Joseph Parker Ready, Willing To Fight Tyson Fury Next

Joseph Parker's promoter, David Higgins, makes it known that his boxer has no problem with facing facing fellow former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury in the coming months.

Parker was in talks to fight Dereck Chisora on April 20th in London, but the negotiations were dragging out much longer than expected - forcing Parker and his handlers to walk away from the table.

Fury recently signed a co-promotional agreement with Bob Arum of Top Rank. Arum's company recently worked with Parker and Higgins.


Parker holds a close twelve round decision win over Tyson's cousin, Hughie Fury.

Fury was on pace to fight WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder in a rematch - but that contest may very well fall apart after Fury inked his deal with Top Rank.

Top Rank has an exclusive deal with ESPN, while Wilder is aligned with Premier Boxing Champions, who have exclusive content deals with Fox Sports and Showtime.

If the Wilder rematch falls apart, Parker's name has been kicked around as a possible Fury opponent.

"Joseph would fight Tyson Fury next if the terms were right," Higgins told the New Zealand Herald. "Some would say that would be the wrong fight for Joe next as Fury is a very tricky opponent. We kind of agree. Joe and I regard Tyson Fury as probably the best heavyweight in the world and the man to beat.

"We think he's better than Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder. That being said, boxing is a risk and return business. Joe has two young children under the age of two… he has to set up everyone [financially]. Fury v Parker would be a massive global event.

"If the likes of Bob Arum ran it in Vegas it would make big money in the United States but also in the UK because of the background – Joe beat Tyson Fury's cousin Hughie so at the moment is Parker 1, Fury 0. There would be massive interest in New Zealand and probably Australia. It would be the biggest global event we've done to date."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Batfink on 02-28-2019

Seriously disappointed with this whole sage between Joshua wilder and fury. As a simple fan I would like to see these guys fight each other in a bunch of trilogies. However it seems that the networks have another route in…

Comment by bulldognyc on 02-27-2019

Parker is kind of perfect for Fury next. He can dance circles around Parker. And it’ll be a safe w. His next 2 fights are probably Parker then Pulev

Comment by Oshio on 02-27-2019

It would indeed be a boring fight and no chance for Parker

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 02-27-2019

Anyone who thinks Parker has a chance to beat ~ even stop ~ Fury needs some meds. Parker simply won't be busy enough, nor will he solve the Fury puzzle.

Comment by JakeTheBoxer on 02-27-2019

[QUOTE=pillowfists98;19543220]Better than Pulev I guess.[/QUOTE] Pulev is the biggest hype in boxing. His best win is split decision against Chisora.

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