Parker pulls out of Chisora bout

New Zealand boxer Joseph Parker has been forced to withdraw from this month's heavyweight bout against Dereck Chisora in London.

The fight's promoter Eddie Hearn has announced Parker has pulled out due to illness.

Reports out of the US suggest Parker's illness may have been caused by a spider bite.

It was scheduled to be Parker's second fight with Hearn's Matchroom Boxing.

Parker's last fight was against Alex Leapai - he won it with a TKO in the 10th round.