Heavyweight duo Dereck Chisora and Joseph Parker are beating the drum for a May 1 showdown after sharing a Facetime call discussing the fight.
Perennial contender Chisora released the video call with former WBO champion Parker on his social media platforms with the heavyweights apparently agreeing to face one another in two months’ time.
Chisora and Parker were supposed to meet in the ring in October 2019 before the New Zealander withdrew with, of all things, an illness caused by a spider bite.
“I’ve been trying to get hold of you, son!” said Chisora in a friendly Facetime exchange. “I’m ready to go. How about you? I’m ready to rock and roll, so you tell me, man.”
Parker, who amicably split with long-time trainer Kevin Barry yesterday, showed his willingness to make the bout.
“I’m ready to rock and roll, too, seriously. I’m ready to go. I’m looking forward to seeing you soon because you make people laugh and entertain. Let’s make it happen.”
“Let’s get the lawyers in,” concluded a cheerful Chisora.
Chisora-Parker looks a finely balanced contest on paper. ‘War’ gave a solid account of himself against WBO No.1 contender Oleksandr Usyk last October with Parker seemingly at a crossroads in his career after labouring to outpoint Kiwi rival Junior Fa at the weekend.