Zach Parker Would Love To Fight Anthony Yarde
Zach Parker is hoping to secure a fight with Anthony Yarde.
Parker is set to return to the ring on Saturday on the undercard of Zhilei Zhang vs. Joe Joyce 2. He was fighting John Ryder last November for the interim title but badly broke his hand and the corner stopped the fight.
Now, as Parker is set to return, he believes a win over Khalid Graidia should get him a big fight next time out.
“It [the division] is all tied up with Canelo at the moment. You see John Ryder go against him and you can see he’s on the down now. I think you can see age is catching up with him. I think I could have caused him a lot of problems but everything happens for a reason. It happens in sport doesn’t it?” Parker told 32Red.
“Styles make fights and John gave a really good account of himself [against Canelo]. My fight with him was just playing out the way I wanted it to but you can’t help getting injured. I think I’m still up there with the top guys. I think losing might be a good thing for me. I’ll fight anybody now. Once you lose your ‘0’ you get better chances,” Parker continued.
One opponent that Zach Parker would like to fight is Anthony Yarde. With the 168lbs division blocked, Parker is open to moving up and securing a matchup with Yarde.
“I said I’d take it in a heartbeat,” Parker said. “I’ve always said I’ll move up in weight at some point. I’m massive at super middleweight so I’ll keep my options open, see what Neil [Marsh, his manager] and Frank [Warren, his promoter] can get their hands on and go from there. Caleb Plant’s had another loss against David Benevidez. There’s the Benevidez fight. Even going to light heavyweight, there are a lot of fights up there. I’m keeping my options open,” Parker said.
“Talk is cheap though. You need to back it up. I’ll get a couple of wins on my record and then I’ll be back with the top lads. I wasn’t number one for almost three years for no reason. I think I’ll get better chances now and there are big fights out there for me,” Parker concluded.
Zach Parker is 22-1 as a pro and holds notable wins over Geard Ajetovic, Sherzod Husanov, and Rohan Murdock.
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