Boxing News At Five | Feb 26 2019

Boxing News at Five: Parker happy to fight Chisora or Fury, and Dorticos and Tabiti head to Riga

Joseph Parker wanted more time to prepare for Dereck Chisora fight on April 20, while a second WBSS cruiserweight semi-final lands in Latvia
Joseph Parker
Parker is adamant he is now getting his training right Esther Lin/Showtime

HAD he been given a bit more preparation time, Joseph Parker may well have shared a ring with Dereck Chisora on April 20 in London.

As it happened, though, he didn’t get much at all – at least not to his liking – and lessons learned from a prior defeat to Dillian Whyte have meant the New Zealander has decided against returning to England for his third fight there in the space of 13 months.

“I saw comments by Dereck Chisora’s manager or promoter David Haye basically saying that our reasons for pulling the pin are trivial,” David Higgins, Parker’s promoter, told Sky Sports.