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Parker confident of ending Chisora's career

17th November 2019, 18:20 by Tom Hill

Former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker has claimed he will force Derek Chisora into retirement if they fight in 2020.

The New Zealander was due to face the London fighter last month but a spider bite forced him to withdraw from the card at the O2 Arena.

Liverpool's David Price stepped in before being stopped inside the fourth round in London.

Chisora and his manager David Haye are chasing a fight with former cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk but Parker and his team are desperate to negotiate their rematch.

He told Sky Sports: "He hasn't won a world title, Chisora, so I think they are trying to look for the fastest and the best way of getting there, and they think Usyk is the best way of getting to a world title.

"But firstly it doesn't make sense, because he's not ranked and there's a lot of guys ranked before him. I'm not sure why they want that fight?

"Obviously the fight was locked in for us both, and I couldn't control what happened with the illness, but I want to reschedule the fight. I'm healthy, I'm fit, I'm ready to go. I know I can smash him, I know I can beat him. He's going to bring a lot of pressure, but I know I've got better boxing skill and better movement than the other guys he's faced.

"I told him before that I will retire him and I'll be his last fight. Lock in the fight, I'll put in a great show. He will get his money that he wants, but I will put him into retirement. He's had a good career."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom Hill offers a strong insight into football and rugby league, whilst also having a good knowledge of several other sports including boxing, horse racing and American Football.

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