Former heavyweight champion, New Zealander Joseph Parker (27-2-0, 21 KO) is ready to challenge the vacant WBO belt against Ukrainian Oleksandr Usik (18-0-0, 13 KO) if Briton Anthony Joshua is forced to leave him. This was announced today by the fighter’s manager David Higgins.
“We will take such a fight [если на кону будет стоять титул], one hundred percent. Joseph thinks Usyk is a great boxer, but the question is, does he have strength in this weight? Of course he has skills and has already gained a lot of respect because of them, “Higgins said.
Parker himself on December 12 in Auckland will clash in a 12-round battle with undefeated compatriot Junior Fa (19-0-0, 10 KO).