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  Chisora: "I Put The Fear Of God In Joe"

Derek Chisora believes he puts "the fear in god" in Joseph Parker and says he expects the former WBO Heavyweight World Champion to run when they clash over 12 rounds at the AO Arena, Manchester this Saturday May 1, live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and on DAZN in all markets excluding the UK, Ireland, China, New Zealand and Samoa.

Former World Title challenger Chisora (32-10, 23 KOs) was last seen pushing Ukraineís pound-for-pound star Oleksandr Usyk all of the way in their 12-round battle for the WBO Intercontinental Heavyweight Title at The SSE Arena, Wembley last October, and the fan favourite is chomping at the bit for his next challenge.

A meeting between the pair scheduled for October 2019 fell through at three-and-a-half weeksí notice when Parkerís team revealed he was suffering from the aftereffects of a spider bite. Chisora, who was unconvinced with Team Parkerís reasons for pulling out in 2019, has labelled Parker a Ďchickení during the fight build-up and says he has unfinished business with the Heavyweight contender.

ďI think he pulled out because he had problems for himself in America, and in New Zealand and Australia, so thatís why he pulled out," said Chisora. "I donít blame him. Things happen, people pull out of fights. But you have to have a good excuse. Him saying he had a spider bite was shambles of an excuse to be honest with you. But it happens, what can I say? Iím going to punch him up. Iím expecting Joseph to run away. That is 100%. I know for a fact heís going to run away.

ďGreat for him heís looking to become a World Champion, but it doesnít mean nothing to me. Iím just going to pound on him when I see him. What can I do better than Joseph Parker? Thatís a good question. Everything. The fight is going to be a great fight, weíre going to push on it, train hard and go crazy about it. You know the routine man Ė WAR. Expect what I always deliver. Beat the guy and pound on the guy. Destroy that guy. Confidence. I put the fear of god him in. I am bringing pain and war.

ďTime is the most important thing, you know, and I donít have much time in boxing, so anytime I go Iíll just take any fights I want to have because time is running out. Most people donít want to fight me because Iím a headache. I bring it. I love fighting. I want the people at home to pay their money to watch me do what I need to do. Iím taking this fight because I want to win it.

"The way I look at it in boxing is, if you can bring numbers to the gate, bums on seats, youíre in a great position. If you donít, youíre not. So when people say you're in great position for fighting for Titles and stuff like that, I donít believe so. I just look at it like, Iíve got a fight here and this is how many people are going to be watching my fight and Iím excited about that. You know, being mandatory and in eliminators, itís a headache bro. Iím happy, Iím happy to fight. Iím happy to bring entertainment to peopleís houses through television and stuff like that so Iím just excited and ready to go."

Chisora vs. Parker tops a huge night of action in Manchester, Irish star Katie Taylor (17-0, 6 KOs) defends her Undisputed Lightweight crown against former amateur rival Natasha Jonas (9-1-1, 7 KOs), undefeated WBA Light-Heavyweight World Champion Dmitry Bivol (17-0, 11 KOs) puts his Title on the line against Craig Richards (16-1-1, 9 KOs), Chris Eubank Jr (29-2, 22 KOs) returns against Marcus Morrison (23-3, 16 KOs), Belfast's James Tennyson (28-3, 24 KOs) faces Mexico's Jovanni Straffon (23-3-1, 16 KOs) for the IBO Lightweight World Title, Preston Super-Welterweight Scott Fitzgerald (14-0, 9 KOs) makes his long awaited return and Lightweight prospect Campbell Hatton (1-0) fights in his home city for the first time as a pro.



 

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