Zach Parker’s WBO super-middleweight interim title fight against Demetrius Andrade will be moved to an indoor venue in the Midlands should it be rescheduled.
Pride Park, home of Derby County Football Club was to stage the event on May 21 but was postponed earlier this month when Andrade pulled out with a shoulder injury. Parker, a Derby FC fan, had been banking on a large home support to help him in his efforts but as his promoter, Frank Warren explained the fight will have to be staged elsewhere.
“It’s going to be too late to put it back on in a football stadium because they have to re-lay their pitches and prepare themselves for next season. We were doing extremely well; I think we done nearly 17,000 tickets,” Warren told Queensbury Promotions YouTube channel.
“Andrade hasn’t sent us through any medicals yet. When it’s all ready to go we’ll look to the Midlands and find a venue and do the fight. It’s a great fight and a winnable fight for Zach.”
Parker is the number one contender with the WBO and unbeaten in 22 fights. While Andrade, a two-weight world champion at 154lbs and 160lbs, is moving to super-middleweight in a bid to land a fight with undisputed champion Canelo Alvarez.