As reported on the 14th August (you can read the report > HERE <) former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker’s (27-2, 21 KO’s) promoter David Higgins is not moving on his final bid to the team of Junior Fa (19-0, 10 KO’s) for the all New Zealand heavyweight clash to happen.
Originally offering $300,00 and then upping the offer to $500,000 (plus as share of the TV revenue), it is being hoped the fight can be made for an October date but with all that needs to be done, a November or December clash seems to be more realistic.
“We fought four times in the amateurs and are 2-2, but things have changed a lot,” Parker tells The AM Show. “The level of opposition I have fought is of a much higher caliber.
“Hopefully we can make a deal. I think it will happen – we have given them what they’ve asked for. If they don’t want to sign, then we are prepared to walk away and fight someone else who is keen to fight – we are talking about a lot of money. I am ready to go. I have been training twice a day. I just want to get back in the ring and give someone a beating.”
“David Higgins has tried his best to get top opponents. People say the quality of my last two opponents has been poor, but we have been trying to fight top-10 guys since my loss to Dillian Whyte – who I have been trying to get a rematch with. It is hard, because those top guys see me as high risk with low reward, so they would rather take fights that are low risk.”