Parker: If I Have The Opportunity, I'd Love To Fight Tyson Fury

By Ryan Burton

On June 9th former WBA/WBO/IBF/IBO heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (26-0) returned to the ring after a two and half year hiatus brought on by a suspension.

He stopped a severely over matched Sefer Seferi in four rounds.

He will return to the ring on August 18th on the Carl Frampton-Luke Jackson undercard in Belfast against an opponent to be named in the near future.


Former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker, who faces Dillian Whyte (23-1) on July 28th, is excited to have the Gypsy King back in the sport.

"I feel like it is great for the division because he brings this excitement with the character that he has. He mocks you and mocks you. I am glad he is back," Parker told

Fury recently said that all of the top heavyweights - including Parker - are all bums and that he would beat them all easily.

"I think he just says whatever he wants to say or whatever comes to his mind. I don't think he really things about it. You can't blame him though. He still thinks he is the best and that he beat the champ. If I had the opportunity to fight him I would love to fight him," said Parker.

The Whyte fight will be Parker's third fight in the row in the United Kingdom and he wouldn't mind making it four in a row if a fight against Fury can be made in the future.

"It could be a great option. He is one of the best in our era and hopefully he can get back to what he was before," Parker explained.

Whyte-Parker takes place on July 28th at the O2 Arena and will be distributed exclusively on Sky Sports Pay-Per-View.

Send questions or comments to [email protected] You can follow Ryan on Twitter @ringsidewriter

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Oshio on 06-22-2018

A boring boring bout between two running fighters

Comment by Squ□redCircle34 on 06-21-2018

Boring fight, i rather watch senior golf! Fury needs to shut up and knock the cobwebs off b4 he steps in with anyone decent! Parker can beat Whyte if he moves around but coming forward against a haymaker throwing Dillian…

Comment by Nomar on 06-21-2018

If this happens, the free fight interviews/promotions will be more exciting to watch.

Comment by SuperHanz on 06-21-2018

Parker wouldn't win a round.

Comment by famicommander on 06-21-2018

[QUOTE=hugh grant;18879584]Really? I've seen highlight reels of some of Parker fight he used his victims like punch bag. Fury wears his victims down as well[/QUOTE] The last three fights Fury has averaged less than 7 landed punches per round. He…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (19)
Top Headlines Photos: Andrade, Vargas, Hooker, Roman Join Hearn, DAZN Photos: Anthony Joshua, Jarrell Miller - Confrontation in NYC Jarrell Miller-Artur Szpilka in Play For October 6 in Chicago Photos: Anthony Joshua, Alexander Povetkin - Go Face To Face Cindy Serrano Confident That She Will Shock Katie Taylor Chocolatito Solves Visa Issue, Hopes For September Return Joshua Warns Miller: Anyone is Welcome To Come Get The Smoke! Hearn: Greatest Thing To Happen To U.S. Boxing in a Long Time! Anthony Joshua, Jarrell Miller Erupt in Heated Confrontation Ryan Burnett, Mikhail Aloyan Confirmed For WBSS Season 2 DAZN Fighter Signings, Event Dates, Service Price Revealed Parker's Trainer: We Want 'Fair Referee' For Dillian Whyte Fight Usyk: On Saturday, People Will See Everything From Me Whyte-Parker: Joe Joyce Rules Himself Out, Reveals Trainer Split Pacquiao Coach Would Love Amir Khan Showdown at Wembley Hurd's Coach: Charlo Panics in Tough Spots - We'll Exploit That! Pacquiao: I Don't Know Yet About Fighting Keith Thurman Frank Warren: Fury Has The Tools To Beat Them All Comfortably Trainer: Pacquiao Proved Doubters Wrong, There are Many Haters Charlie Flynn Believes it is Time To Talk Usyk vs. Gassiev - Full World Boxing Super Series Card Price: Joshua Did Not Knock Takam Out Cold - Povetkin Did Hearn: The Offer To Deontay Wilder Will NOT Be Improving! Ken Shiro Looks Forward To a Long Reign as Champion Dooley Noted: The Diminishing of Yorkies, Undercards, PPVs Bivol Prepares For Chilemba, Admits He Has One Eye on Kovalev Pacquiao: I'm Addicted To Boxing - I Want To Defend My Belt! Berchelt vs. Roman in Talks For October Date on HBO Lomachenko's Manager Gives Update on Rehabilitation, Return Hearn: Wilder Has To Ask - 'Do I Really Believe I Can Beat Joshua?' Eduardo Hernandez Targets Francisco Vargas Eliminator Arum Will Speak With Pacquiao About Crawford, Lomachenko Usyk, Gassiev Arrive in Moscow - Ready For WBSS Final Nelson: Povetkin is a Serious, Serious Threat For Anthony Joshua Floyd Mayweather Tops Forbes Richest Celebrities List Hearn: Povetkin Extremely Dangerous, AJ Will Make a Statement Fabian Maidana vs. Andrey Klimov Lands on Garcia-Easter News: Mykquan Williams, Roney Hines, Frank Galarza, More Carl Frampton vs. Luke Jackson - Undercard Update - 2 Team Lomachenko: Pacquiao Must Go To 135 - No Catch-Weight!

Latest Active Forum Threads