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Haye: Chisora won’t leave it to the judges

Chisora and Parker collide in Manchester on Saturday night

David Haye says Derek Chisora will not leave it in the judges hands against Joseph Parker on Saturday Photo Credit: Dave Thompson/Matchroom Boxing
David Haye says Derek Chisora will not leave it in the judges hands against Joseph Parker on Saturday Photo Credit: Dave Thompson/Matchroom Boxing

David Haye is predicting an explosive performance from Derek Chisora and insists he will not leave it in the judges hands against Joseph Parker tonight.

Chisora and Parker finally clash at the AO Arena in Manchester live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and DAZN globally.

The 37-year-old was beaten on a unanimous decision after a valiant performance against Oleksandr Usyk last October, a fight his manager and former rival, Haye felt he won.

Former Cruiserweight and Heavyweight world champion, Haye, insists his charge will be looking to win the fight inside the distance.

“Derek wants the biggest fights; he wants to leave a legacy and wants to go out there for people to know Derek Chisora means war and destruction,” Haye said during Thursday’s press conference.

“We pushed it to the wire with Usyk last time out, someone who’s ranked number one in the world, I thought he won the fight.

Chisora and Parker came face-to-face at Thursday's press conference Photo Credit: Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing
Chisora and Parker came face-to-face at Thursday’s press conference Photo Credit: Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing

“It was a close fight, two judges only had it by two points, this time round he’s not going to leave it to the judges. No mindset to try and win this fight on points.

“Joseph Parker, we know is an excellent boxer, one of the best jabs in the business. Ask Andy Ruiz, Carlos Takam, it’s a killer.

“So, it’s a simple solution, we’re not having a boxing match with Parker it must be a fight. I can guarantee a knockout in this fight, this is not going the distance. This is about how much Joseph Parker can take.

 

“He’s got a great chin, he went twelve rounds with AJ, twelve rounds with Dillian Whyte who hit him on the button many times.”

Former world Heavyweight champion, Parker has won four on the bounce since successive defeats to Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte and has linked-up with trainer Andy Lee on the advice of Tyson Fury, following his split with long-time trainer Kevin Barry after his victory over Junior Fa in February.

Chisora has also altered his training camp, adding former two-weight world champion and Hall of Fame coach, Buddy McGirt and the ‘Hayemaker’ believes Chisora will have to produce a special display to beat the WBO number three rated New Zealander and is confident he can force Parker into deep waters.

 

“Derek’s going to have to do something very special on Saturday night and he’s brought in the big guns – Buddy McGirt Hall of Fame trainer. We’re adding whatever we can to give Derek what’s needed to do the impossible.

“A lot of people are not giving Derek a shot in this fight, but when you see how Derek comes across the ring in the first round, I think you’ll understand where this fight is going and going in a very destructive manner.

“It’s going to be all out explosion from the first round and get your popcorn and don’t go to the toilet.

Derek Chisora was beaten by Oleksandr Usyk in October Photo Credit: Dave Thompson/Matchroom Boxing
Derek Chisora was beaten by Oleksandr Usyk in October Photo Credit: Dave Thompson/Matchroom Boxing

“Anybody who watches Derek Chisora will want to keep him on the outside, because once Derek’s on the inside – ask David Price who said when Derek was inside, he didn’t know where the punches were coming from.

“When you’re inside with those little gloves, a big Heavyweight with short cuffing shots. He’s been practicing this stuff; his inside game is very destructive.

 

“Joseph Parker is going to be in a situation he hasn’t been in before, he’s fought come forward fighters before, but he’s been able to keep them at arm’s length.

“Derek must do his work in the inside, drag him into the deep end from round one. It’s going to have to be brutality from round one and I’m excited.”