Former world heavyweight champion, Joseph Parker, is keen to build on his latest victory in the division against a top name.
Following a third career loss – and a first by stoppage – to Joe Joyce, the heavyweight from South Auckland, New Zealand beat former-cruiserweight, Jack Massey, over the ten-round distance in January.
Under the continued tutelage of Andy Lee, Parker is now keen to get a bit of momentum behind his heavyweight campaign – and that could come in the form of one of three opponents, as per Seconds Out.
“I need to fight. I need to keep improving. I need to keep working on things with Andy [Lee.] There’s three names we’re looking at – Dubois, Hunter and McKean. Anyone that we can lock in a fight with.”
“We’re waiting on BOXXER to come up with a plan if they can make the [Hunter] fight happen, and then talking to Frank Warren and his team to see if we can fight Dubois. And I think McKean is with Matchroom, so we’re just seeing which one’s the best option and which we can make happen ASAP.”
The 31-year-old went on to identify Daniel Dubois as the perfect mix of rank and test for him.
“I think Dubois, because he’s got the WBA Regular belt. So it’d be nice to fight him. He’s come off of a win over Kevin Lerena, I’ve come off an okay win, and it’d be nice to fight someone who would lift me up and challenge me.”
Parker went on to say that he was confident he could ‘break him down’, thus taking the title and being in the mandatory spot for Oleksandr Usyk should he still hold the belt when all’s said and done.
As the WBA Regular champ, Dubois is first in the rotation to face Usyk, although that will be put on ice if the Ukrainian can agree terms to face Parker’s training partner, Tyson Fury, in an undisputed bout.