The heavyweight duo fought to a contentious split decision back in May, with Parker taking the win in one of the last behind closed doors shows of the year
Derek Chisora and Joseph Parker have both promised a finish when they clash at the AO Arena in Manchester tonight.
The heavyweight duo weren’t allowed to have fans in the building when they met back in May, with former champion Parker taking a contentious split decision victory after a gruelling contest.
Parker has been training in the UK with former world champion Andy Lee as he looks to continue his five-fight winning run in the heavyweight division.
Chisora has also switched things up; he changed trainer to Buddy McGirt before their last fight, but only had a couple of weeks to train before stepping in the ring.
Both fighters will be looking to make one last run for heavyweight gold, understanding that a loss could be a career-ender, so expect fireworks in Manchester.
Here’s how you can watch all the festivities…
What time will the fights start?
The main card of Parker vs Chisora 2 will kick off at 7pm live from the AO Arena in Manchester.
The ‘Before the Bell’ pre-show will begin at 4pm, with the main card beginning a few hours later.
You can expect the main event ring walks to happen around 10pm, depending on how the undercard fights play out.
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How to watch via TV and live stream
The event will be shown live on DAZN, with the main broadcast starting at 7pm.
You can watch DAZN on multiple devices including laptop, smart TV and through the mobile app.
Full fight card
Joseph Parker vs Derek Chisora
Carlos Gongora vs. Lerrone Richards
Zelfa Barrett vs. Bruno Tarimo
Jordan Thompson vs. Clement Oppeno
David Nyika vs. Anthony Carpin
Alen Babic vs. David Spilmont
Joseph Parker – 4/11
Derek Chisora – 11/5
Draw – 16/1
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Parker : “Not having a crowd made a big difference, I think Derek feeds off the crowd, I feed off of them too.
“A lot of fighters feed off the crowd and just having no noise and hearing specific voices it’s pretty weird.
“My eyes are just purely on this weekend and Derek Chisora. I want to probably knock him out between round six and ten.”
Promoter Eddie Hearn: “Thank you to everyone in attendance today here in Manchester ahead of a huge night of boxing this Saturday, live and exclusively on DAZN all around the world from the Manchester Arena.
“A huge crowd is expected as we wrap up what has been a sensational year against all odds.
“Of course, the main event a Heavyweight blockbuster, the rematch between Joseph Parker and Derek Chisora.
“One of four brilliant 50/50 championship fights on this card, littered with great young talent and fighters emerging on the World Championship stage.”