WBO Heavyweight champion, Joseph Parker, is eyeing up a unification title fight with Anthony Joshua, according to Parker’s promoter, David Higgins.
Parker defeated Hughie Fury at the Manchester Arena on points and is looking for his next opponent, which could be Joshua, next year. Higgins has already targeted the winner of the Tony Bellew/David Haye rematch, that is if Bellew takes the fight.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Higgins said, “Bellew is fighting Haye I think, and so we could look at the winner of that.”
“They’ll all want to fight Joe even more now. They will underestimate him, because Hughie is the sort of guy that you’ll take the distance. Joshua is the sort of fight, a unification fight, that we could look at next year, provided both guys keep winning.”
“After our first defence in Britain, we might be looking at other parts of the world for the end of the year, then returning to the UK next year. There is also the United States with our commercial partner Bob Arum.”
Higgins has also claimed that Matchroom Boxing’s Edie Hearn, promoter for Joshua, has been in touch and a clash is more likely for next summer.
Parker himself believes he has” better movement” than Joshua and that he can bring out his weaknesses if the two are to compete.
Parker’s trainer, Kevin Barry, believes Joshua is the perfect opponent for the New Zealander. “The golden goose is Anthony Joshua. Joshua’s style is perfect for Parker and we will be very excited when that day comes. “