JOSEPH PARKER is targeting a fight with Dereck Chisora in order to secure a rematch with Dillian Whyte.
Whyte beat Parker last July in a barnstormer that saw both men floored as The Body Snatcher walked away with a razor thin decision win.
Reuters6 Joseph Parker is planning on fighting Dereck Chisora in order to secure a rematch with Dillian Whyte
Reuters6 Chisora was knocked out by Whyte last December but stated he is ready to fight again
In Whyte’s next outing he would knockout old rival Chisora with a devastating left-hook in round 11 of their December rematch.
Speaking to talkSPORT, former WBO world champion Parker revealed he wants to fight fan-favourite Chisora in his next fight in an attempt get a rematch with Whyte.
Parker said: “I think at the moment my team is focusing on Chisora.
“There’s other options, but I think that’s the one that sort of stands out to us at the moment.
News Group Newspapers Ltd6 New Zealander Parker is a former WBO heavyweight world champion
PA:Press Association6 Chisora was ahead on two of the judges scorecards before a left-hook from Whyte i round 11 ended the fight
“I think as long as it makes sense for both teams I’m happy to go ahead. I’m ready for war. I know he likes to go to war.
“I think that throws me straight into the mix again. Chisora’s a guy who’s been around for a long time, got a lot of experience.
“And, you know, the performance he put in with the last fight against Dillian Whyte – he looked good.
“He looked like the pressure that he put on, the punches that he threw, he was actually leading on the cards before he got knocked out.
“As a fighter, it looks like he’s got a second wind in his career.”
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News Group Newspapers Ltd6 Whyte dropped Parker twice in the fight including a huge left-hook in round nine
News Group Newspapers Ltd6 Parker dropped Whyte is the final round but the Brit survived and won the fight on points
Promoter Eddie Hearn first brought Parker to the UK last March as Anthony Joshua added the WBO strap to his collection of heavyweight world titles.
Hearn stated he is keen to work with the Kiwi heavyweight once again, and targeted an April 20 showdown between Parker and Chisora as Whyte looks to headline the event.