Joseph Parker’s desire for battle will be shattered by Derek Chisora, who will bring unbearable ‘warmth’ from the opening bell, new British heavyweight coach Buddy McGirt has said.
Chisora worked on a brutal game plan with the much-respected American Cornerman ahead of the heavyweight clash with Parker on May 1. live of Sky Sports ticket office.
Parker has racked up four wins since his last loss, a dramatic showdown with Dillian Whyte in 2018, but Chisora intends to smash New Zealand resistance with relentless aggression.
“I mean it won’t be an easy task, but we just have to keep the fire on him,” McGirt said. Sky Sports.
“It’s no secret. Keep the pressure and the heat, and make him uncomfortable, every second of every round.”
When asked if Parker could handle these tactics, McGirt replied, “No, personally no.
“If you try to stay outside with Parker, he’ll eat your lunch box.” It will tear you apart. But if you put that heat on it and heat it up in the kitchen, it’s a different ball game.
Chisora emerged with credit from his latest fight against Oleksandr Usyk, the undisputed former cruiserweight champion, who was forced to dig deep for a points victory last October.
McGirt doesn’t want to change Chisora’s all-action style, although he believes the 37-year-old can still make some crucial improvements at this point in his career.
“I can tell you, he has the right nickname, ‘War.’ He’s very unique, he just wants to scold,” McGirt said.
“The key is to make him scold in a smarter way, it can just make it better for him.
“I don’t see it as a challenge. I think it’s communication. You can say something to someone, but if you tell them and show them, that’s the difference.
“If you can’t show the guy, his confidence won’t be the best in you.”
“Nothing big, minor adjustments. Have a little more control over the shots he throws, and work a little more on his balance and everything else will take care of itself.”
Parker also changed his training squad by bringing in Andy Lee, the former world middleweight champion who was mentored by the legendary Emanuel Steward.
Lee was Tyson Fury’s assistant coach for the win over Deontay Wilder and the Irishman is now preparing Parker for a tactical battle with McGirt.
“I really don’t know him, but he was taught by one of the best,” McGirt said.
“I’m sure he learned a lot from him. It’s going to be a very interesting evening.”