Boxing: Joseph Parker's fight with UK's Dillian Whyte confirmed

  • Breaking
  • 07/06/2018
Joseph Parker.
Joseph Parker. Photo credit: Photosport

Kiwi heavyweight boxer Joseph Parker will fight Brit Dillian Whyte at The O2 Arena in London on July 28 (local time), it has been confirmed.

The Samoan-born fighter's bout with the UK slugger had been rumoured as a late replacement for a proposed fight with American Bryant Jennings - and now everything is in place for it to go ahead.

Whyte's promoter Eddie Hearn announced next month's fight with a Twitter post.

The fight will be Parker's first since he lost his unbeaten record to heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua in April.

Newshub understands Team Parker are hoping to position themselves to fight for a mandatory title shot, which is believed to be why they lined up Whyte as his next opponent.

Whyte is ranked in the top four in three of boxing's big four organisations, and is the number one-ranked contender to Deontay Wilder's WBC strap.