Anthony Joshua in talks to fight Joseph Parker


British-Nigerian boxer, Anthony Joshua and New Zealander Joseph Parker are keen to fight each other in a heavyweight title clash early next year, but the finances have to be right for both boxers, Parker’s promoter said on Wednesday.

Joshua holds the IBF, WBA and IBO heavyweight titles, while Parker holds the WBO crown. American Deontay Wilder holds the WBC title.

“Eddie Hearn and I have exchanged emails,” David Higgins told reporters in Auckland about talks with Joshua’s promoter.

“My message was Joe would fight Joshua next and Hearn’s message was that Joshua would fight Parker next.

“It’s now a question of the deal and money.”

Higgins said if they were able to agree to a fight it would probably be next March or April.

He added he had also been in talks with Wilder’s camp.

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