“But we would fight Joshua next if the money is right. We’re not at all worried about Joshua as a competitive threat. It would be a close fight but we won’t shy away from it. It’s a fight that Joseph would take and I’m sure his trainer [Kevin Barry] isn’t worried about. But the money has to be right,” said Higgins according to boxingscene.com.
It goes without saying that Higgins and Team Parker are looking more of a 50-50 deal than 80-20.
“It’s disrespectful for the fact that Joseph has earned one of the credible heavyweight belts. So has Joshua, so it should be much closer to 50-50 than what was put on the table. No one in our camp was shaking in their boots,” stated Higgins.
— Joseph Parker (@joeboxerparker) October 29, 2017
Earlier this month Parker’s people confirmed that he won’t be fighting again this year. The WBO champion will return to action in 2018 and possibly face Anthony Joshua in a big heavyweight title fight if the price is right.