Joseph Parker Ready To Start Camp For Return, Wants Chisora

Former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker is more than ready to begin his training camp for a potential fight with Derek Chisora.

Parker's manager and co-promoter David Higgins is waiting to receive a formal offer for the fight.

Eddie Hearn, who promotes Chisora and Parker, has stated in several interviews that he'd like to stage this bout on the undercard for Andy Ruiz vs. Anthony Joshua.


The rematch between Joshua and Ruiz is slated to take place in Saudi Arabia on December 7.

But the fight over the rematch location is still ongoing, as Ruiz is standing firm with his rejection to accept the scenario of Saudi Arabia as the rematch location.

Before he can finalize an undercard, Hearn will want to fix all of the issues with the actual main event.

Higgins explained that a backup plan was also presented, with a potential date in October at the O2 Arena in London.

Parker is about to start camp with long-term trainer Kevin Barry in Las Vegas, but they have no confirmation regarding the date or the opponent. Parker and Higgins would love for the opponent to be Chisora.

"If they formally confirm the fight, he'll fly into camp. All we're waiting for is confirmation from the promoter, it's frustrating. Confirmation that it's on and Joe will be straight in camp," Higgins told Sky Sports.

"[A date in October is] what I've been told. We're ready and willing, but we're running out of time."

Hearn mentioned last week that he was very motivated to finalize a deal for the Parker vs. Chisora showdown.

"With Chisora and Parker, there's been lots of talk," Hearn told Sky Sports. "I owe David Haye a call today to try and make that fight."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by pollywog on 08-22-2019

[QUOTE=Kiowhatta;20004167] When are he and his heartless manager going to realise that Joshua was the one who had the right to activate the rematch clause and thus he should get the first option for choice of venue. A.J. is still…

Comment by pollywog on 08-22-2019

Parker might just be the new gatekeeper to tier 1 status and will get ducked by every pretender. Only contenders need apply to fight him! Given the chance to avenge his losses against AJ and Whyte he would succeed., Given…

Comment by Cracaphat on 08-22-2019

Parker and Chisora are two bums going nowhere.Not a fight to move any kind of needle.

Comment by giant_king on 08-22-2019

[QUOTE=kushking;20003986]I thought Chisora said he retired after BeetleJuice-r blasted him out in a fit of roid rage?:thinking::dunno:[/QUOTE]yea after that lost to Joshua dillian immediately got to juicing.if I was Parker and Derek I would be extremely upset

Comment by Kiowhatta on 08-22-2019

Ruiz is still stamping his feet like a petulant child over the venue? When are he and his heartless manager going to realise that Joshua was the one who had the right to activate the rematch clause and thus he…

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