Derek Chisora vs. Joseph Parker rematch possible, says Eddie Hearn

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Derek Chisora-Joseph Parker (Mark Robinson/Dave Thompson/Matchroom Boxing)

Eddie Hearn is ready to make a rematch between Derek Chisora and Joseph Parker and believes his fighter did enough to win their first match-up.

The 37-year-old Briton floored Parker at the start of the first round and dominated the early stages of the bout, but Parker grew into the contest, before winning on a judges’ decision.

Many observers felt it would have been a fair call if Chisora had got the nod, and Hearn himself thinks he was the victor.

Speaking on the DAZN Boxing Show, Hearn claimed: “I thought Chisora won the fight. 

“I thought he won the 12th round to win the fight. He was walking the first six rounds, then he fell asleep. “

"Parker started coming into the fight. I gave him the 12th round. If anyone was going to win the fight it was Derek Chisora.”

With Chisora calling for another fight with Parker and showing little interest in retirement, the Matchroom head said he was happy to explore a rematch.

“We'll talk about the rematch, with a fantastic card,” he said.

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