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Dereck Chisora vs. Joseph Parker weigh-in results: heavyweights, Katie Taylor, Natasha Jonas hit scales for Saturday

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Dereck Chisora weighed in five pounds lighter than he did for his Halloween 2020 fight with Oleksandr Usyk when he stepped on the scales 24 hours before his bout with New Zealand's Joseph Parker, airing live on DAZN everywhere except the UK, Ireland, New Zealand, Samoa and China.

Chisora (32-10, 23 KOs) came in at 250.8 lbs, six months after giving a reading of 255 ½ lbs for the loss to the undefeated Usyk. It's also his lightest weight since the second fight with Dillian Whyte back in December 2018.

The reading continues the narrative that Chisora's manager David Haye has found the key to motivating the mercurial 37-year-old, which showed in his impressive outing en route to defeat to the Ukrainian late last year. The addition of new trainer Buddy McGirt is also likely to be playing a factor.

Meanwhile, Parker (28-2, 21 KOs) hit the scales at 241.2 lbs, a shade over two months removed from his Auckland victory over compatriot Junior Fa. Like Chisora, Parker has also brought in a new trainer for this fight, former middleweight world champion and member of Tyson Fury's coaching staff, Andy Lee.

In the chief support, undisputed lightweight women's champion Katie Taylor (17-0, 6 KOs) weighed 134.8 lbs for her 10th defense in the division as she prepares to get reacquainted with London 2012 Olympics opponent Natasha Jonas (9-1-1, 7 KOs), who came in just lighter at 134.7.

Another world title bout on the show sees WBA light-heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol (17-0, 11 KOs) make his first defense since the COVID-19 pandemic began, as Britain's Craig Richards (16-1-1, 9 KOs) attempts to avoid becoming Bivol title defense number seven. The champion came in at 174.1 lbs while 'The Spider' weighed 174.6 lbs.

Chisora-Parker undercard weights

  • Chris Eubank Jr. (29-2, 22 KOs) 161.9 lbs vs. Marcus Morrison (23-3, 16 KOs) 161.8 lbs.
  • Campbell Hatton (1-0, 0 KOs) 135.9 lbs vs. Levi Dunn (0-4, 0 KOs) 134.5 lbs
  • Johnny Fisher (1-0, 1 KO) 245.7 lbs vs. Phil Williams (3-27-1, 1 KO) 268.7 lbs
  • James Tennyson (28-3, 24 KOs) 134.6 lbs vs. Jovanni Straffon (23-3-1, 16 KOs) 133.2 lbs
  • Scott Fitzgerald (14-0, 9 KOs) 169.4 lbs vs. Gregory Trenel (13-6-2, 3 KOs) 166.2 lbs

Chisora vs. Parker airs Saturday May 1, live on DAZN across most of the globe.

 

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