A clash between heavyweight rivals Joseph Parker and Joe Joyce may occur, BOXXER promoter Ben Shalom has revealed.
Parker has lately signed a brand new promotional cope with BOXXER and Shalom has made a suggestion to stage the Joyce battle on Sky Sports.
“We put in a big offer. That’s a fight he [Parker] wants,” Shalom advised Sky Sports News. “He still wants the big fights. We put in a big offer to Joe Joyce.”
Joyce is promoted by Frank Warren and packing containers Christian Hammer on July 2. Shalom is trying to make the Parker battle later this 12 months.
“I know they won’t want Joe going on the Sky platform but for me it’s a big fight. So why not go raise your profile, have a big fight on Sky Sports Box Office and still get to return,” Shalom mentioned.
“The great thing about Joseph is he wants to fight everyone and I expect him in a big fight in September, October.”
A rematch with Dillian Whyte is one other high-profile bout Parker is concentrating on.
The New Zealander’s subsequent battle may have implications at world stage. Parker is a former champion and shutting in on one other shot at a world title.
“He’s very, very well ranked with the WBO and the WBC. It’s a matter of time,” Shalom added.
“He’s 30 years old. He’s a lot younger than a lot of the heavyweights now and he’s not taken a lot of punishment either. He’s getting better and better with [trainer] Andy Lee. He’s coming towards his prime now. That’s his goal. He wants another world title shot.
“He’s one of many youngest world champions we have seen and he needs to do it once more.”