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Joseph Parker feels good ahead of Derek Chisora fight

Joseph Parker says that he will be "sharper" in his fight with Derek Chisora.

The New Zealander will face Chisora in a heavyweight clash tomorrow (01.05.21) and feels that his preparation for the bout will be seen in the ring.

Parker said: "I’m very prepared for this fight, I’ve had a great training camp with Andy Lee in Ireland, then we moved over to Morecambe and got some great sparring under our belt, great pad work, bag, everything.

"I feel like with this fight, physically and mentally, I’m in a great place – probably the best I’ve been in a while.

"You will see some good changes. I'll be sharper, with better movement and better footwork. I'll be focused for the whole fight. If I execute the game-plan that Andy has put in place, it should be a good night for Team Parker. I expect Derek to be Derek - to apply pressure from the beginning, throwing punches and bombs."

Parker was previously a world champion and knows a victory against Chisora could set him on that path once again.

He said: "I've been a world champion before and I want to be world champion again. In order to achieve that goal I have to get Derek out of the way first. Then set up the other fights that are out there. We've done everything we can to prepare for whatever he brings.

"I think this is the perfect fight at the right time. We’re right there, get a good victory and there’s many other great fights out there to be made and to position yourself when the titles are free to fight for. This is a big card, not only the main event but the undercard fights are very exciting, I’m looking forward to Saturday."

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