Chisora (29-8, 21 KOs) lost his only world title challenge to Vladimir Klitschko in 2012, and other bouts to Tyson Fury (twice), and David Haye. What's AJ, seven right? I'll always be honest - but I respect him as a fighter. I knew the overhand right was gonna catch him but I could not chuck it in the early rounds cos I knew I'd be left open.
DILLIAN WHYTE has told Anthony Joshua he wants a rematch at Wembley Stadium in April, if neither man is able to pin down Deontay Wilder in the meantime.
Dillian Whyte overcame a last-minute onslaught from Joseph Parker to win a unanimous 12-round decision and stamp down his status as the number one heavyweight challenger.
A bruised and battered Joseph Parker has insisted nothing changes - he wants to keep boxing and will do so for another four or five years despite his defeat to Dillian Whyte which will force him to dig deep in much less lucrative paydays for the immediate future.
Whyte, knocked down by a straight right from Parker in the 12th round, appeared hungrier than the New Zealander.
It is still hoped that the WBC champion Wilder, of America, will be his next opponent but if he is not, Whyte will be the favourite to fight Joshua again.
A re-match is a possibility according to Higgins, and Parker said he would like one, but Whyte's promoter Eddie Hearn was less enthusiastic, saying it wouldn't be at the top of his list.
Despite the loss, an exhausted Parker remained upbeat after the fight.
"My mum left when I was two to come and find work in London to make money, as we had nothing".
"He's motivated - he knows beating me gets him close to another shot at AJ, so that's what makes him unsafe: "if I do Dillian, I'm back in the big time again" - but he's got to get past me first".
Having looked outclassed early on, he came up with a cracking punch to put Takam down in the eighth.
Ultimately however, he was too far behind Whyte.
"You go in to a tough training camp and you miss your family all for a fight you know you're already going to win".
As for Parker, it is time to go back to the drawing board. When I was offered the fight against Dereck I immediately accepted it. Dereck is as tough as they come and I'm prepared for a tough night. The referee scored it a knockdown for Whyte, and whether it dented Joseph's morale or really did affect him physically, the knockdown set the tone for the majority of the fight.
"I was rocked but I carried on fighting". I never had enough time.
"Joseph is a softly spoken and likeable man - but make no mistake that in the ring, he's all business and has bad intentions for Dillian - this is a real 50-50 contest and I've no doubt that the victor will be in World title action very soon".
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