Scorecard Of Joseph Parker’s Win Over Derek Chisora Leaves Fans Shocked
Boxing fans were stunned to see the judges’ scorecards for the thrilling heavyweight rematch between Derek Chisora and Joseph Parker.
Parker made it 2-0 against Chisora, but the scores of 115-110, 115-111 and 114-112 did injustice to his decision victory. Boxing experts were baffled to see the scores since Parker had dominated almost every round of the 12-round showdown.
Mike Coppinger was just as stunned as the other boxing fans.
114-112, 115-110 and 115-111 for Joseph Parker. Good thing he scored all those knockdowns because the judges were trying to rob him!! What a joke. Can’t see more than two rounds for Chisora. #ParkerChisora2 https://t.co/C40oowFq6K
— Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) December 18, 2021
These are criminally — criminally — bad scorecards. Parker scored three knockdowns and won at least nine rounds. These are investigation-worry scorecards. https://t.co/yDwU7SA2Rx
— Chris Mannix (@SIChrisMannix) December 18, 2021
Nonetheless, viewers praised Chisora for withstanding three knockdowns, not giving up and going the distance. Even his rival was in awe of his bravery.
“He was one tough guy, he didn’t stop coming until the end,” Parker said in the post-fight interview.
“I felt stronger in there and it was important to start well. I stuck to the game plan as best I could but there is more to come. He’s a credit to the sport of boxing; he’s very entertaining.”
Matchroom Sports head, Eddie Hearn had a similar reaction.
“How that fight went 12 rounds, I’ll never know,” he said.