Joseph Parker wants Whyte, Joshua, or Joyce rematch next after Massey

By Boxing News - 01/05/2023 - Comments

By Barry Holbrook: Joseph Parker says he would like the opportunity to avenge his losses to Dillian Whyte, Anthony Joshua & Joe Joyce after he takes care of his next opponent Jack Massey (20-1, 11 KOs), on January 21st at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England.

The former WBO heavyweight champion Parker (30-3, 21 KOs) put in a valiant effort against the undefeated Joyce (15-0, 14 KOs) last September, giving as good as he got until folding in the eleventh round under a heavy barrage of punches from ‘The Juggernaut.’

In 2018, Parker lost back-to-back fights to Joshua & Whyte in matches in which he failed to fight aggressively. Those fights gained Parker the reputation of lacking the killer instinct because he fought timidly and failed to step on the gas to show that he wanted to win.

Whyte (29-3, 19 KOs) is highly unlikely to accept the offer to fight Parker, though, because he’s in a holding pattern, waiting for a call from Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn to face Joshua (24-3, 22 KOs) in the summer in a stadium fight.

There’s too much money on the line for the 34-year-old Whyte to want to risk it going up against a desperate Parker, who still has a lot in the tank at 30 years old and possesses excellent power.

The way Whyte performed against little-known fringe contender Jermaine Franklin (21-1, 14 KOs) last November, he’s not about to risk his big payday in a rematch against Anthony Joshua by taking on Parker.

I would love to fight Dillian Whyte again. If I can get a good win over Jack, that could be next,” said Joseph Parker to Sky Sports about who he wants next after his January 21st fight against Jack Massey.

“He’s got to fight someone. I know he’s [Anthony Joshua] looking for a trainer or working with a few trainers in America but if AJ wants a fight, let me finish Jack off.”

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Parker needs to forget about his hopes of getting rematches against Whyte, Joyce, or Joshua, but it will not happen. They have nothing to gain fighting him, and the money wouldn’t be worth it compared to the risk.

“If you’re looking for a fight, come to me. Dillian Whyte, if you’re looking for a fight, I’m available after I take care of Jack. Even Joe Joyce, if you want another fight and no one wants to fight you, let’s go again,” said Parker.