Deontay Wilder is on a list of names being targeted by Joseph Parker.
The New Zealand heavyweight had hoped to be fighting Joe Joyce this weekend at Wembley Arena, but their bout fell through. Parker then went on to sign for BOXXER and their CEO Ben Shalom says they still hope the Joyce fight can still be made but must now look at other options.
Shalom told Sky Sports.
“It was the first fight Joseph Parker wanted to make, he wanted to make it clear he wasn’t ducking Joe Joyce.”
“If it’s not going to happen, that was number one, we’re looking at everything. We’re looking at (Otto) Wallin, we’re looking at (Jermaine) Franklin, we’re even looking at (Deontay) Wilder now he’s back in the mix and perhaps the Dillian Whyte rematch.”
Deontay Wilder, the former WBC Heavyweight champion has been on something of a sabbatical since his second career loss to Tyson Fury in October last year.
On his potential return to the ring, Wilder was somewhat non-committal telling Premier Boxing Champions:
“I’m definitely considering coming back.”
“This is something we’re figuring out. I felt a re-boost for my career and coming back for the people when they gave me my statue.”
“It’s just a happy moment in time for me right now. I’m so blessed and I’m so happy and I’m at peace. I’m just in a great spot in life. I’m living my dream, not the American dream, but my dream.”
Shalom revealed that the Parker will be fighting at the end of September. Last time out Parker defeated Dereck Chisora to make it back-to-back wins against the British veteran.