Higgins Claims Parker-Whyte Is A 50-50 Fight
Even with fights like Deontay Wilder-Luis Ortiz and Anthony Joshua-Joseph Parker already in the books for 2018, David Higgins believes a fight between Parker and Dillian Whyte will be the most compelling heavyweight fight of the year.
Higgins, who operates Duco Events, claims that “this a proper 50-50 fight.” “It could go either way. That makes it the most interesting heavyweight fight this year.”
“It’s the people’s eliminator. Whyte shook up Joshua and Parker is the first man to take him the distance. There’s no doubt the winner should move into a mandatory challenger spot.
“Dillian’s a good fighter who takes chances. He’s incredibly dangerous. We saw that with the way he KO’d Lucas Browne. Joseph will have to deal with a physical and verbal onslaught – but he’s well and truly up for the challenge.”
When asked about his fighter’s standing coming off his loss to Anthony Joshua in March, Higgins believes Parker has earned much deserved respect.
“He’s coming off what is probably the second biggest pay-per-view event in European history and has already earned respect from the British public,” the promoter claimed in a story published by World Boxing News.
“His goal is to shut Whyte up by knocking him out and then get a rematch with Joshua – with a different referee,” he added.
Higgins is referring to referee Giuseppe Quartarone, who’s behavior and alleged lack of understanding of the English language, nearly overshadowed the heavyweight unification battle between Parker and Wilder at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff Wales.
Original Story: World Boxing News