Derek Chisora vs Joseph Parker date: UK start time, ring walks, how to watch tonight and full undercard including Katie Taylor, Chris Eubank Jr and Campbell Hatton

The heavyweight clash between Derek Chisora and Joseph Parker headlines a huge night of British boxing tonight.

Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom have been busy preparing for a stacked card in Manchester and a blockbuster show to kick off the summer in style.

Dereck Chisora will take on Joseph Parker tonight
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The main event will see heavyweight stars Chisora and Parker face off.

These two were set to clash in 2019 but Parker was forced to pull out due to a spider bite.

Now, the New Zealander is fit again and has won his last four bouts. Chisora, meanwhile, lost to Oleksandr Usyk last October and will want to hit back.

There will be plenty of elite action on the night and here’s everything we know about it…

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Chisora v Parker: Date and how to watch

This 12-round heavyweight bout is set for Saturday, May 1 and will take place at the Manchester Arena.

The main event ring walks are expected from 10:30pm UK time.

There will be a stacked card before the headline fight with a host of big names in action.

As such, it will be a pay-per-view event in the UK with Sky Sports Box Office showing the action for a price of £19.95.


Derek Chisora threatens to quit fight with Joseph Parker over row on ring walks and then loses coin toss live on TV

Heavyweight rivals Derek Chisora and Joseph Parker will face off in the co-main event this weekend
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Chisora v Parker: Undercard

There will be plenty of high-profile names on the undercard including Katie Taylor, Chris Eubank Jr and Campbell Hatton, son of boxing legend Ricky.

There will also be the light-heavyweight title clash between Dmitry Bivol and Craig Richards.

  • MAIN EVENT: Derek Chisora v Joseph Parker
  • CO-MAIN EVENT: Katie Taylor v Natasha Jonas – for WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO, and The Ring female lightweight title
  • Dmitry Bivol v Craig Richards – for WBA (Super) light-heavyweight title
  • Chris Eubank Jr v Marcus Morrison
  • James Tennyson v Jovanni Straffon – for vacant IBO lightweight title
  • Campbell Hatton v Levi Dunn
  • Scott Fitzgerald v Gregory Trenel

Chisora v Parker: What’s been said?

Derek Chisora said: “If I had boxed for the title he won in New Zealand [against Andy Ruiz Jr in December 2016], I would have won it as well. There’s not much really happening in New Zealand.

“If that fight was on a different continent he’d have lost it because when Ruiz was bringing the heat on and pushing the fight… it went Joe’s way because it was his show.

“But really and truly I’ve got respect for Joe and I don’t have anything bad to say about Joe because he hasn’t done anything bad in the sport.

“He has been given fights and he has fought those fights.”

Campbell Hatton will be back in the ring this weekend
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