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This could be great news for Parker if he wants to go the WBO route as Joshua may be removed off their rankings and Parker may go to no1(he's ranked 2nd behind AJ because Martin will be removed )vs Fedosov who is well ranked @ 6th could become a virtual eliminator in itself

current WBO rankings

1. Charles Martin (ibf champ)
2. Anthony Joshua (IBF eliminator)
3. Joseph Parker
4. Wladimir Klitschko (getting shot now vs Fury)
5. Vyacheslav Glazkov (lost to Martin and injured)
6. Alexander Povetkin (fighting Wilder)
7. Andrey Fedosov
8. Andy Ruiz
9. Edmund Gerber
10. Erkan Teper
11. Michael Wallisch
12. Artur Szpilka
13. Carlos Takam
14. Lucas Browne
15. Izuagbe Ugonoh

TBF I think Fury and Wlad make easy work of Joe, he's not ready for them but he is very close to a shot if he desires it.
If that was the case, the WBO wouldn't order a mandatory challenge straight away for the winner of Fury/Klit would they. So if Parker kept busy within the WBO ranked fighters over the next 6-12 months, at least he would be prepared to have a crack. Looking at the list the name been talked about on here is #7 Fedosov.

Could also nail Lucas Browne (after he loses) and clear out Australasia within the year also.
If die is right and Wlad wins and retires Joe could even get a title fight against someone like an Andy Ruiz you just never know. Interesting year ahead
There is also the other scenario that duco have suggested that Hearn turns the eliminator down and Joe gets offered it which is food for thought.......
James do you think Hearns is gunna turn that down? TBH I might doubt that.
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David Haye will fight the second fight of his comeback on May 21st at the site of his January 16th destruction of Mark de Mori, The O2 in London. The former WBA heavyweight champion ended a three-and-a-half year hiatus with the first-round obliteration of de Mori and, as he said he would, he is keeping busy; although it was initially thought Haye would embark of phase-two of his return in April.

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(01-27-2016, 11:08 AM)shamrock Wrote: [ -> ]James do you think Hearns is gunna turn that down? TBH I might doubt that.

I don't think so either, but Lonergan does. 

(http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/other-sports/76188484/joseph-parker-will-end-the-myth-that-is-anthony-joshua-says-dean-lonergan)

Parker is behind those two in the IBF pecking order but Lonergan could easily see a situation where Joshua avoids the experienced Frenchman for safer and more lucrative opponents.

"That could potentially put the Kiwi in a position to fight to be the number one contender", Lonergan said




I wouldn't be too surprised either way though as I think Hearn and AJ don't appear to be chasing the belts at this stage. 
Exciting times. Who would have thought Ustinov would have been in a WBA eliminator against Ortiz. Stu says Takam nor Fedosov will be Parker's next opponent. Says he's in the process of negotiating with an opponent right now. Who? Who knows?

Bad news if Klit wins the rematch and fights on. Then we are back to where we were before he lost.
I think this is too early for AJ's liking. Definitely Parker could be offered the opportunity vs Takam. A good likelihood.

And yes - the WBO is looking pretty good also for JP.

-Kiwi
(01-27-2016, 11:47 AM)diehard Wrote: [ -> ]Exciting times.  Who would have thought Ustinov would have been in a WBA eliminator against Ortiz. Stu says Takam nor Fedosov will be Parker's next opponent.  Says he's in the process of negotiating with an opponent right now.  Who?  Who knows?

Bad news if Klit wins the rematch and fights on.  Then we are back to where we were before he lost.

Haha when will we find out?, I'm actually a little disappointed tbf. I am seriously doubting he will be par with these blokes, who has any ideas now?