After losing his WBO world heavyweight title in his last appearance in the United Kingdom, Joseph Parker reiterated that he’d like to fight more often in this country.
Parker, who lost his world title on points to Anthony Joshua, looks to be living up to that promise.
The Kiwi fighter is being linked with a fight, at the London O2 Arena, that could propel him straight back into contention for a world title.
Seemingly, according to the news source, World Boxing News, Parker, the IBF mandatory challenger, is set to take on another heavyweight with world title aspirations, Dillian Whyte.
The clash is being talked about as being lined up for 28 July with the winner getting a shot at the IBF crown held by Anthony Joshua.
For both fighters, not only is it the perfect opportunity to fight for a world title, but also a chance for a re-match with Joshua, who, as well as beating Parker on points, has a stoppage win over Whyte on his record.
In a way it is a do-or-die fight for both fighters, a defeat for either box would leave them well adrift of a world title fight but, in this game, that is the risk they take.
As for predicting a winner, I reckon Whyte could have the edge, on points, but it could be a gruelling nights’ work for both men.