Heavyweight contender Derek Chisora is currently in talks for a potential fight with former WBO world champion Joseph Parker, with contest being targeted to take place in London later this year.
Parker was back in action on Saturday night in Auckland, when he won a tougher than expected twelve round unanimous decision over unbeaten New Zealand rival Junior Fa. Parker was returning from a year-long layoff.
Chisora suffered a competitive decision loss to Oleksandr Usyk in October.
He wants to face Parker in the coming months.
"If we can get Joseph Parker this year, in the next couple of months, we'd be happy for that," Chisora told Sky Sports. "Right now we are in talks about the fight to be in London."
Chisora was not overly impressed with Parker's win over Fa, but felt the former beltholder did what he needed to do to get the victory.
Fa, who consistently held when Parker tried to get inside, made the contest difficult in every round.
"The fight was not great," said Chisora. "The simple reason for that was they didn't spar a lot. They were not in shape, they didn't train hard enough. There was no fear factor for both of them.
"Parker did what he needed to win. This was his comeback fight after a year. He's just getting into his stride so we'll see what happens."
Chisora is already training hard, staying in shape while waiting to get news on his next scheduled bout.
"There are big things happening," Chisora said. "My preparations are going well. I'm training six days (a week), two hours every day. I enjoy it, can't get enough of it. I love the pain, the stress of training."