With Joseph Parker out, British promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed there are six potential big heavyweight names that are willing to replace the New Zealander.
Parker and Chisora were supposed to meet on October 26 in London, but the former world champion was forced to withdraw from the fight due to a spider bite. Even though the 27-year-old Parker is out of the frame, Hearn insisted that Chisora will be fighting in O2 Arena at the end of the month.
“We’ve had a number of calls from representatives of a lot of the top 15, looking to take this fight.
“Right now, the likes of Alexander Povetkin, Michael Hunter, Oscar Rivas, Otto Wallin, Manuel Charr and Martin Bakole are all in the mix – and we’re looking to make a decision this weekend.”
Hunter himself has already expressed interest in facing “WAR” via social media.
— Michael Hunter ll (@MichaelHunterII) October 2, 2019
The American last fought in September when he defeated Sergey Kuzmin via UD.
No doubt, the most interesting name is the former world heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin. The Russian defeated Hughie Fury two months ago at O2 Arena.
Colombia’s Oscar Rivas also fought at the same venue earlier this year when he lost to Dillian Whyte via UD.