Before his big heavyweight fight against Joseph Parker, Derek Chisora has teamed up with new trainer Buddy McGirt. McGirt is well respected in the boxing circle and will now be in charge of overseeing Chisora’s preparations for the crucial fight. He recently trained the world light-heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev. Parker has also revamped his camp by bringing in Tyson Fury’s coach Andy Lee after he split from his long time cornerman Kevin Barry.
“I think it’s exciting to see how it plays out,” Parker’s manager David Higgins said. “We’ve heard good things about Andy. The two of them will spend a bit of time together and get to know each other.”
“(Parker) He’s excited about freshening things up a bit and maybe learning some new things, in a new environment.” he added. “He had a wonderful run together with Kevin Barry and became world champion, but now it’s time for a new chapter.”