Hearn Says Whyte-Parker Winner May Get Title Shot
Who ever walks out the winner of the Dillian Whyte and Joseph Parker showdown at the O2 Arena on Saturday night, may end up in “world title action very soon,” according to promoter Eddie Hearn.
Both Parker and Whyte are looking to get a rematch with Anthony Joshua, who is the only man to defeat either fighter. Hearn says a win on Saturday night can earn either fighter a title shot.
“This is a hugely important clash for the heavyweight division that has captured the imagination of the public,” said Hearn.
“Dillian’s brutal KO of Australian Lucas Browne at The O2 in March underlined that prowess at the top level and now another visitor from Down Under is here to try to halt Dillian’s rise to the top.
“Joseph Parker is a softly spoken and likeable man – but make no mistake that in the ring, he’s all business and has bad intentions for Dillian.
Another former Joshua challenger, Carlos Takam, takes on Dereck Chisora in a fight for the WBA international title, and Irish standout Katie Taylor defends her WBA/IBF lightweight titles against Kimberly Connor.
Initial Report: Sky Sports