Zach Parker is not allowing himself to get too downhearted despite missing out on the dream of a world title fight earlier this year.
The super-middleweight had been set to meet Demetrius Andrade for the WBO interim title at the weight, with the fight scheduled to take place in May at Derby County Football Club.
Injury to Andrade put paid to that plan, but the 28-year-old knows that it’s just a matter of time before he gets his opportunity.
As he sat in the stands at Pride Park during an interview for Bristol Street Motors, Parker said:
“My dream is to fight here and that will happen one day.”
The former British champion was last in action in November last year when he defended his WBO International title at the Utilita Arena in Birmingham, stopping Marcus Morrison inside four rounds and keeping hold of his number one spot with the sanctioning body.
“Here I am now, close to getting a world title and I can’t wait for it. I first started boxing at Burton ABC and then my Dad and I moved from there and we were pretty much doing it from our living room.
“We’ve won the British title and we’re about to go for a world title but setbacks are part and parcel in boxing, the same as football, but I’ve just got to be patient in any sport, in any walk of life, and you’ll get to where you want to go.
“My fan base is growing because of the club and I hope that we will be able to bring some big fights to the city and some big nights to the Pride Park stadium as well.”