HEAVYWEIGHT boxing is back in the UK as big guns Derek Chisora vs Joseph Parker go head-to-head.
This long-awaited clash was set to take place in 2019, but Parker was forced to pull out after being bitten by a SPIDER.
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Meanwhile, Chisora is still smarting from his loss to Oleksandr Usyk in October.
What date will Chisora vs Parker take place?
- Chisora vs Parker will be held on Saturday, May 1.
- Manchester Arena – with no fans in attendance – hosts the event.
- The fighters are expected to take to the ring at around 10pm UK time.
What TV channel will Chisora vs Parker be on and can I live stream it?
- The event will be on Sky Sports Box Office.
- This means customers will have to pay for the relevant TV channel (Sky channel 491) and Sky Sports Box Office HD (492).
- Stream the event on Sky Sports Box Office’s online streaming service.
- The fight is priced at £19.95 for UK customers.
Who is on the undercard of Chisora vs Parker?
- Derek Chisora vs Joseph Parker (12 rounds heavyweight)
- Katie Taylor vs Tasha Jonas (WBC, WBA, IBF, WBO lightweight titles)
- Dmitry Bivol vs Craig Richards (WBA light-heavyweight title)
- Chris Eubank Jr vs Marcus Morrison
- James Tennyson vs Jovanni Straffon (IBO lightweight title)
What have they said?
Chisora said: “If I had boxed for the title he won in New Zealand, I would have won it as well.
“There’s not much really happening in New Zealand.
“If that fight was on a different continent he’d have lost it because when Ruiz was bringing the heat on and pushing the fight… it went Joe’s way because it was his show.
“But really and truly I’ve got respect for Joe and I don’t have anything bad to say about Joe because he hasn’t done anything bad in the sport.
“He has been given fights and he has fought those fights.”