A dream matchup is in the works for the upcoming fall. Again.
Matchroom Boxing’s managing director – Eddie Hearn said that a potential fight between former WBO world heavyweight champion Joseph Parker (26-2) and Derek Chisora (30-9) could turn to reality until the end of 2019.
Earlier this year, the two camps were in negotiations as both fighters were willing to fight each other, but in the end, they ended up fighting different boxers. “WAR” defeated Senad Gashi via UD in April, while the New Zealander TKO’d Alex Leapai this past Saturday.
The 35-year-old Brit is currently in training camp for his July 20 battle against Poland’s Artur Szpilka in London.
“I thought Joe was really sharp, really good,” Hearn said following the Parker fight.
“I think after about three rounds, he decided the risk wasn’t worth it and coasted through the rest of the fight. He slowed down and took his time.”
“We can push on from here and Parker v Chisora on the AJ undercard in November makes perfect sense.
“Loads of fights make sense – Alex Povetkin, Oleksandr Usyk, Michael Hunter… Murat Gassiev is a really good fight for him. Loads of fights, but I really like the Chisora fight, if Derek gets through his July fight.”