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.

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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.

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