CHISORA VS. PARKER, TAYLOR VS. JONAS & BIVOL VS. RICHARDS SET FOR MAY 1ST | REAL COMBAT MEDIA


Derek Chisora and Joseph Parker will collide in an enormous Heavyweight conflict on a blockbuster night time of motion that sees Irish star Katie Taylor defend her Undisputed Light-weight crown towards former newbie rival Natasha Jonas and undefeated WBA Gentle-Heavyweight World Champion Dmitry Bivol put his Title on the road towards Craig Richards, in addition to the return of Chris Eubank Jr, reside on Sky Sports activities Field Workplace within the UK and on DAZN in all markets excluding the UK, Eire, China, New Zealand and Samoa.

Former World Title challenger Chisora (32-10, 23 KOs) was final seen pushing Ukraine’s pound-for-pound star Oleksandr Usyk the entire approach of their 12-round battle for the WBO Intercontinental Heavyweight Title at The SSE Area, Wembley final October, and the fan favorite is chomping on the bit for his subsequent problem.

A gathering between the pair scheduled for October 2019 fell by means of at three-and-a-half weeks’ discover when Parker’s crew revealed he was affected by the aftereffects of a spider chew. Chisora, who was unconvinced with Staff Parker’s causes for pulling out in 2019, has labelled Parker a ‘hen’ in current weeks and says he has unfinished enterprise with the Heavyweight contender.

Former WBO World Champion Parker (28-2, 21 KOs) is contemporary off a hard-fought 12-round determination over long-time newbie nemesis Junior Fa at Spark Area in Auckland, New Zealand final month that settled an 11-year previous rivalry together with his compatriot, a win that he hopes will kickstart his route again to the highest of the Heavyweight division.

Ranked at No.3 with the WBO, New Zealand’s Parker is well-known on these shores having defended his WBO Title towards Hughie Fury at Manchester Area in September 2017, earlier than taking unified ruler Anthony Joshua the gap on the Principality Stadium in Cardiff in March 2018. His final look within the UK got here towards Dillian Whyte in a dramatic factors loss in July 2018.

“We’ve been right here earlier than, in 2019 I flew to Vegas to movie the ‘Face To Face’ with Parker, I referred to as Haye as quickly as I left and advised him, ‘This man isn’t going to get within the ring with me’, I may see the worry in his eyes,” mentioned Chisora. “Now, the second time round I hope he fights, I’m trying ahead to the combat, I can’t wait to get again within the ring! I like preventing, it’s what I like essentially the most. Good luck to Joseph Parker and his new crew, we will see you for WAR on Could 1st!”

“I’m excited to begin this new chapter in my profession with a brand new coach and a few contemporary concepts,” mentioned Parker. “I’ve settled in and Andy and I are bonding properly. Chisora and I’ve unfinished enterprise and contained in the ring one among us will get the job performed. I’m properly conscious {that a} win on British soil and on world-wide tv will put me in pole place whereas a loss will likely be catastrophic.  I’m greater than up for the problem. Deliver it on Del Boy.”

Taylor (17-0, 6 KOs) defeated Jonas (9-1-1, 7 KOs) within the quarter-final phases of the London 2012 Olympic Video games on path to capturing Eire’s first gold medal of the summer season. The pair will meet once more almost ten years down the road with Taylor’s WBC, WBA, IBF, WBO and Ring Journal Light-weight World Titles on the road.

Since their first assembly within the amateurs, Taylor has gone on to cement herself as the very best feminine fighter on the planet by profitable World Titles within the Light-weight and Tremendous-Light-weight divisions and remaining undefeated in all 17 of her skilled contests. ‘KT’ was final seen outclassing her WBA Obligatory Challenger Miriam Gutierrez with a masterful show in November.

‘Miss GB’ got here agonisingly near profitable her first World Title on the age of 36 final summer season when she battled to an exhilarating draw with WBC and IBO Tremendous-Featherweight Champion Terri Harper at Matchroom Struggle Camp. It was the primary time that two British ladies had competed towards one another for a Phrase Title, and the all-action combat greater than lived as much as the event.

“Natasha proved in her final combat that she continues to be performing on the highest stage so it’s an important problem for me and I’m actually trying ahead to it,” mentioned Taylor. “It’s a combat that individuals have been asking for and people are the kind of fights you wish to be a part of.

“Individuals nonetheless discuss our combat within the 2012 Olympics and I believe that proved to be an actual eye opener for individuals by way of what ladies’s boxing is all about. I’m anticipating one other powerful combat on Could 1st and I’m trying ahead to efficiently defending my Titles.”

“I’m actually enthusiastic about getting the combat, I made a variety of noise about not eager to go down in stage or class after establishing myself on the world stage in my final combat,” mentioned Jonas. “I do know Katie is a distinct sort of animal to Terri Harper, however I consider each time I’m requested to step up, I do. I mentioned I wished to be a champion and anyone at 130 to 140 was in my sights, I do know I’m a world class boxer and I can win a World Title.

“From the minute Eddie signed me this combat has been on the playing cards. Me and Katie had an important story from the Olympics, and now we have each been pioneers in our personal approach. I’m glad that it’s occurring and it’s an important combat for girls’s boxing and for British and Irish boxing.”

Russia’s Bivol (17-0, 11 KOs) is considered among the finest technical boxers within the sport, mixing his dazzling abilities with KO energy. The 30-year-old was elevated to full WBA 175lbs World Champion from interim champion forward of his twelfth professional combat with Trent Broadhurst in Monte Carlo in November 2017 and celebrated with a devasting one-punch KO within the first spherical.  Bivol has subsequently defended his crown 5 instances, however has been away from the ring since October 2019 when he extensively outpointed Lenin Castillo on the Wintrust Area in Chicago.

Richards (16-1-1, 9 KOs) delivered a Struggle of the Yr contender final day trip in December towards fierce rival Shakan Pitters as he stopped the Birmingham man in 9 rounds to earn the British Gentle-Heavyweight crown. ‘Spider’ is ranked at No.8 within the WBA world rankings and has earned his shot by remaining undefeated since sole profession loss towards former World Title challenger Frank Buglioni in October 2017.

“I’ve been out of the ring for a 12 months and a half and I’ve sorely missed boxing,” mentioned Bivol. “I can’t wait to step by means of the ropes for my subsequent combat on Could 1st. I’ve at all times wished to combat within the UK and I’m glad to tick that field. Craig Richards is a quick and technical boxer and I’m anticipating an important combat as I make one other defence of my World Title.”

“I really feel good and I really feel very assured,” mentioned Richards. “I do know that he’s famend as among the finest fighters on the market, however I simply consider that I’ve bought the instruments to beat him and I’m very assured in my skills. I do know I’ve bought energy as properly, and I’ve bought an excellent chin. We’ve been planning for all the pieces and something.

“We all know he’s been working at world stage for a very long time and may convey various things to the desk. I elevate the extent of my efficiency towards my higher opponents. The larger the combat the higher I carry out. A combat like Bivol will permit me to undergo my gears to point out what I’m actually about.”

Having beforehand campaigned at Tremendous-Middleweight, Eubank Jr (29-2, 22 KOs) returned to the Middleweight division to say the WBA Interim Middleweight World Title for the second time with a TKO win over former World Title challenger in December 2019, whereas making his US debut on the Barclays Centre in New York. In what will likely be his first combat again within the UK in over two years, the Brighton man faces Manchester’s Marcus Morrison (23-3, 16 KOs), who’s having fun with a seven-fight profitable streak that stretches again to June 2018.

“This can be a good combat for me,” mentioned Eubank Jr.  “Since signing with Sauerland my camp has been firing on all cylinders, I’ve been coaching with Roy in Miami and focussing on bettering my sport. I’ve the best possible individuals round me, I’ve all the pieces I must push on to that subsequent stage and dominate the Middleweight scene.

“Individuals have quite a bit to say about me and my profession. There’s talks about why fights haven’t occurred beforehand, however all I’ve been doing is focussing on primary, coaching arduous and ensuring I’m at all times prepared. I’m now in the very best place I may be and I’m able to take what’s mine.”

“I’m properly conscious that this can be a huge alternative and combat for me and my profession,” mentioned Morrison. “I bought into boxing on the age of seven, and these are the kind of fights I’ve at all times wished to be concerned in. Chris is an excellent fighter, and I do know what he brings to the desk. I truthfully consider the very best model of me continues to be to be seen, and I sit up for exhibiting it on the night time. I can’t afford to not depart all the pieces in there on Could 1.”

“This is without doubt one of the strongest exhibits we’ve promoted and there’s nonetheless much more to return,” mentioned promoter Eddie Hearn. “Chisora vs. Parker is a superb fashion match up that has been brewing for years and Taylor vs. Jonas is without doubt one of the largest fights in ladies’s boxing. The Eubanks are at all times field workplace and it’s a large probability for Marcus Morrison after his good win in Italy. Craig Richards goes for World Title glory towards the good Russian Dmitry Bivol and there are additional bulletins to observe. Buckle up and revel in this one!”

WAR Chisora realises this can be a huge alternative to gate-crash the Heavyweight division,” mentioned David Haye of Hayemaker Promotions. “He has come shut, in his final battle towards unified Cruiserweight World Champion and No.1 ranked Heavyweight Usyk, two of the judges’ rating playing cards had it 7 rounds to five –  profitable only one extra spherical would have captured a draw and Derek would have retained his WBO Worldwide Title that night time. Since, he has been working, residing the lifetime of knowledgeable. Derek doesn’t merely wish to beat Joseph Parker, he desires to make a press release to the world. That is his time.”

“There’s undoubtedly unfinished enterprise between Parker and Chisora,” mentioned David Higgins, Founder and Director of DUCO Occasions. “I believe the combat will likely be an actual fan pleaser. It might be the Heavyweight Struggle of the Yr. You’ve bought Chisora who likes to face and commerce and are available ahead, and then you definately’ve bought Parker who has the pace and the pedigree. This combat has bought a little bit of historical past and it has been constructing for some time. It’s implausible that it’s lastly occurring. This can be a correct 50-50 matchup the place the winner may go on to a World Title shot and the loser will go to the scrapheap. Credit score to each Parker and Chisora for placing all of it on the road.”



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