Derek Chisora’s mother arranges a heated ring walk that almost got Joseph Parker fight canceled – as she acts as ‘voice of reason’ after Brit stormed away
- Derek Chisora’s mother argued about the ring walk for Joseph Parker’s fight
- The two heavyweights tossed a coin to decide who ran first
- Chisora stormed off the weigh-in because of the decision and threatened to cancel
- His manager David Haye revealed that his mother, Viola, convinced him to fight
Derek Chisora’s mother settled a heated argument that almost caused his heavyweight fight against Joseph Parker to be canceled.
The two fighters decided to toss a coin to see who entered the ring first at the Manchester Arena on May 1.
After stepping off the scales at Friday’s weigh-in, Chisora decided he didn’t want the coin toss to take place and stormed out of the room after a back and forth game with Parker and his team.
Derek Chisora’s mother settled an argument that nearly canceled Joseph Parker’s fight
The Briton declined to honor their agreement to flip a coin to see who would come in last
Parker had won the toss and with that the right to finish in second place on Saturday evening
Chisora’s manager Haye took part in the coin toss in an attempt to solve the problem, but New Zealander Parker won it and was then given the right to run second.
The British heavyweight’s reaction almost put the fight in jeopardy, but his manager David Haye revealed that his mother Viola persuaded ‘Delboy’ to continue the fight weekend.
“It sounds crazy,” Haye told Sky Sports News. “I didn’t see the fight happen with Derek running to the ring first.
Fortunately, the voice of reason came in – Viola, Derek’s sweet mother, and she’s the only person he really listens to.
An angry Chisora looks out the window of his hotel room in Manchester on Friday afternoon
Chisora is about to headline a stacked card at the Manchester Arena against Parker
‘I spoke to Viola about an hour ago and she said,’ I told him he’s coming to the ring first, as he promised, and that’s that.
‘I talked to Derek, and Derek more or less agreed, yes he agrees.
‘The battle is 100 percent over. Derek will walk to the ring first as he should have, because he lost the coin toss. We are having a fight. ‘
This isn’t the first time that Chisora, who dropped the scales at 17th 12lbs on Friday, has threatened to pull out of a fight if he doesn’t get his way, after coincidentally doing it in 2019 when he first hit the program was standing. on Parker.
That fight would continue on the undercard of Josh Taylor’s unification clash with Regis Prograis in the World Boxing Super Series final before Parker had to pull out due to a spider bite.
“ You want to put these guys on my show, and nobody knows about it, and try to rob me, ” Chisora said during a furious rant at a September 2019 press conference.
The veteran heavyweight threatened to retire from a fight with Parker in 2019 in a row because of his pay
“Don’t worry about the Muhammad Ali trophy (the prize Taylor and Prograis competed for). If I’m not going to be a main event, I want more money or I’ll take off the show.
Boxing is thriving on the heavyweights now.
‘Nobody cares about you [Regis Prograis] let’s be honest. Don’t get me started, I don’t give that much. Am I on the main stage yes or no? If I’m not, I want more money. ‘