Boxing News At Five | Sep 10 2019

Boxing News at Five: Team Parker back Chisora’s press conference outburst, Pacquiao and Garcia negotiate 2020 fight

Dereck Chisora went rogue in London yesterday but made some noise worth hearing, and Mikey Garcia is excited about fighting Manny Pacquiao next year
Dereck Chisora
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NO, it probably wasn’t the time or place, but Dereck Chisora’s rant at a press conference yesterday – one meant to celebrate (not denigrate) the October 26 world super-lightweight title unification between Josh Taylor and Regis Prograis – did at least achieve two things.

Firstly, it allowed Chisora to steal the show and direct the attention towards him rather than towards two fantastic super-lightweights. Presumably the plan going in.

Secondly, and more importantly, the tirade allowed Chisora to vent and, in venting, explore a few salient points regarding what it means to be a so-called pay-per-view star in this day and age.