Boxing: Promoter Eddie Hearn eyes Joseph Parker vs Dereck Chisora for April

English boxing promoter Eddie Hearn is eying up a fight for Kiwi heavyweight Joseph Parker to take place on April 21 (NZ time) at the 02 Arena in London against another big name in the division.

Hearn said he'd like the former WBO champion from south Auckland to square off against experienced Brit Dereck 'Del Boy' Chisora, as a part of a heavyweight boxing extravaganza that will feature other high-profile names on a pay-per-view card.

The pay-per-view would be headlined by Dillian Whyte, who beat Parker in July last year, after the Jamaican-born fighter couldn't agree to a deal against Anthony Joshua.

Hearn is looking at three options for Whyte - American Dominic Breazeale (the fight Whyte wants), Russian Alexander Povetkin or Cuban Luis Ortiz.

Even though the headline act hasn't been confirmed, Australian Lucas Browne is already confirmed to fight England's David Allen, while Hearn is also working on a deal for American Michael Hunter Jr to square off against Cameroonian-French veteran Carlos Takam.

Hearn told Boxing Social that there were some things "in the pipeline" for the card and was hopeful Parker would feature on the undercard.

"I'd like to make Dereck Chisora against Joseph Parker for that card also," said Hearn.

"I'd like to do 4-5 big heavyweight fights on the card and build a big heavyweight night. We'll see where this goes in the next few days."

Parker last fought in December, when he knocked out American Alexander Flores in the third round in Christchurch.

Chisora has had 38 fights during his career, winning 29 of them and losing nine, including twice each against Whyte and Tyson Fury.


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Boxing: Promoter Eddie Hearn eyes Joseph Parker vs Dereck Chisora for April