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Joseph Parker's management weighing up 'risky' UK fight with Dereck Chisora

Joseph Parker's promoters are weighing up a "risky" fight for the Kiwi heavyweight after British promoter Eddie Hearn revealed he wanted to get the Kiwi back over in the UK.

Hearn said in an interview with Boxing Social he'd like to get Parker in the ring with British heavyweight Dereck Chisora as part of the undercard for a fight night headlined by Dillian Whyte - another British fighter who beat the Kiwi last year via unanimous decision.

"I would quite like to make [Dereck] Chisora against Joseph Parker [happen] for that card as well," Hearn said.

"We'll see where that goes over the next few days."

DUCO Events' David Higgins told Newshub he was presented the idea from Hearn last week in an email and there were plans for a phone call this week.

"If he beats Chisora in London, he's right back where he needs to be: breathing down the neck of Anthony Joshua and/or Dillian Whyte for that rematch and a good win over Chisora would have the British public back onside."

Chisora, 35, boasts a professional record of 29 wins from 38 fights, 21 by knockout, but was defeated in his most recent bout against Whyte.

Higgins said a loss for either fighter at this point would be "very career damaging", making it "risky".

Higgins and Parker were scheduled to meet last night to talk options for their next fight with Chisora, a fight in New Zealand and other opportunities all in the discussion.

Matchroom Boxing Presents Dillian Whyte vs Joseph Parker, The O2, London, England 28/7/2018
Joseph Parker vs Dillian Whyte
Joseph Parker and Dillian Whyte
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Joseph Parker knocked Dillian Whyte down in the 12th. Source: Photosport