US News: 'I had a feeling he would pull out': Dereck Chisora says he knew Joseph Parker would pull out of heavyweight clash after the New Zealander withdrew due to a SPIDER BITE - - PressFrom - United Kingdom
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US News 'I had a feeling he would pull out': Dereck Chisora says he knew Joseph Parker would pull out of heavyweight clash after the New Zealander withdrew due to a SPIDER BITE

16:15  17 october  2019
16:15  17 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Joseph Parker 's manager has revealed the effects a spider had on him after he was forced to pull out of a fight with Dereck Chisora . The 27-year-old's manager David Higgins said the fighter is now in 'good spirits' and still wants a fight before the year is out after his three-week illness, but it depends

Chisora hit out at Warren in an unprovoked verbal attack ahead of his fight with David Price on October 26. Warren and Chisora have worked together The north London-based heavyweight was due to face former Anthony Joshua foe, Joseph Parker , next before the New Zealander pulled out through

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Dereck Chisora admits he thought Joseph Parker would withdraw from their now postponed heavyweight fight and says he has unfinished business with the New Zealander.

Parker withdrew from the October 26 fight at the O2 Arena after illness caused by a spider bite - British fighter David Price will now face Chisora instead.

But Chisora, who won his last fight against Artur Szpilka via a second-round knockout in July, told Sky Sports: 'When I met Joseph in LA, I had a feeling he would pull out. My mind was already set that he might pull out.'

a man wearing sunglasses: Dereck Chisora will now have to focus on beating David Price after Parker's withdrawal © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Dereck Chisora will now have to focus on beating David Price after Parker's withdrawal

Chisora admitted he had unfinished business with former WBO heavyweight title holder Parker, and was sceptical of Parker's reasoning for withdrawing.

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'I told him the truth [when we met] and he didn't like it. Then I heard he's got a spider bite. Whatever.'

Chisora's manager, former heavyweight champion David Haye, comically questioned whether a rearranged fight would be possible.

Joseph Parker's last fight was a 10th-round knockout victory against Alex Leapai in June © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Joseph Parker's last fight was a 10th-round knockout victory against Alex Leapai in June

'If he gets well soon. What powers will he have after a spider bite? It worked out well for Peter Parker,' Haye joked.

Meanwhile, Parker's manager David Higgins insisted that his fighter is still very keen to face Chisora, but confirmed Parker had no choice but to pull out.

'He's in good spirits, he's back in training. I saw the British media sort of mocked the spider bite thing, but the honest feeling for the doctors, we think it actually was a spider bite,' Higgins maintained.

'I had a feeling he would pull out': Dereck Chisora says he knew Joseph Parker would pull out of heavyweight clash after the New Zealander withdrew due to a SPIDER BITE

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Prograis says he didn’t know much about the 35-year-old former heavyweight world title challenger At the time, Chisora was supposed to be fighting for WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker , which However, Parker pulled out of the card recently, complaining about being bitten by a spider .

'I'm no expert, but it sort of destroys your immune system, your health. You are fatigued. He was ordered by medical professionals to stand down for three weeks.

'Make no mistake, we wanted to fight Chisora, we still do. We'll just see what happens.'

David Price holding his hands up: David Price has stepped in to fight Chisora at the 02 Arena in London on October 26 © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited David Price has stepped in to fight Chisora at the 02 Arena in London on October 26

Nonetheless Chisora, who has a 31-9 professional record, will still fight on the 02 Arena card in nine days time against compatriot David Price, who is 25-6 in his career.

The pair are actually good friends, but Chisora exclaimed that friendship will go out the window in the lead-up to the fight.

The bout will co-headline the London event alongside Josh Taylor and Regis Prograis' world super-lightweight unification fight.

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