Joseph Parker Is Open To Fighting Deontay Wilder In Comeback Fight
Joseph Parker wants to be the one that welcomes Deontay Wilder back into the ring.
Parker’s manager, David Higgings, said that the former unified heavyweight champion is open to fighting any of the “big name and high-ranked” Americans, including Wilder.
“Not many British have done that. Joseph has said he’ll fight any of the big name and high-ranked Americans from Deontay Wilder to Andy Ruiz to Luis Ortiz to Michael Hunter, any of them we would look at,” Higgings told Sky Sports.
“It will be interesting to see if any of these big name Americans are willing to get in a ring with Joseph Parker because we certainly reached out and made it known the opportunity is there.”
Wilder, however, has been debating whether or not he will continue his boxing career. But his trainer, Malik Scott, thinks the former WBC heavyweight champion will be back in camp “no later than March and fight in May.”
He is recovering from a broken hand injury after losing his trilogy fight versus Tyson Fury on October 9, 2021.
Parker, meanwhile, is coming off back-to-back wins over Dereck Chisora. The first in May ended in a split decision victory while the second resulted in a unanimous decision win.
Joyce has called out Parker for a matchup. Joyce is undefeated in all his 13 fights, 12 ending in knockouts.
It’s unclear exactly who Parker will fight next. Higgings also revealed Parker is a promotional free agent.