Joseph Parker has been forced out of his Heavyweight encounter with Dereck Chisora through illness.
The former WBO heavyweight ruler was set to face Chisora on October 26th in a co-main event alongside Josh Taylor and Regis Prograis but Promoter Eddie Hearn has today confirmed the bout it now off.
‘We are working on a suitable replacement and will make a further announcement this week.’
“The theory is that it was a spider bite,” Parker’s promoter David Higgins told Stuff on Wednesday. “Boxing is a bizarre world but I know for a fact that Joseph is not well. He has been ordered to rest for three weeks so he can’t make October 26 unfortunately.
“The fight against Derek Chisora continues to be one that Joseph Parker and his team want. Joe is keen to get back in as soon as possible. Hopefully, we will have some good news soon.”