Parker wants a shot at undisputed world title or Anthony Joshua rematch after latest win

Parker wants a shot at undisputed world title or Anthony Joshua rematch after latest win

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Tuesday 12/03/2024
[Image: Sky Sports]

Interim WBO Heavyweight champion Joesph Parker feels he deserves a shot at an undisputed boxing world title fight after his upset win over China's Zhilei Zhang in Saudi Arabia.

The majority decision victory saw Parker crowned the WBO interim heavyweight champion over the weekend, but as he arrived back in New Zealand, the boxer didn't take long to make his intentions clear.

Parker told Newshub that he wants to fight for the world championship or unified championship, and they are very close to getting there.

Although the Kiwi's new accolade would usually put him in the prime position for just that, it may not be that simple this time around.

Parker signed a one-way rematch clause with Zhang before their bout, allowing the Chinese boxer the right to a rematch if he lost to the Kiwi.

Although he accepts a Zhang rematch is very likely due to the clause, Parker insists that nothing is ever completely set in stone in the boxing world.

Meanwhile, Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk are set to battle in May to crown the first undisputed heavyweight champion since 1999. The historic fight will see the WBC, WBA, WBO, and IBF titles all put in on the line.


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