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Derek Chisora vs Joseph Parker tops the bill on a big night of boxing in Manchester

Derek Chisora vs Joseph Parker tops the bill on a big night of boxing in Manchester

(Mark Robinson Matchroom Boxing)

Derek Chisora battles Joseph Parker in a heavyweight battle which will propel the winner to the brink of a world title eliminator and the loser to purgatory.

It could be a fight that sees desperation, hunger and desire to grit it out when the pair engage and start to trade, which feels inevitable with the pressure that ‘War’ – or is back to ‘Delboy’ after his pre-fight antics – can bring.

The aforementioned pre-fight antics, which saw Chisora dispute who walks to the ring first, jeopardising the fight and the entire card, have died down now and the fight is on in Manchester, with a packed undercard and some big names.

Katie Taylor is looking to prove her class against Natasha Jonas, while Chris Eubank Jr returns and the journey of Campbell Hatton continues. Craig Richards will also look to stun the world when he faces the fearsome unbeaten light heaavyweight world champion Dmitry Bivol.

Tune in for all the build-up to the big one, plus undercard commentary and results from the Manchester Arena:

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Bivol vs Richards

Round 6: Nice body work from Bivol as he wears down his opponent in the middle rounds.

Richards hasn’t really upped the pace at all to make it uncomfortable for the Russian – easier said than done, I know. But he has to work more on the inside because this pitty-patter jabbing style will not be winning rounds against the busy, razor sharp Bivol.

A nice right misses the whiskers of Richards but the Russian is getting closer and closer to landing that money shot.

A lightning quick exchange inside the final 20 seconds sees Richards land a nice left hook. Not enough again though.

Dylan Terry1 May 2021 19:49


Bivol vs Richards

Largely sums up the fight so far…

(Mark Robinson Matchroom Boxing)

Dylan Terry1 May 2021 19:46


Bivol vs Richards

Round 5: Bivol looks good, don’t get me wrong. But I don’t think Beterbiev will be quaking in his boots on the back of this display.

A quieter round as Bivol assesses his options. A nice combination from Richards receives an audible applause from the Brit’s corner, although Bivol barely moved.

The jab continues to mark up Richards’ face but the underdog may well have stolen a round there as he thumps a left hook in to close the show.

Dylan Terry1 May 2021 19:45


Bivol vs Richards

Round 4: Bivol with a nice left hook to the temple of Richards and some lovely jabs allow him to take control at the start of this round.

Richards continues to enjoy some success with the jab and perhaps showing one or two weaknesses that Bivol may be made to pay for against better quality opposition.

But the Russian looks like he can cope with this pace all night. That crouched style sees him land another lightning fast jab before ducking under a Richards swing.

It’s much more competitive than we anticipated, but Bivol is still ticking off the rounds.

Dylan Terry1 May 2021 19:41


Bivol vs Richards

Round 3: Piercing jab from Bivol snaps Richards back into reality at the start of the third. There’s a clear gulf in class here.

The straight jab is finding the target from Richards but Bivol isn’t flinching one bit as he continues to march forward.

Ooo good shot from Richards! He lands a one-two to get the attention of Bivol and then lands another right-hand through the guard. Lovely work from the Brit!

But Bivol forces him back immediately and ends the round strong. Better from Richards, but Bivol is still largely in control.

(Mark Robinson Matchroom Boxing)

Dylan Terry1 May 2021 19:37


Bivol vs Richards

Round 2: Jittery head and body movement from Bivol is supreme, really top draw. He kicks off round two by varying up his jab, turning the lead left hand into a nice hook around the guard of Richards.

An exchange of jabs sees Bivol land the cleaner of the pair but Richards responds with a nice right hand down the pipe.

Oh that’s a lovely left hand to the body from Bivol! Richards’ face tells a story, he was hurt badly there, stumbling across the ring as Bivol chases him down.

The British underdog survives but you already feel it is a matter of time.

Dylan Terry1 May 2021 19:33


Bivol vs Richards

Round 1: Here we go then. Richards dwarfed Bivol as the pair came face-to-face before the first bell there. Could his size come into play?

Richards gets to work straight away with a nice jab as he moves around the ring. Bivol stalking his pray with menacing patience and begins to let the right hand go to the body as we enter the second minute.

Constant pressure throughout the round from Bivol without an awful lot of action. Nice body shot from Richards comes in late on before a right creeps through with ten seconds remaining.

Tough round to call. Decent start from the Brit.

Dylan Terry1 May 2021 19:30


Bivol wants the big fights

Bivol will be looking for a unification fight against Artur Beterbiev if he comes through this evening. That is THE fight in the 175-pound division.

Richards walking to the ring now.

Dylan Terry1 May 2021 19:19


Bivol vs Richards

(Dave Thompson Matchroom Boxing)

Dylan Terry1 May 2021 19:16


Bivol vs Richards

Dmitry Bivol defends his WBA light-heavyweight title against Craig Richards in just a few moments time. You would expect Bivol to blow the British champion away with very few problems.

This would be a HUGE upset if Richards can spring a surprise – a man who has already been beaten by Frank Buglioni at domestic level.

Dylan Terry1 May 2021 19:14

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