Boxing news: Joseph Parker fears Derek Chisora will take Oleksandr Usyk fight instead, warns Brit he’ll ‘smash’ him
Joseph Parker has called on Derek Chisora to reschedule their fight and face him next.
The heavyweights were set to clash on October 26 before Parker withdrew citing an illness believed to have been caused by a spider bite.
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As a result, David Price stepped in and was knocked out by Chisora, who now has other options as a result.
In recent weeks, the Brit’s manager David Haye has suggested he could take on WBO heavyweight mandatory Oleksandr Usyk next, rather than reschedule the Parker fight.
The New Zealander told Sky in response: “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.
“They think Usyk is the best way of getting to a world title. But firstly it doesn’t make sense, because he [Chisora] is 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.”
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