Joseph Parker has recovered from a spider bite and still hopes to be given a fight prior to the close of the calendar year, says director David Higgins.
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The New Zealander was sidelined by illness for three weeks, forcing him to withdraw from a fight against Derek Chisora, that instead faces David Price on the Regis Prograis-Josh Taylor bill live on Sky Sports Box Office.
However, Parker has stayed in Las Vegas to restart training and would welcome a bout in the upcoming few months a fight that was rescheduled with Chisora.
Higgins told Sky Sports:Hed really like to return before the end of the calendar year, completely.
Hes recovered from what was once a three-week lay-off and he is back coaching, but thats really a question for Eddie Hearn. He is the promoter and were at their behest. We are realistic and were just waiting to hear back in Matchroom.
He is in great spirits, hes back in practice. The feeling for the doctors, we believe it was a spider bite, although I saw the press type of mocked the spider snack item.
I am no expert, but it kind of destroys your immune system, your wellness. You are fatigued. He had been arranged by professionals to endure for three weeks.
Make no mistake, we wanted to combat Chisora, we still do. Well just see what happens.
Parker will be seeing Chisora with interest together with Higgins hoping his fighter could possibly appear on the rematch, along with even a US charge that is big as a speedy victory over Cost could enable the Brit to make a swift return.
It depends on how fast Chisora can change and whether Eddie Hearn or Frank Smith can pull a few strings and get us on New York or even Saudi Arabia, explained Higgins. It would be a pity if Joseph had to sit for eight weeks, but we remain hopeful.
Hes still in camp, his own family are with him in Vegas. Hes kind of waiting. He is ready and willing, but if not, we must be philosophical.
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