Eddie Hearn and his Matchroom Boxing promotion are prepared for a stacked fight card in Manchester in what promises to be an enthralling night of boxing as we head into the summer months.
The main event will see heavyweight bruisers Chisora and Parker face off against each other - in a fight that was in the making since 2019. Sadly, the New Zealander was forced to pull out from the bout due to a spider bite.
That being said, Parker has won his last four fights in a row on the back of his defeat to Dillian Whyte via unanimous decision in 2018. Chisora has fought at the highest level and has never been afraid to duck away from a big fight, losing most recently to rising Ukrainian star Oleksandr Usyk, also via unanimous decision.
With the time until the bell rings drawing ever closer, here is everything that we know about this fight night so far...
Hearn recently admitted that this was the “best card” he has ever put on. Two fights on the card are yet to be officially confirmed with fighters currently without opponents.
Here is the full fight card for the event, with some big names taking part in a stacked undercard.
- MAIN EVENT: Dereck Chisora v Joseph Parker
- Dmitry Bivol v Craig Richards – for WBA (Super) light-heavyweight title
- James Tennyson v Jovanni Straffon – for vacant IBO lightweight title
- Katie Taylor v Natasha Jonas – for WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO, and The Ring female lightweight title
- Chris Eubank Jr v Marcus Morrison
- Campbell Hatton v TBA
- Scott Fitzgerald v TBA
Read more: Chisora vs Parker: Who is on the Undercard?
For the main event, the fighters are set to make their ring walk from around 10:30 pm depending on how long the bouts beforehand last. There has been no official confirmation at this time and we will update you as soon as we have more details.
The fight will only be available to watch on Sky Sports Box Office via pay-per-view which can be purchased for £19.95 right now. Click here for more details.
We are unable to find details regarding tickets at this time. Any information regarding this will be posted here.
It was announced that Matchroom’s fight night will take place at the Manchester Arena.
The 12-round heavyweight showdown is set to take place on Saturday 1st May in what is a typical bank holiday weekend in the UK.
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