through the course of the battle – competitive enough, little between them – both Parker and Chisora came out of the experience and were well aware of their limitations and their ceiling. Kind of a reality check, maybe both now accept that the fastest and safest way to make money as a heavyweight in 2021 is to stick together, ignore the temptation to take bigger risks and find comfort in each other’s arms.