Boxing: Dereck Chisora beats Senad Gashi, sets up potential clash against Joseph Parker

British boxer Dereck Chisora has set up a potential clash with Kiwi Joseph Parker by beating Senad Gashi in an underwhelming bout.

Chisora claimed a unanimous points decision victory over his Albanian opponent at the O2 Arena in London on Sunday (NZ time).

The 35-year-old was returning for the first time since being smashed by London rival Dillian Whyte last time out.

The fight was a somewhat laboured affair, with Gashi adopting a defensive strategy which saw him safely through the 10 rounds.

But the win for Chisora sets up a likely bout against Parker, who hasn't fought since December when he beat Alexander Flores.

The fight would likely take place on the undercard of Dillian Whyte's fight against Columbian Oscar Rivas.

There are also talks Chisora could fight Englishman Dave Allen, but his promoter David Haye likes the prospects of fighting the former WBO champion.

"From our side, it can be made very, very easily," Haye told Sky Sports UK.

"Joseph Parker is a great fighter. He's a friend of mine, he's used my gym in the past when he's been over here.

"I think that fight in the summer is great," added Haye. "Joseph Parker is the perfect opponent for Derek.

"He is someone else who is coming off a good run of form, obviously he's lost to Dillian Whyte and to Anthony Joshua, but apart from that, he's got a perfect record.

"He's known in the UK, and people know he comes to fight. He's always in exciting fights; Dillian Whyte was very exciting. I hope him and his team are ready to come over because Derek definitely is ready and we can make a fight with Parker.

"I think both of their styles would gel really well, Joseph is a lot younger, a hell of lot younger than Derek, but Derek has got the experience. He's been there, done it and mixed with the very best. It would be a good fight for the fans."


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