Undefeated Super Middleweight Zach Parker is open to a clash with Chris Eubank Jr if he is unable to secure a shot at pound-for-pound star, Canelo Alvarez.
Parker (20-0, 14 KOs) is the number one ranked contender with the WBO and is keen to test himself against unified WBO, WBC and WBA ‘Super’, Canelo, but is keeping an eye on his British rivals, including Eubank Jr with the Mexican on course for an undisputed title showdown with IBF titlist, Caleb Plant.
A meeting with Eubank Jr would offer the opportunity for some family revenge, after Parker’s father, Darren was beaten by Chris Eubank Sr in 1998 and the 27-year-old admits he is keen for family revenge.
Parker told proboxing-fans.com: “Now my name’s being mentioned with Canelo, everyone’s saying ‘he’s not got enough big fights behind him’.
“I want these big British lads then, any of them. I just want these big fights, get more exposure, get my name out there a lot more and that’s what’s going ahead now I’m with [promoter] Frank [Warren] and BT.
“If it ain’t Canelo, Chris Eubank, me and him will get it on. I’ve said it before on Twitter everyone just wants me to smash him up, so let’s get it done.”
Recalling the family history between his dad and Eubank’s father, Parker added: “They both boxed as professionals.
“Obviously, my dad lost that one, but it would be good to get some revenge on him.”
Parker, who returns to the ring against Sherzod Khusanov on July 10 at the Royal Albert Hall, live on BT Sport has publicly expressed his belief that he could become the first Brit to defeat Alvarez, who has overcome seven of his compatriots, with Billy Joe Saunders falling short in May.
The Derby man is eager to lure the 30-year-old for a maiden fight in the UK and sees Pride Park Stadium – home of Derby County FC – as the perfect venue to stage a future “dream” showdown.
“Obviously he’s mentioned before that he wants to come to the UK,” Parker added.
“Why not come to the UK and get one of your mandatories out of the way?
“If Frank could sort it out at Pride Park that would be amazing, in front of all the Derby fans, but I doubt he’ll want to face all these Brits, we’re a different breed us British people.
“We’ll just have to wait and see. That’s the dream though boxing at Pride Park for a world title.”
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