Derek Chisora vs Joseph Parker LIVE: Updates and result including Katie Taylor vs Natasha Jonas

Derek Chisora vs Joseph Parker LIVE: Heavyweight veteran takes on former world champion in Manchester as last-minute coin toss drama is avoided following phone call from MOTHER

It almost fell through at the final hurdle over a coin toss, but Derek Chisora and Joseph Parker will meet in the ring in a heavyweight battle tonight, with the stakes high for both men. 

Chisora, 37, is looking to bounce back from his defeat to Oleksandr Usyk last time out and keep his Indian summer going, having propelled up the rankings with the support of former rival David Haye.

DelBoy will be under no illusions with the task at hand in Manchester, though, with Parker eager for another tilt at the heavyweight title having lost his WBO belt to Anthony Joshua in 2018.

The New Zealander has only two losses on his professional record – to AJ and Dillian Whyte – and will look to make it five wins on the trot after he is done with the bulldozing Chisora this evening. 

Follow Sportsmail’s OLLIE LEWIS for live coverage of Derek Chisora vs Joseph Parker, as well as the co-main event of Katie Taylor vs Natasha Jonas and the undercard results.