Derek Chisora vs. Joseph Parker – May 1, 2021

| April 30, 2021 1:46 am PDT

Joseph Parker can push himself back into title contention with a win over Derek Chisora in Manchester this Saturday.

If you’re betting on Chisora vs. Parker, this betting preview will help you choose the right wagers for the fight. Additionally, I’ll be covering the odds for Chisora vs. Parker, the best bets, and providing my predictions for the heavyweight showdown in England.

Let’s start with who I fancy winning the bout and we’ll work our way through the rest.

Chisora or Parker – Who Wins This Fight?

  • Joseph Parker by Decision

Although this is a potential banana skin for the Kiwi, I’m happy with my betting pick for Chisora vs. Parker.

Chisora is always game but not as technically sound as the Kiwi. Put simply; he will struggle to get to his man.

I’ll be touching upon my predictions for Chisora vs. Parker a little later, which means expanding on why I see him getting the nod on the scorecards. Stay tuned for more.

Before we go any further, I think you’ll be interested to see the odds for Saturday’s fight.

Latest Odds for Chisora vs. Parker Odds

Derek Chisora to Win+150
Joseph Parker to Win-180

If you’re going the same way as myself, Parker’s odds to beat Chisora are -180 with MyBookie.

I think that’s a really good price for the former heavyweight title contender, who takes a record of 28-2 into the ring. He suffered back-to-back losses against Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte in 2018 but has picked up four consecutive wins since then. Albeit over less than dangerous opposition.

Chisora’s odds to beat Parker are +150, which I wouldn’t touch. 

Yes, “Del Boy” has a puncher’s chance in this fight, but that isn’t reflected in the Chisora vs. Parker betting line. If anything, I think his talent is being played up here, and there’s not a spark of value in the price on offer.

If you’re still keen to gamble on Chisora vs. Parker, I’d recommend taking a look at the following bets.  

Best Bets for Chisora vs. Parker

Parker to Win–180
Parker to Win by Decision+175

The prop bets for Chisora vs. Parker are available right now on the top online sportsbooks for boxing.

I have spent a little bit of time going through them and have decided to play things safe. I don’t need to go crazy with outlandish bets on this fight, but instead recommend to keep it tight with the two wagers above.

First, the odds for Parker to win are good enough to take. I don’t see how he loses this fight, barring something very unfortunate or out of the blue. Chisora’s best chance of winning is by knockout, but that would be a first for the Kiwi. Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte couldn’t take his chin, and I don’t fancy Chisora doing it.

My pick for Chisora vs. Parker is a decision win for the 29-year-old over his British opponent. The odds above are more than good enough to tempt even the most cautious gambler, and I can’t see anything wrong with them at all.

Why Parker Beats Chisora

Parker’s manager, David Higgins, claimed in the pre-fight presser that Parker will retire Chisora.

I don’t agree. I think the Zimbabwe-born puncher will continue to fight after this one. The former WBO Inter-Continental heavyweight champ still has a few fights left in the tank, but I can’t see him fighting anyone of Parker’s caliber after Saturday.

The South Auckland man comes into this fight off a new training camp under Andy Lee, a former student of the late, great Emmanuel Steward. He has just turned 29 and is ready for another shot at becoming a world champion. His preparations are all spot, and he’s ready to rock.

Conversely, Chisora is approaching the latter stages of his career. He’s not got much to offer other than a puncher’s chance in this fight. Other than a couple of exchanges in the opening rounds, I don’t see him finding range or settling at all. Defensively, Parker will be too tight and will box his way to a convincing win.

More Boxing Matches to Bet On This Weekend

My pick for Chisora vs. Parker is in the books, and it’s the Kiwi I fancy to take the win in Manchester on May 1.

This is not the only fight this weekend. In fact, there are a bunch of awesome bouts you can bet on, and we have covered the picks for the fights.

You can check out the latest odds, predictions, and picks for this weekend’s boxing here.

Enjoy the fights!

Adam Haynes
Adam Haynes

Adam is a sports writer and tipster with a strong background in MMA, boxing, and combat sports.

When Adam isn't writing about those, as well as politics, rugby, and Gaelic Games, he can be found working on methods and strategies to beat the bookies.

For his troubles, Adam is a fan of Leinster Rugby, Glasgow Celtic, and trusting the process.

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