Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Parker's Promoter: We'd Love Joshua Rematch, With a New Ref

Former WBO heavyweight world champion Joseph Parker will begin his bid to return to the top of the sport, with a fight against another British boxer, Dillian Whyte, in London next month.

It will be Parker's first fight since he lost his unification bout to WBA, IBO, WBO, IBF champion Anthony Joshua back in March at Principality Stadium in Cardiff.

Parker lost his WBO title in that fight but could face Joshua again in a rematch if he beats Whyte.

joshua-parker-fight (23)

Whyte's only loss in his 24-fight career also came at the hands of Joshua, in December of 2015. The bout saw Whyte rock Joshua in early rounds, but eventually got broken down and stopped in the seventh,

Parker's promoter, David Higgins, was hoping Parker will get to fight in Britain again.

He felt his man did very good work against Joshua - and a win over Parker could bring them one step close to a rematch.

"This is the epicentre of heavyweight boxing in the world. Obviously we came close against Anthony Joshua (but) didn't quite get the win," Higgins said.

"We'd love a rematch one day, perhaps with a different referee but the next biggest fight is Dillian Whyte."

One the other hand, Whyte's trainer is very confident that his boxer has more than enough to overcome Parker. He didn't see anything from Parker in his most recent fights to create any realistic worry or concern.

"I don't want to promise any KO's or stoppages but what I will promise you (is) whatever Parker brings - whether he runs or whether he brings it - he's going to get steadied up," said Whyte's trainer Mark Tibbs.

"The old mid-drift is going to get touched ... but with all respect he's a proper gentleman but this is the fight game and we are going to do the business."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Marvlus Marv on 06-15-2018

It's not really that Parker ''did well'' against Joshua it's that AJ was not at the races compared to his usual barnstorming self. There wasn't much difference between Andy Ruiz and AJ in terms of how they handled Parker.

Comment by Oshio on 06-15-2018

After so much talk about Joshua’s glass jaw Parker did not even make any attempt to crack it instead he ran for twelve rounds.

Comment by Oshio on 06-15-2018

Shut up you... You chose that ref and make it sound like AJ did? What are you? Tell your fighter to show steel and beans.

Comment by Laligalaliga on 06-15-2018

[QUOTE=P4Pdunny;18863287]Where's pollywag too, haven't seen a post from that user since Parker didn't do all the things he said he would do against Joshua.[/QUOTE] He has gone hidding just the way 5000boxing will hide after AJ KO wilder.

Comment by SUBZER0ED on 06-15-2018

Whyte just may dash Parker's plans for a rematch with AJ.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (20)
Top Headlines Miguel Roman: Miguel Berchelt Will Not Withstand My Pace Yuriorkis Gamboa, Juan Manuel Lopez Doubleheader on 11/10 Sergio Martinez Discusses Unbeaten Prospect Jon Fernandez Photos: Luke Campbell, Yvan Mendy, Okolie, Askin - Workouts Photos: David Price, Sergey Kuzmin - Open Workouts Photos: Anthony Joshua, Alexander Povetkin - Putting in Work Fury on Wilder: Klitschko Hit Really Hard Too, It Didn't Affect Me! Arum Amused: I'd Be Conflicted If De La Hoya Ran Against Trump Froch: Joshua Needs to Entertain, Show Fighting Spirit Again Joshua-Povetkin: A Look at Heavyweight Olympic Champions UK News: McCullagh-Kennedy, Edwards-Farrag, Gallagher-Byrne Savannah Marshall Added To Fury vs. Pulev Card Amir Khan: Did You See The Size of Canelo When He Fought Me?! Gallagher Expects Smith To Peak, Shine Against George Groves Chocolatito's Options To Be Evaluated, Yafai Not Ruled Out Lemieux: Golovkin is Not The Same, Rematch Would Be Different Arum: Lomachenko Wants Mikey Garcia Fight Right After Pedraza Frank Warren: I Had Golovkin Beating Canelo By Three Rounds Anthony Joshua Won't Chase a KO: I've Got To Be Clever Now Kevin Johnson Feels Experience Edge May Down Daniel Dubois Hearn: I'm Quite Worried, Povetkin is Tough Fight For Joshua David Benavidez Makes No Excuses, Apologizes For Failed Test Golovkin's Coach: Canelo Vindicated Himself For Positive Tests Energy Execs Glove Up To Knock Out Child Sexual Abuse Frank Warren: Frampton-Warrington is Not Two Recycled Guys DAZN, The New Kid On The Block, Ready For Boxing Kickoff Canelo's Possible Return: December 15 Reserved at MSG, MGM Nacho: Canelo Did Great, But I Think Golovkin Won WBC Prez: Canelo Deserved The Win in Golovkin Rematch David Benavidez Comes Up Positive For Cocaine in VADA Test Wilder vs. Fury Promotional Tour is Ready, Reveals Frank Warren Pacquiao: Me and Mayweather Have Unfinished Business! Encarnacion, Michael Rivera, Starling Castillo Ink With Sampson Photos: Jacobs, Andrade, Haney Training Hard at SNAC Facility Roman Gonzalez Returns Home, Open To Fighting Again in 2018 British Title News: Welborn vs. Heffron, Iqbal-Camacho, More Cem Kilic vs. DeAndre Ware Will Open ShoBox Card on Sept. 28 Michael Dutchover Learning On The Job From Danny Roman Juanma Joins Team of Jayson Velez, Hits Back at Orlando Cruz Antonio Orozco To Remain at 140, May Return in February
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement