DEREK CHISORA knocked down Joseph Parker within SEVEN seconds…but Parker recovered to win via split decision.

A gruelling heavyweight main event went down to the wire, with New Zealander Parker prevailing 113-115, 116-111, 115-113 in the end.

But Del Boy declared himself furious with the judges' decision, saying: "I train hard every day, I give everything in the gym, and when I put it all in there, these are the results I get."

And Parker's coach Andy Lee said: "After the fight, Joseph Parker came back and said, 'I'm not sure I'm going to get this.'"

On the undercard, Katie Taylor defeated Natasha Jonas in a thriller, and Chris Eubank Jr returned to action in triumphant fashion.

Follow all of the latest reaction from the fight below…

  • Thomas Blow

    SIMPLY THE BEST

    Chisora's professional boxing record is now 32-11 after his defeat to Parker.

    Although he's lost around a quarter of his fights, the 37-year-old still has an impressive CV.

    He's now fought Parker, Tyson Fury twice, Dillian Whyte twice, David Haye, Kubrat Pulev,  Carlos Takam, David Price, Oleksandr Usyk and Vitali Klitschko – among many more.

    Del Boy will be remembered as a box-office star.

    Credit: Dave Thompson Matchroom Boxing
  • Thomas Blow

    ANOTHER CLIP

    Here's another video of the crowd brawl during the Ruiz/Arreola bout.

    Keep an eye out for the shirtless man, who appears out of nowhere with his top off.

    Incredible scenes in California…

  • Thomas Blow

    THE REAL FIGHT

    Across the pond, Ruiz v Arreola wasn’t the main event in California.

    Right in the middle of the heavyweight bout, a HUGE brawl broke out in the audience.

    Despite the shameful scenes, ex-world champ Ruiz didn’t lose his focus and went on to secure the win.

    Here’s the video…

  • Thomas Blow

    OSCAR WORTHY

    Elsewhere in boxing, Oscar De La Hoya is planning a comeback.

    His opponent will be 'worldwide news' and 'one of the biggest fights' this year, Triller say.

    The boxing legend is set to return on July 3, which comes 12 years after Manny Pacquiao sent him into retirement.

    Social media app Triller, who have had Jake Paul and Mike Tyson headline on their platform, welcome De La Hoya back to the ring.

    And the brains behind the operation, film producer Ryan Kavanaugh, has teased the magnitude of the fight, believed to be against an MMA superstar.

    Kavanaugh told SunSport: "We are almost done, but if we get this person it will be worldwide news.

    "I'd argue it would be one of the biggest fights in the world this year."

  • sstreet

    HOUSE OF CARDS

    There was uproar at some of the scorecards on both sides of the Atlantic following wins for Andy Ruiz Jr and Joseph Parker.

    Ruiz Jr was the victor over Chris Arreola via unanimous decision but fans were shocked by the 118-109 margin of victory on two judges’ scorecards.

    Meanwhile New Zealand’s Parker beat Derek Chisora via split decision and even HIS coach Andy Lee wasn’t sure he’d won the bout.

    The razor thin margin of victory was reflected in two of the scorecards, with one judge scoring it 115-113 to Chisora and the other 115-113 to Parker.

    But a bizarre 116-111 scorecard ensured the former world champ emerged victorious.

  • James Orr

    DOUBLE CHIS BURGER

    Nothing but respect between the two as Chisora brings the customary burgers to Parker and coach Andy Lee in the Kiwi’s dressing room.

  • James Orr

    KIWI FLIES

    Joseph Parker climbed off the canvas after a first round knock down to beat Derek Chisora by a split decision.

  • James Orr

    DEL NOT DONE

    He may have come up short again last night, but defiant Derek Chisora says he has no plans to retire just yet.

    The 37-year-old said: "If he wants to give me a rematch, I will take the rematch.

    "I won the fight. I won't let them slow me down, I will go again, I am very upset but I won't let them win.

    "They want to see me retire, but I'm not retiring yet."

  • James Orr

    RUIZ WINS

    Andy Ruiz Jr's has been victorious on his comeback, but the fight against fellow Mexican-American Chris Arreola was not all to plan.

    Ruiz was dropped in the second round before outboxing his rival to pick up a wide points win.

  • James Orr

    RUIZ VS ARREOLA

    Andy Ruiz vs Chris Arreola is underway over in Los Angeles

    Follow the round-by-round latest updates HERE

  • James Orr

    NOT ALL-WHYTE

    Dillian Whyte's reaction to those scorecards…

  • James Orr

    'HE BROUGHT THE SMOKE'

    Speaking after his narrow win, Parker said: "It was a tough fight, I got caught right at the beginning, I had to dig deep and stay focussed.

    "Derek is a very tough fighter and he threw bombs. I think boxing skills in the rounds was the difference.

    "It was a very close fight, I thought it could go either way.

    "He brought the smoke."

  • James Orr

    SPLIT DECISION

    Chisora was fuming at the judges' scoring on his big night.

  • James Orr

    DOUBLE CHIS BURGER

    Nothing but respect between the two as Chisora brings the customary burgers to Parker and coach Andy Lee in the Kiwi's dressing room.

     

  • James Orr

    NOT SO AVERAGE JOE

    Parker edged the decision – but it really could have gone either way

  • James Orr

    DEVASTATED DEL

    "It’s difficult because I train hard, I fight, I bring everything and this is the treatment I get from boxing.

    “My last fight same thing again, this fight same thing again, I think they don’t like me."

    Chisora so upset after the bout.

  • James Orr

    RUIZ VS ARREOLA

    But the heavyweight action hasn't stopped tonight, far from it!

    Follow every blow from Andy Ruiz vs Chris Arreola in Los Angeles HERE!

    All eyes on what Anthony Joshua's conqueror will do.

  • James Orr

    REMATCH ON FURY VS AJ CARD?

    The fighters have just shook on it!

    Credit: Mark Robinson Matchroom Boxing
  • Joshua Mbu

    PARKER & CHISORA

    Parker: "It was a tough fight. I got caught right at the beginning and I had to dig deep.

    "Derik [Chisora] is a tough opponent, he came forward and pushed on me from the beginning and threw big bombs."

    Chisora: "It's difficult because I train hard, I fight, I bring everything and this is the treatment I get from boxing.

    "My last fight same thing again, this fight same thing again, I think they don't like me.

    "I can't get upset because it's horrible, I train hard everyday, I give everything in the gym.

    "And when I put it all in there, this is the results I get."

    Chisora ends on: "I'm not retiring yet".

  • Joshua Mbu

    CHISORA VS PARKER – PARKER WINS

    Before we go to the judges score cards, I saw it as 8-4 in Parker's favour despite the early Chisora knockdown.

    The judges have scored it: 115,113 Chisora, 116,111 Parker, 115,113 Parker!

    Joseph Parker wins on split decision and he's the new WBO Intercontinental Heavyweight champion!

    Tremendous fight. Both threw everything at it.

    Chisora produced another 12 rounds, he's showing no signs of hanging up the gloves just yet.

    As for Parker, he'll be looking to move onto a big fight – but who?

  • Joshua Mbu

    CHISORA VS PARKER – ROUND TWELVE

    FINAL ROUND!

    Chisora finds another burst of energy and he lands a good couple of right hands!

    It's going to be a grandstand finish!

    But Parker follows back with a sharp left.

    Parker is trying to finish the show and he lands a one-two forcing Chisora back onto the ropes.

    Time runs out and it's heading to the scorecards. WHAT A MAIN EVENT!

  • Joshua Mbu

    CHISORA VS PARKER – ROUND ELEVEN

    Parker lands a nice one-two, but it doesn't slow Chisora down – the man keeps on going!

    "There you go Joe," says Parker's corner.

    The second half performance by Parker has been impressive, he's just edging it.

    Chisora drives himself forward and lands a straight jab to Parker's body.

    But the Brit is starting to look tired.

    One thing's for sure: Chisora will go down swinging!

    Parker lands a sweet combination, he's boxing really well now – but the round comes to an end.

    And it's going to the 12th and final round.

  • Joshua Mbu

    CHISORA VS PARKER – ROUND TEN

    "You're back in the fight," says Parker's trainer and he's right.

    Parker has pulled it back in the past few rounds, I reckon he's won five rounds to Chisora's four.

    And I'd say Parker takes the tenth too.

    Chisora scored the knockdown and landed some nice bodyshots.

    But Parker has done well to keep his distance and box his way back into the fight.

    Another close round. No fight-ending shots. Into round 11.

  • Joshua Mbu

    CHISORA VS PARKER – ROUND NINE

    Parker has got more confident as the fight has gone on.

    Chisora, on the other hand, is starting to tire inviting Parker's jab.

    The former world champion is starting to get a foothold in this fight, he's keeping Chisora at range.

    Parker changes angles and hits Chisora with a double-jab.

    Good fight. All to play for heading into the final three rounds.

  • Joshua Mbu

    CHISORA VS PARKER – ROUND EIGHT

    Round eight of 12 is underway and two heavyweight warriors are going at it!

    Chisora sticks to the bodyshots, at some point they're going to take a toll on Parker.

    The Brit then finds a second wind and lands a quick right hand with Parker backed up against the ropes.

    Great work by Parker as he tries to club Chisora with 30 seconds left.

    Both fighters drive punches at each other and the bell brings it to an end!

    Into round nine we go.

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