30 Apr 2021

Joseph Parker's new trainer helps for fight against Chisora

From First Up, 5:31 am on 30 April 2021

Joseph Parker's path back to the heavyweight world title reaches another crossroads this weekend when the New Zealand boxer fights British veteran Derek Chisora in Manchester. The former WBO belt holder has four straight wins since back-to-back losses in 2018, putting him inside the top 10 with three of the sport's four major sanctioning bodies. But Parker's underwhelming win over Junior Fa in February has left him with plenty to prove in the title contender conversation - and he hopes a split from longtime trainer Kevin Barry to link up with Irishman Andy Lee will spark a return to the summit of the sport. The 29 year old told Clay Wilson the new partnership is just what he needed ahead of Sunday's fight against Chisora.