Boxing: Cuban Frank Sanchez calls out Joseph Parker, declares money isn't an issue

Undefeated Cuban heavyweight Frank Sanchez has called out Kiwi Joseph Parker, saying money isn't an issue, if the two fighters were to square off.

The 27-year-old's comments come after hearing Kiwi Junior Fa asked for too much money for an all-NZ heavyweight showdown with Parker. 

Parker's manager, David Higgins, said Fa's camp priced themselves out by asking for a third of a reported $3 million fight purse.

Earlier this month, Sanchez' manager, Mike Borao, listed Fa or American Michael Hunter as potential opponents, as his fighter tries to climb the WBO rankings. 

Sanchez, currently ranked 11th, wants a mandatory shot at the world title, previously held by Parker and currently by Anthony Joshua. 

With talks between Fa, sixth in WBO rankings, and Parker (second) now at a standstill, Sanchez has volunteered to step in, guaranteeing he won't ask for as much money.

"I am happy to step in for Junior Fa and fight Joe Parker," Sanchez told 

"I won't price myself out, because I know I will win. No disrespect to Parker, but I would win every round of the fight and he would not lay a glove on me."

Sanchez is 15-0 in his career with 11 knockouts, most recently against Philadelphia's Joey Dawejko last month.

Some of his wins have come against nobodies, including one opponent who has lost 27 of his 30 competitive fights.

Regardless, Sanchez knows victory over Parker would put him in a better position to compete for the WBO title.

"I want to prove I am the best heavyweight in the world and I have targeted the WBO championship," Sanchez added. "I am ready to fight anyone and prove I am the best. 

"A win over Joe Parker would put me in line for a world title fight and that is all that interests me."

Last week Higgins told Newshub that a fight against Fa wouldn't happen, unless they reassess their financial expectations.

"They are pricing themselves out, asking for nearly a million dollars in the middle of a lockdown," Higgins said. "It's silly and Joseph isn't taking it seriously.

"We are going to end these discussions now, because they don't realistically want the fight.

"If they do, they know where we are, but they need to be realistic with their financial demands."