Dereck Chisora's new trainer Buddy McGirt reveals their gameplan for Joseph Parker fight

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Dereck Chisora's new trainer Buddy McGirt has outlined how he intends to have the Brit conquer Joseph Parker on May 1 in a fight that airs live on Sky Sports Box Office in the U.K. and Ireland and DAZN elsewhere.

Chisora made the switch recently and New Zealand's former world heavyweight champion Parker will be the controversial slugger's first opponent under the new regime.

McGirt told Sky Sports that they intend to maximise and fine-tune Chisora's trademark high-pressure approach.

"I mean it's not going to be an easy task, but we've just got to keep the heat on him. It's not a secret. Keep the pressure and the heat on, and make him uncomfortable, every second of every round."

Asked if he thinks Parker can handle these tactics, McGirt said: "No, personally no. If you try to stay on the outside with Parker, he'll eat your lunch box. He'll tear you up. But if you put that heat on him and make it hot in the kitchen, it's a different ball game.

"I can tell you, he's got the right nickname, 'War'. He's very unique, he just wants to rumble. The key is to get him to rumble in a smarter way, that can just make it better for him.

"I don't see him as a challenge. I think it's communication. You can tell somebody something, but if you tell them and show them, that's the difference. If you can't show the guy, his confidence isn't going to be the best in you.

"Nothing big, minor adjustments. Have a little more control over the punches that he throws, and work on his balance a little more and everything else will take care of itself."

Check to see if Chisora vs. Parker and Katie Taylor's undisputed lightweight title defence vs. Natasha Jonas is available on DAZN in your country here.


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