Chisora vs. Parker:

Matchroom Boxing is back this Saturday with a full day’s worth of action from Manchester, UK’s Manchester Arena.

Coverage of this Matchroom event begins at 1 p.m. ET, 10 a.m. PT on DAZN and features five confirmed fights.

For those inside the United Kingdom, SKY Sports Box Office will air this card at 6 p.m. UK time Saturday night.

Three title fights will precede the main event.

First up, the battle for the undisputed World Female Lightweight Championship between Katie Taylor (17-0, six knockouts) and Natasha Jones (9-1-1, seven knockouts) will take place in a 10-round fight at two minutes per round.

Secondly, the vacant IBO World Lightweight Championship is at stake between James Tennyson (28-3, 24 knockouts) and Jovanni Straffon (23-3-1, 16 knockouts) in a 12-round fight at three minutes per round.

In your co-main event of the evening, the WBA Super World Light Heavyweight Championship is at stake between Dimitry Bivol (17-0, 11 knockouts) and Craig Richards (16-1-1, nine knockouts), another 12-round fight at three minutes per round.

Your headliner sees a nontitle 12-round fight at Heavyweight between Dereck Chisora (32-10, 23 knockouts) and Joseph Parker (28-2, 21 knockouts).

We’ll break down all of these fights right now.

Undisputed World Female Lightweight Championship: Katie Taylor vs. Natasha Jones:

Contender Comparison:

Heading into the first title fight of the three, Natasha Jones is the taller woman, standing 5-foot-8, with Katie Taylor standing 5-foot-5.

How they got here:

Katie Taylor has yet to lose in her professional boxing career, most recently scoring a unanimous decision victory against Miriam Gutierrez in November of last year.

In the other corner, Natasha Jones has gone 3-1-1 in her last five fights, including a split draw last time out vs. Terri Harper last August.

The Tale of the Tape:

Boxrec shows that Katie Taylor owns a 66-inch reach, with no such information for Natasha Jones.

Prediction: Katie Taylor by first-round knockout.

Vacant IBO World Lightweight Championship: James Tennyson vs. Jovanni Straffon:

Contender Comparison:

Heading into the second title fight of the day, James Tennyson is the taller man at 5-foot-8, with Jovanni Straffon at 5-foot-6.

How they got here:

Tennyson has gone 5-0 in his last five fights, including a first-round knockout against Josh O’Reilly in December, this after O’Reilly had been knocked down twice during the round.

In the other corner, Straffon has also gone 5-0 in his last five fights, including a first-round knockout of Jose Eduardo Hernandez Rizo on Dec. 12.

The Tale of the Tape:

According to Boxrec, Straffon owns a 67-inch reach, with no such information for Tennyson.

Prediction: James Tennyson by second-round knockout.

Co-Main Event: WBA World Light Heavyweight Championship: Dimitry Bivol vs. Craig Richards:

Contender Comparison:

Going into the co-headliner, Craig Richards is the taller man at 6-foot-1, with Dimitry Bivol standing six feet even.

How they got here:

Bivol has yet to lose in his boxing career, most recently scoring a unanimous decision over Lenin Castillo in October of 2019 in Chicago.

In the other corner, Richards has gone 4-0-1 in his last five bouts, stopping Shakan Pitters (ninth-round TKO) last December in Redditch, UK.

The Tale of the Tape:

Boxrec shows that Richards owns a 73-inch reach, with no such information for Bivol.

Prediction: Dimitry Bivol by unanimous decision.

Heavyweight Main Event: Dereck Chisora vs. Joseph Parker:

Contender Comparison:

Heading into the main event, Joseph Parker is the taller man at 6-foot-4, with Dereck Chisora standing 6-foot-1 ½.

How they got here:

Chisora has posted a record of 3-2 in his last five matches, seeing a three-fight winning streak snapped last time out (unanimous decision) against Oleksander Usyk in December from Wembley.

In the other corner, Parker has gone 4-1 in his last five fights and enters on a four-fight winning streak, most recently defeating Junior Fa (unanimous decision) in February in Auckland.

The Tale of the Tape:

Boxrec shows that Parker owns a two-inch reach advantage (76 inches to 74 inches) over Chisora.

Prediction: Joseph Parker by unanimous decision.

One other confirmed bout happens on Chisora vs. Parker:

Chris Eubank Jr. (29-2, 22 knockouts) vs. Marcus Morrison (23-3, 16 knockouts) [Middleweight: 10 rounds at three minutes per round]

Matchroom Boxing: Chisora vs. Parker at a Glance: (Saturday)

Card: 1 p.m. ET, 10 a.m. PT, DAZN

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My name is Drew Zuhosky and I’m the MMA writer here at Armchair All-Americans. I’ve been an MMA fan for the better part of the last decade and I always make time to watch the fights. Whether it’s a Saturday night pay-per-view, an online exclusive, or a cable broadcast, there’s one certainty: Somewhere in my house, the TV will be on and I’ll be yelling at it. I sincerely hope that you will enjoy my articles on MMA. I pledge to you that my articles will be knockouts, not judges’ decisions. (Everybody hates judges’ decisions, anyway because there’s a chance for the element of human error involved in the outcome.) In any event, please check back to see what I have for you in terms of MMA material. Let’s get going.
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My name is Drew Zuhosky and I’m the MMA writer here at Armchair All-Americans. I’ve been an MMA fan for the better part of the last decade and I always make time to watch the fights. Whether it’s a Saturday night pay-per-view, an online exclusive, or a cable broadcast, there’s one certainty: Somewhere in my house, the TV will be on and I’ll be yelling at it. I sincerely hope that you will enjoy my articles on MMA. I pledge to you that my articles will be knockouts, not judges’ decisions. (Everybody hates judges’ decisions, anyway because there’s a chance for the element of human error involved in the outcome.) In any event, please check back to see what I have for you in terms of MMA material. Let’s get going.
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