Although an aggrieved-feeling Derek Chisora is hoping to land an immediate rematch against Joseph Parker following his split decision loss this past weekend, that just might not be possible after it’s been revealed that Parker suffered an injury to his right elbow during the fight. Parker had been dealing with arm issues before this fight — having bone chips removed from both elbows in December — and it seems he didn’t make it through this fight without inflicting more damage.
“Joe did tell me that he suffered an elbow injury halfway through,” Parker’s manager David Higgins told Sky Sports. “He’s going to get his right elbow looked at, because that could be why you didn’t see the flurry at the end when Chisora was on the ropes.”
After Higgins continued by expressing his hope that Parker’s issue is only a minor one, he would say that he’s open to staging a rematch against Chisora on the undercard of a prospective Tyson Fury-Anthony Joshua bout, which half-expected to come off this summer. Higgins says if that’s a real possibility and the terms are right for a rematch, Parker would have no problem running it back.
That, of course, assumes that Parker will be fully healthy and able to fight again by this summer, which might not be a sure thing considering Parker has a history of elbow issues in the past.