WBO Heavyweight champion, Joseph Parker, and IBF, IBO and WBA Heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua, could face each other in a unification clash as both boxers’ promoter’s hold discussions.
Parker, who is promoted by Duco Events and David Higgins, whilst Joshua is promoted by Matchroom Boxing and Eddie Hearn, have spoken about a clash and depending upon their discussions, plans of March next year could be the date.
Joshua fought at the Principality Stadium, two weeks ago as he defeated Carlos Takam in the tenth round. Parker last fought in September, as he defeated Hughie Fury via decision in twelve rounds.
Parker has options, as in principal, has agreed to take on Australian Lucas Browne, though preference is for Joshua, as he stated in a press conference in New Zealand.
“I want to fight Joshua. He has got two belts and I want to test his chin and put on a great show,” Parker said. “Those fights would be good to keep busy, but the ultimate fight is to fight Joshua. He is the preferred option for us.”
A fight could be agreed upon as long as finances work out for both parties. Though reports suggest Hearn wants 80/20 split which Higgins wouldn’t be going for.
If the fight does fall through, a potential clash with Deontay Wilder could occur, though again, finances would need to be dealt with.
Higgins said, “Wilder’s crew put a figure on the table that wasn’t enough. If they put the right money on the table we would go to America and fight Wilder.”
It looks as though Parker vs Joshua will happen, leaving the winner to take on Deontay Wilder in a huge unification clash.