Boxing News At Five | Aug 29 2019

Boxing News at Five: Parker won’t fight Chisora without drug-testing clause, Hearn urges Joshua to “snap out of it”

Joseph Parker threatens to pull out of Dereck Chisora negotiations over drug-testing clause, and Eddie Hearn says Anthony Joshua has had to refocus
Joseph Parker

SO long as they are guaranteed a fair fight, Joseph Parker’s team will accept an opportunity to face Dereck Chisora on October 26 in London. If, however, they don’t receive this guarantee, they will walk away from the fight and allow someone else to fill the void.

That’s the message from Parker’s promoter David Higgins, who today said he will veto an offer for Parker to fight Chisora unless the contract reflects his desire for a level playing field.

“We’ve received a formal offer to fight Dereck Chisora on October 26 and have accepted on the condition that two clauses are inserted into the contract,” Higgins told the NZ Herald. “One is that Joseph’s fight will be no earlier than the penultimate fight on the card, and the other is the drug-testing protocols.”