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Derek Chisora: I am bringing pain and war against Joseph Parker

It’s not about world titles anymore for the heavyweight veteran.

Oleksandr Usyk and Derek Chisora Press Conference Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Heavyweight veteran Derek Chisora is ready for another brawl Saturday against former titleholder Joseph Parker, which will air on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and stream on DAZN in all markets other than the UK, Ireland, China, New Zealand, and Samoa.

Parker (28-2, 21 KO) is looking to win this fight and get himself back in the mix for world titles. But for Chisora (32-10, 23 KO), it’s not about that, it’s just about fighting.

“Great for him he’s looking to become a world champion, but it doesn’t mean nothing to me. I’m just going to pound on him when I see him,” Chisora said. “What can I do better than Joseph Parker? That’s a good question. Everything

“The fight is going to be a great fight, we’re going to push on it, train hard and go crazy about it. You know the routine, man: ‘WAR.’ Expect what I always deliver. Beat the guy and pound on the guy. Destroy that guy. Confidence. I put the fear of God in him. I am bringing pain and war.”

How to Watch Chisora vs Parker

Date: Saturday, May 1 | Start Time: 1:00 pm ET
Location: AO Arena - Manchester, England
Streaming: DAZN | TV: Sky Box Office (UK)
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On the world title thing, Chisora doesn’t sound particularly interested in doing more than entertaining and taking what comes his way these days.

“Time is the most important thing, you know, and I don’t have much time in boxing, so any time I go I’ll just take any fights I want to have because time is running out,” he said. “Most people don’t want to fight me because I’m 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. I’m 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, you’re in a great position. If you don’t, you’re not. So when people say you’re in great position for fighting for titles and stuff like that, I don’t believe so. I just look at it like, I’ve got a fight here and this is how many people are going to be watching my fight and I’m excited about that. You know, being mandatory and in eliminators, it’s a headache, bro.

“I’m happy, I’m happy to fight. I’m happy to bring entertainment to people’s houses through television and stuff like that so I’m just excited and ready to go.”

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