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Parker is Open To Face Chisora in July if The Money is Right

Former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker is trying to secure the best possible deal for a showdown with Derek Chisora.

The fight had been discussed earlier this year, but they were unable to reach an agreement. Now the fight is back in the mix, as both sides are once again in talks for a showdown. Chisora will first take on Senad Gashi as part of a Matchroom card on April 20.

"Joseph will fight anyone, if it's the right money and the right terms, so absolutely he would fight Chisora," Parker's promoter David Higgins told Sky Sports. "It's up to [promoter Eddie Hearn] to make a deal that's attractive. There have been [discussions], and that's a fight we're planning for July."


Parker, 27-years-old, was riding a very strong unbeaten run until last year, when he suffered back to back defeats to Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte,

Higgins is planning to sit down with all of the big players in sport, to see which of them has the best deal for his fighter.

"It's very simple. My job is to get the best deal possible for Parker, and it's halcyon times in boxing with massive money flowing. Basically I'm going to have a pretty frank conversation with the major players and see who will put the best deal on the table for Joseph," Higgins said.

"Monday in LA and then London maybe, it depends. If [promoter Bob Arum] puts an offer on the table that we cannot refuse, we might do the deal. But, that being said, Eddie Hearn has been great to work with. Arum has been fairly good too. The only one I haven't worked with is Al Haymon, but we're basically going to have a sit down with all the major players, see who will put the best offer on the table.

"Eddie is one of the best promoters I have worked with, so if he put in a good offer, no problem. It could go the other way though, because I think we can attract some interest out of America at the same time. [Parker] wants to fight in July, so I am going to have serious meetings and see who puts the best offer on the table. I'll work with any of them."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Urtain on 04-06-2019

If this fight happens in July, it might be for Whyte's undercard...?

Comment by pillowfists98 on 04-06-2019

Parker would be the favorite against Whyte in the rematch. But I don't think Whyte would fight him again.

Comment by giant_king on 04-06-2019

U know I kinda feel bad for Parker cause he's a real good dude.they don't make gentleman like him no more.he took a hit from the a.j fight which in my opinion should have been a draw.he's one of the…

Comment by genrick on 04-06-2019

It's a huge step down for Parker. Thus becoming a candidate for the biggest joke of the year. And why is the media let his manager get away with this crap? Why aren't they asking hard but obvious questions? Ortiz…

Comment by Tonyu on 04-06-2019

[QUOTE=Jkp;19639162]Whyte ended the last round flat on his back, begging for final bell, Scared ****3ess to exchange. Staggering like a drunk. He had to cheat his way to final bell by illegally clinging to ropes. Not sure how that was…

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