Date: 5th May 2017 at 11:35am
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With both Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder talking about unifying the heavyweight division, thereby becoming the first boxer since Lennox Lewis to do so, it remains to be seen where the WBO heavyweight champion fits into the picture.

The WBO world heavyweight title belt is currently held by the Kiwi Joseph Parker, a fighter with a professional record that read 22-0 with 18 wins coming by way of knockout.

Parker was meant to be fighting Hughie Fury, cousin of Tyson, in a defence in Auckland in May, but Hughie Fury has withdrawn due to an injury.

It seems that Parker also wants a taste of the unification factor and has Anthony Joshua at the top of a list of opponents he wants to fight.

But is Parker capable of, like Wladimir Klitsckho, of being a big enough name to fill a venue like Wembley Stadium?

Here at Vital Boxing we?d suggest not.

But if Parker v Joshua is to happen, Parker?s profile will need to be raised in the UK, one theory is that he could be enticed to the UK to take on either Tony Bellew or Dillian Whyte.

A victory over either of them could open the door, later this year, to a unification clash with Joshua, but, at the moment, like so often in boxing, it?s all ifs and buts!