May 5th 2018 – Looking Likely
It now seems that the AJ v Parker fight is close to being signed as both parties seem to have agreed the payment structure for the fight.
Parker’s promoter David Higgins is now set to fly to England to seal the deal as the New Zealander bids to put an end to Joshua’s impressive 20-0, 20 KO record.
“We’re really, really close,” Higgins initially told media in New Zealand regarding Joshua v Parker.
“We’ve agreed the ratio. The Joshua side gave a small concession, and we’ve agreed that the Parker side will get somewhere between 30 and 35 per cent.”
“There’s still a lot to agree, but we’ve agreed the most important thing which is the ratio. The rest should flow from there.”
Venues in Manchester, London and Cardiff are still on the table for the fight as both sides try to wrap up an agreement for the spring.
Sky Sports Box Office would have exclusive TV rights in the UK, Showtime in the US will show the fight stateside in an attempt to build AJ’s profile and keep interest alive for the future AJ v Wilder bout.