Boxing: Dereck Chisora win sets up bout with 'Australian Chicken' Joseph Parker

Boxing: Dereck Chisora win sets up bout with 'Australian Chicken' Joseph Parker

British heavyweight Dereck Chisora wasted no time clarifying which opponent he wants next after his second-round knockout win over Artur Szpilka on Sunday (NZT).

Chisora unleashed a flurry of body shots followed by a trio of hooks to send the Pole to the canvas, then took to the microphone to send a clear message to Kiwi Joseph Parker.

"We want to try and get Joseph Parker," said Chisora. "As long as he don't run like no Australian chicken, I'm down for that fight and I'm looking forward to that fight."

David Haye – Chisora's promoter – reiterated those wishes, stating his fighter had earned a crack at the former WBO world champion and that negotiations were already underway.

"Myself and Eddie [Hearn, Parker's promoter] were talking prior to this fight," said Haye. "He needed a spectacular performance to prove he was ready to challenge the elite.

"He proved it against Dillian Whyte, he didn't quite prove it in his last fight and this time round he wanted it, trained so hard because he wants that Parker fight.

"I spoke to Joseph Parker in Las Vegas and he said to my face "make the fight", so it's easy when both fighters want it. Parker’s promoted by Eddie also, so it’s an easy fight to make."

Parker took to social media to confirm as much, congratulating Chisora on his win and accepting the impending challenge.

"See you very soon," Parker wrote in an Instagram post.

Hearn also weighed in with his support for the bout, which he's previously slated for the undercard of the Anthony Joshua v Andy Ruiz rematch in November.

"It's a great fight," said Hearn. "He's a massive, massive fan's favourite, and he's given so much to British boxing. Le'’s do the Parker fight. Chisora s Parker, let's go."

The 27-year-old Parker is fresh off a dominant 10th-round TKO victory over Alex Leapai in his first fight as part of Hearn's Matchroom Boxing stable in June.

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