Joe Joyce’s group have been challenged to begin talks for a excessive stakes conflict towards Joseph Parker, with the winner staying on target for a world heavyweight title combat.
Joyce is subsequent in line to problem for the WBO belt after Anthony Joshua defends his world titles towards Oleksandr Usyk at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on September 25, dwell on Sky Sports activities Field Workplace.
However the British contender may firstly danger his standing as WBO necessary challenger towards Parker, who can be ranked extremely by the WBO.
Parker’s supervisor David Higgins advised Sky Sports activities: “I believe it is a good time to be ranked No 3 with the WBO.
“The secret is to maintain busy and preserve successful. After a comparatively unsure interval within the division, if you happen to’re up there, then the subsequent 12 months or two could possibly be fairly good.
“Locations may shuffle round and a world title combat would possibly come up for these which are there on the proper time.”
Requested if Joyce may function in Parker’s plans, Higgins advised Sky Sports activities: “Sure, positive factor.
“They’re welcome to contact me.
“Sure, we’d combat Joe Joyce.”
Joyce, who shall be ringside to observe Joshua vs Usyk, would relish a combat towards Parker whereas he waits for a world title shot.
“No person shall be excited to combat Joe however, sadly for them, he is ranked at No 1 so someone should combat him,” Joyce’s supervisor Sam Jones advised Sky Sports activities.
“Joe shall be ringside and is taking a look at them as his future opponents.
“Joe goes there to say: ‘Look, I am No 1 within the WBO, let’s go!'”
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“Joseph Parker is a good combat – if it presents itself, we might take it in a heartbeat.
“Andy Ruiz Jr, Luis Ortiz. It is an actual risk it may occur. Joe is sport for both of these.
“We’re trying ahead to creating huge, huge fights now for Joe. I’ve made it clear that we solely need huge fights and that is what we’ll get.”
What’s occurred to Parker vs Chisora rematch?
Parker remains to be awaiting a suggestion for a second combat towards Derek Chisora, however Higgins has warned that point is working out for the rematch to be scheduled within the subsequent few months.
The New Zealander defeated Chisora by break up choice in Could.
“It is whoever is smart [for Parker],” Higgins advised Sky Sports activities.
“I believe the Chisora combat was an in depth combat and they’re each family names, so a rematch may make sense there. We’re simply conscious of our time being run down.
“Once we fought Dillian Whyte, it was seven odd weeks. Chisora’s group, when he was with David Haye, tried to present us solely seven weeks, so we pulled the pin. Then the final combat was solely about eight weeks.
“There’s speak of the top of the 12 months, however we have not seen a contract but. I do not suppose we’ll take the combat until we get an honest 9 or 10 weeks to arrange.
“I believe the newest date within the 12 months might be that early December window, after which it runs out of time, so speak is reasonable, we have to see a contract.”