Former heavyweight champion Joseph Parker still wants a shot at Derek Chisora.
The two heavyweights were originally set to clash on October 26, but the fight fell through after Parker went down with an illness possibly due to a spider bite. Chisora still fought on that date, taking out David Price in quick order and now Parker will look to make that fight happen once again.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Parker's manager David Higgins said his fighter wants to make it possible, taking advantage of the multi-fight promotional deal Parker signed with Matchroom Boxing. Higgins said he will try and see if February 2020 is possible.
"So does Joseph Parker want that fight. The onus is on Eddie Hearn to hopefully make it happen. He's a busy man, he's got a lot on, but the whole world wants to see it. Joseph signed with Eddie Hearn as his promoter, because he has a large volume of events, and he's the best in the world. Joseph is ready and willing and just needs a date and a venue. Joseph will be traveling home back to New Zealand, but yes of course, we'll enter in to talks. That's why we're in business," Higgins said.
Parker has only fought once since signing with Matchroom Boxing, which was a 10th round stoppage win over Alex Leapai. Parker, who held the WBO heavyweight title from 2016 to 2018, has won two straight fights since suffering consecutive losses to Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte in 2018.