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.

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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…

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