Dubois OK to KO Parker

British boxer Daniel Dubois has volunteered to face former world heavyweight champion Joseph Parker, after hearing the Kiwi was frustrated his promoter was unable to get him fights.

Parker, the former WBO beltholder, has fought just once in 2019, scoring a 10th-round technical knockout against Alex Leapai in June.

He was meant to fight Brit Dereck Chisora last month, but a spider bite forced him out of the contest and attempts to get back in the ring have fallen on deaf ears. Earlier this week, the 27-year-old told Newshub he was tired of waiting to hear from Matchroom Boxing and promoter Eddie Hearn about a return to the ring.

Dubois, the British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion, was told about Parker’s frustrations and felt beating the Auckland-born fighter would do wonders for his career.

“Someone told me yesterday that Parker was annoyed that his promoter can’t get him fights,” said Dubois. “As the busiest heavyweight in boxing, I’d be happy to give him work.”

But Dubois is also interested in fighting Joe Joyce, Oleksandr Usyk, Alexander Povetkin and Adam Kownacki, desperate to climb the heavyweight division and win a world title. A win over Parker could see Dubious climb into the top five in the world rankings.

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