Boxing News At Five | Oct 05 2018

Boxing News at Five: Joshua vs. Miller could be an option for New York in April, and Joseph Parker announces next fight

Joseph Parker returns for a 'homecoming' fight in New Zealand, and needs a win, while Jarrell Miller emerges as a possible April opponent for Anthony Joshua
Joseph Parker
Dillian Whyte & Joseph Parker  |  Action Images/Peter Cziborra

NEW ZEALAND heavyweight Joseph Parker has had quite a 2018.

He hasn’t actually won a fight this year, it’s worth noting, but the amount of money he has banked suggests no man has capitalised on the thriving heavyweight landscape quite like the 26-year-old former WBO champion.

His year began with a March unification fight against Anthony Joshua, the money man in the division, which was then followed by an exciting rebound scrap against one of Joshua’s rivals, Dillian Whyte. Both fights ended in defeat for Parker, but, in agreeing to travel to the UK, and initially putting his WBO title on the line, it’s fair to say a couple of healthy pay checks will have provided some welcome consolation.