Parker's Coach Expects More Fireworks From Whyte-Chisora II

By Ryan Burton

On December 22nd, Dillian Whyte and Dereck Chisora will renew acquaintances.  The two heavyweight sluggers battled it out in 2016 in an exciting scrap that won many publications Fight of the Year honors. Whyte edged it out with a split decision victory.

This will be Whyte's third fight of the year.  He started off his 2018 campaign with a highlight reel knockout of Lucas Browne in March. He followed that up with a unanimous decision victory over former champion Joseph Parker in July  Both men hit the canvas in the fight.

Parker's trainer Kevin Barry expects the sequel to be as good as the first fight and is very interested in having his fighter face the winner.

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"I think it is a very exciting fight in the UK. Last time it was a real barn burner. They stood in the trenches and bashed each other for 12 rounds. A lot of people thought Chisora won and Dillian Whyte got the nod. Either way, if Chisora beats Whyte then we will be going after Chisora. I am pretty sure that the boxing fans in the UK, as much they love Whyte-Chisora, they will love a Whyte-Parker rematch," Barry told

Parker (24-20 returns to the ring on December 15th in New Zealand against Alexander Flores (17-1-1).

The New Zealand native is coming off consecutive losses to Whyte and WBA/WBO/IBF/IBO champion Anthony Joshua.  Barry is very confident that is fighter will bounce back and expects him to be back in a big fight very soon.

"It has been a really big year for our team. We have come up short the last couple of fights and there are people who are saying that this is it and maybe Joseph is done but let's remember Joseph is 26 years old. He knows what it is like to get to the mountain top. He has been there before. For us the challenge is getting there again and it is going to be twice as sweet," Barry stated.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Jkp on 12-06-2018

[QUOTE=Tyistall;19328597]Is Parker's team still talking? At all? They need to go back to New Zealand and get back on those Burger King cards and win a couple before opening their mouths to comment on anything. Parker is a gatekeeper at…

Comment by Jkp on 12-06-2018

[QUOTE=P4Pdunny;19330932]That's from your POV, and mine cos I agree but for Whyte, why would he want to do it again when after he likely beats Chisora he gets his massive payday against AJ. By the way, I think that AJ…

Comment by P4Pdunny on 12-06-2018

[QUOTE=Jkp;19329041]Unfinished business with whyte, illegal heads butt knock down, and whyte still finished the fight on his back half dead. No fight makes more sense than parker rematch. He'll clearly fight AJ next if it's available but no one except…

Comment by Jkp on 12-05-2018

[QUOTE=P4Pdunny;19328284]Not sure what a Parker fight does for Whyte if he wins. I could see Chisora taking it if the moneys right as he always alludes to.[/QUOTE] Unfinished business with whyte, illegal heads butt knock down, and whyte still finished…

Comment by Tyistall on 12-05-2018

Is Parker's team still talking? At all? They need to go back to New Zealand and get back on those Burger King cards and win a couple before opening their mouths to comment on anything. Parker is a gatekeeper at…

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