NZ Herald nzherald.co.nz 29 Apr, 2021 04:15 am

Patrick McKendry: Unpredictable Derek Chisora makes Joseph Parker surprise offer

Patrick McKendry: Unpredictable Derek Chisora makes Joseph Parker surprise offer
Chisora's offer appears a strange contradiction from the man who called Parker a chicken.

The 37-year-old Chisora has a long history of such antics, and worse, but he also has a nice line in comic timing and he has spoken well of the need for those in the United Kingdom, and elsewhere, to look after their mental health during the pandemic and its associated lockdowns.Parker is also a crowd pleaser, a man with a growing fanbase in the United Kingdom who picked up new supporters by the day during his camp in Dublin and Morecambe, the latter an hour's drive north of Manchester, thanks to his approachability and that of his new Irish trainer Andy Lee.A win will grow that support and keep him in the United Kingdom for another fight at least.Joseph Parker's final training session at Tyson Fury’s gym in Morecambe where he has spent 8 weeks with new trainer Andy Lee.

Video / Spark Sport Derek Chisora, the man with the table-throwing, press conference brawling past, has invited Joseph Parker to breakfast before their fight on Sunday.Joseph Parker (L) a Derek Chisora.

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