icon Updated at 04:28 AM EDT, Tue Aug 13, 2019

Parker vs. Chisora Could Land on Ruiz-Joshua, Says Hearn

Eddie Hearn, promoter for heavyweights Derek Chisora and Joseph Parker, could very well match the two boxers in a high stakes showdown on December 7th.

The December event, which takes place in Saudi Arabia, will be headlined by the highly anticipated rematch between IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO world champion Andy Ruiz and former beltholder Anthony Joshua.

Joshua, who Hearn also promotes, was knocked off by Ruiz back in June in a major upset at Madison Square Garden in New York City.


Hearn officially announced the Ruiz-Joshua rematch on Monday at a press conference in London.

He wants to put together a huge undercard for the event.

"With Chisora and Parker, there's been lots of talk," Hearn told Sky Sports. "I owe David Haye a call today to try and make that fight.

"Joseph Parker is up for that fight, so is Derek. That could even be a fight for the undercard of Ruiz Jr-AJ II. We're looking to build an incredible undercard in Diriyah on December 7, Parker against Chisora would be a big fight for that undercard."

Parker's co-promoter, David Higgins, has stated in several interviews that his man would love to face Chisora.

Parker is the only boxer to win defeat Ruiz, with a close points decision in 2017. And Joshua won a decision over Parker in 2018.

"If a show, like the Ruiz-Joshua rematch, was put together, in a way there's unfinished business between all three of them," Higgins said last month.

"Parker, the first man to take Joshua the distance. Parker, the only man to beat Andy Ruiz. Ruiz, the only man to beat Joshua, and so there's a sort of triangular rivalry of unfinished business between Joshua, Parker and Ruiz.

"Of course it [Parker vs Chisora] could happen in the UK. It might even headline an O2 type show, but I guess the other option would be to look it as an undercard to a big show."