Since Tyson Fury’s short lived reign of the heavyweight division came to an end, we have another new world champion! undefeated New Zealander Joseph Parker 22-0-0 (18ko’s) beat Andy Ruiz Jr by a majority decision to pick up the vacant WBO Heavyweight Title.
Across the ocean that night there also was a heavyweight world title fight with Anthony Joshua retaining his IBF strap. AJ was then joined in the ring by Wladimir Klitschko to announce their Wembley stadium fight April 29th next year.
Joseph Parker’s promoter has said he will be reaching out to Al Haymon for a chance to unify the division and face Deontay Wilder. Since giving up his mandatory challenger spot to face Tony Bellew, David Haye is not in the question anymore and the next man in line to fight Parker is Hughie Fury.
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Parker’s promoter has said that they understand the board will allow a unification ahead of a mandatory in most cases, and that if they want to go after Deontay Wilder, then that would be ok.
He also goes on to say that what he wants to happen, is Joseph Parker v Deontay Wilder in a unification clash as chief support for Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko. In theory every possible recognised world title belt will be on the line if that happens and Parker’s promoter says he will reach out to Eddie Hearn to see if that can be arranged, with the winners fighting each other to become the undisputed champion.