As heavyweights Derek Chisora and Joseph Parker prepare to collide this weekend, another heavyweight who’s fought both, Dillian Whyte, weighs-in regarding his thoughts on the matchup and who might have the edge.
Whyte begins by telling Sky Sports that Chisora has a penchant for surprising a lot of people who think they’re in for an easy fight only for Chisora to show up with a lot of desire and grit to make things tough.
“With Chisora, we know that when he’s motivated and he gets his head right and he trains right, he’s a problem for anyone.”
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And as for Parker, Whyte says he just doesn’t think Parker is the same fighter since they met in 2018, questioning his desire at this stage of his career.
“Parker since he fought me, he hasn’t been the same, and he hasn’t fought any top guys. But he still talks, ‘I want the rematch, I want this and that.’ He’s a young guy, he’s tough, he can take a punch, but it seems like he hasn’t got so much drive any more.”
Bringing the topic back to Chisora, Whyte goes on to emphasize that Chisora has the potential to be a problem for any fighter when he’s locked-in but that he also gives Parker a decent chance to win on points. To that end Whyte says he sees this fight either ending by a Chisora knockout or a Parker decision — assuming Parker can avoid a fight ending punch.