Derek Chisora makes referee demand amid fear of robbery against Joseph Parker

Derek Chisora has demanded an American referee for his rematch with Joseph Parker after losing by split-decision in their first meeting.

The British fighter believed he won a close contest between the pair back in May after using his aggressive tactics to cause problems for Parker.

He will have the change to avenge his defeat in Manchester on December 18 in front of a capacity crowd.

And he has demanded promoter Eddie Hearn install an American judging team and referee with Chisora fearing another "robbery" in December.

"Two fights behind closed doors, Manchester again I am half excited and half not to be honest with you, but I might be disappointed with what comes with the fight," Chisora said at the press conference.

“I am going to tell my management team that we will get an American referee and good judges for the fight as so many times I have been robbed.

“I am going to say this honestly to you the public and Eddie, I want a good American referee so I need one that isn’t from the British Boxing Board of Control.

"I am upset after the first fight, I don’t believe the fight stats so it shows you how crooked this sport is sometimes, all I want to see is you in the ring.

"The only way you win is if Eddie pays the judges and referee for you."

Chisora was confident he would have his hand raised in May before being announced on the wrong side of a split decision.

The judges scorecards were 116-111 and 115-113 in Parker's favour with British judge Howard Foster scoring the contest on the contrary with a 115-113 verdict in favour of Chisora.

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'War' Chisora also claimed he should have been better rewarded in his October defeat to Oleksandr Usyk last year where he believed he was "pushing the pace".

Another victory for Parker could represent a significant dent to Chisora's career by handing him a 12th professional defeat.

Although the 37-year-old has criticised Parker's tactical approach by labelling him as a "Kronk" style fighter and is confident of reversing the defeat.

“Joseph Parker we are going to go to war," Chisora continued. "He has no power and has no power punches so there is nothing to be scared of.

"I haven’t even watched the fights that I have been in, but I stand by it. I won that fight with Joseph.

"I was bringing more pressure in the fight, Joseph all you wanted to do was hold and do that Kronk style by leaning on me and holding me.

“The name of the game is boxing, bite the gumshield and chuck the leather. There is no point in the tippy-tappy style, we are going to war and fight."

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