Parker Open To Title Eliminator With Dubois
If the opportunity to not fight Oleksandr Usyk does not present himself, former WBO world heavyweight champion Joseph Parker is open for a final eliminator against Daniel Dubois.
With Usyk more than likely set to face Dereck Chisora before his fight against whoever is the WBO champion, it leaves the winner of a potential Parker-Dubois fight next in line.
“I think anything is possible,” Higgins told Sky Sports. “It’s great that Dubois is making waves and provided he keeps doing that, it’s very possible that Joseph Parker would fight him. They just have to keep heading in the right direction.”
“I personally think Joseph Parker has too much pedigree and too good a head on his shoulders for Dubois,” Higgins continued.
“Dubois clearly has great power. There’s a lot of unknown there. I think Parker has got too much class. If we were ordered to fight, or put in that position, it’s something that could be discussed down the track.”
“It’s [Usyk-Chisora] very close,” Hearn told Sky Sports of what’s next for the former undisputed cruiserweight champion. “It’s now a date issue really. March 28 at The O2, or April 11 in Manchester are the two options. March 28 would be the favourite.
“A brilliant fight. Derek Chisora, the way that he has come back in the sport of boxing and the dedication he has with David Haye, a great team. They believe that they can win that fight. They believe they can cause a big upset. They think Usyk can’t handle the big boys.”
“Usyk has already been to the UK, a great fight against Tony Bellew,” Hearn said of the 2018 fight that sent Bellew into retirement. “One of the biggest names in the sport. It’s a monstrous fight in UK boxing and world boxing. Very close now on that fight.”