Joseph Parker vs. Dereck Chisora must be agreed in two days, says manager

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Joseph Parker’s manager has demanded that any fight with Dereck Chisora is agreed in the next 48 hours.

David Higgins saw his fighter defeat Junior Fa at the weekend to put down a marker in the race to fight either Anthony Joshua or Tyson Fury for a heavyweight belt, and Eddie Hearn is expected to set up a fight in May between Parker and Chisora.

Parker and Chisora were set to fight in late in October in 2019 but the New Zealander suffered a spider bite which caused hte fight to be delayed, and the emergence of the coronavirus, 

“There's about nine weeks and if Joseph would leave New Zealand at the end of this week, there's only eight weeks, so touch and go," Higgins told Sky Sports.

"If we're going to take the fight at only eight weeks, everyone would have to agree terms right now in the next 48 hours. There are discussions going on.

"A base contract was already developed for the previous fight. There are things in our favour. Duco, my company, and Matchroom have made quick deals before and have worked together well.

"Both guys want the fight. It's very possible we can put it together. We'll probably set a drop date at the end of this week."

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