Junior Fa's American promoter Lou DiBella spoke this week about the possible matchup between Fa and Joseph Parker. The veteran promoter appeared as a guest on the Brooklyn Boxing Podcast, where he discussed the matchup.
"I'm working on a really big fight right now in New Zealand, which would be one of the biggest matchups in the history of New Zealand boxing, in the history of the heavyweight division, between Joe Parker and Junior Fa. So I've been talking to David Higgins, who represents Joe Parker, and we have been negotiating for the last week or so, " DiBella said.
"Their borders are pretty much shut off if Joe Parker wants a big fight in New Zealand this year. He's going to have to fight one of my guys, either Junior Fa or Hemi Ahio, and I've been negotiating with Parker's people to see if we can get that done... I think the winner of a fight of that magnitude would be such a PPV star in New Zealand."
DiBella, who was to be inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame until Covid-19 postponed the ceremony, was then asked if the winner of a Fa-Parker clash would be next line for a shot at the WBO title.
"I don't know if that fight could be an eliminator of some kind I don't think it matters if it's mandatory right now, because I don't think anyone is going to block Joshua. I don't think anyone is going to block Wilder-Fury and Joshua fighting the winner down the line, but I do think the winner of Fa and Parker would be guaranteed an enormous, massive fight.
So far, nothing has been confirmed, but with all the recent media coverage, it appears the likelihood of a Fa-Parker clash is getting closer every week.
Here is the full interview below. The Fa-Parker talk begins around the thirty minute mark.
Written by Michael Clifton
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