David Higgins suggests Dillian Whyte won't fight Joseph Parker again

David Higgins and Joseph Parker
David Higgins and Joseph Parker Photo credit: Image: Photosport

Joseph Parker's promoter David Higgins has all but ruled out a rematch with Dillian Whyte after he brutally knocked out Dereck Chisora in London on Sunday (NZT).

Whyte's knockout came in the 11th round of their heavyweight clash in London.

Higgins said the result means Whyte's camp will want no part with a Parker re-match.

"Joseph nearly beat Whyte, maybe should've, and Whyte knows that," he said.

"He's [Whyte] had a really good win and could headline a show at Wembley, the last thing he wants to do is to take a risk of fighting Parker again."

Higgins said there are other options for Parker to take if he wants to get back to where he was earlier this year.

"It's a matter of looking at the options, we could look at Lucas Brown, Fujimosho, or Chisora - in boxing you want to keep all options on the table.

"Sadly a Whyte rematch should be the obvious thing because it wasn't conclusive. But Whyte doesn't want to risk fighting Parker again."

The Duco Events boss said Parker and his team will enjoy some time off over the Christmas break before going over options in the New Year.