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Joseph Parker says Derek Chisora rematch a possibility but unsure what’s to come next

Parker believes he could have performed better against Chisora and says he will if they happen to meet again.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Former heavyweight titleholder Joseph Parker admits to RingTV that he still hasn’t watched back his most recent fight against Derek Chisora but believes that he did in fact do enough to earn the split decision win on the cards. To that end Parker credits Chisora with being one tough SOB who always comes to fight.

Following the bout Chisora had expressed interest in a rematch against Parker — something Parker’s team also seemed to be amendable to — but Parker says to this point there hasn’t been anything solidified regarding a rematch and that he’s not quite sure where he’ll go from here.

“I want to get into position to fight for a world title. The Chisora rematch is a possibility; I don’t know what Dillian Whyte is doing, there’s no discussions there; the IBF want to put on a fight with Filip Hrgovic, because Michael Hunter pulled out of a fight against him. But there’s nothing concrete at this point.”

Should a Parker-Chisora rematch come off, Parker says that he’s only shown snippets of the improvements he’s made under the guidance of Andy Lee but expects to show much more a second time around. Things take time to gel after switching trainers, Parker says, and he’s only expecting to show continued improvements next time out.

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