Boxing News At Five | Jul 01 2019

Boxing News at Five: Parker vs. Chisora set for Ruiz vs. Joshua II undercard, Smith confirms Saunders offer

Joseph Parker and Dereck Chisora appear destined to clash in November, while Callum Smith is weighing up an offer to fight Billy Joe Saunders

PROVIDING Dereck Chisora gets past Artur Szpilka on July 20 in London, there’s every chance the warrior formerly known as ‘Del Boy’ will square off against Joseph Parker later in the year.

That’s the plan promoter Eddie Hearn has in mind following Parker’s straightforward tenth round stoppage win over Alex Leapai on Saturday (June 29) in Providence.

“I thought Joe was really sharp, really good,” Hearn told IFL TV. “I think after about three rounds he decided the risk wasn’t worth it and coasted through the rest of the fight.