Promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom is expecting a knockout ending when heavyweights Joseph Parker and Derek Chisora meet for a second time.

When they met the first time back in May, Chisora scored a knockdown in the first round but ultimately lost a close twelve round split decision to the former WBO world champion.

They will run it back on December 18 at the Manchester Arena.

Neither boxer can afford another loss.

Both fighters are predicting a victory inside the distance - and Hearn agrees with them.

"People ask about what’s on the line for these fighters. Don’t worry about what’s on the line for Chisora as he just loves to fight. I think if he had seven losses on the spin, he’d still be looking to go again," Hearn told Betfred.

"Joseph Parker is looking to regain the heavyweight title and he’s well placed to do that, but for Chisora it’s just about fighting and winning. I think the crowd will make a big difference this time, although Joseph Parker looks really fit and strong. I think Parker’s camp are thinking that they’ll take Chisora out this time inside the distance, but I think it’s going to be a really exciting fight and I don’t think it’ll go the distance this time.”

If Chisora, 37-years-old, pulls off a big stoppage win over Parker, then Hearn could see the dangerous veteran position himself for a major opportunity in 2022.

“Well you think, will Chisora get a shot at a world title? Commercially he’s a big name and you know he’s always going to be in big fights. There are people who claim he’s got 11 losses but look who he’s lost too. Realistically he beat Robert Helenius," Hearn said.

"Lost twice to Tyson Fury. He lost twice to Dillian Whyte in two very close fights and lost to Vitali Klitschko. The most disappointing defeat was probably Agit Kabayel in Monaco, which he couldn’t get up for in a small environment. The crowd will really help him on December 18th.”