Dillian Whyte open to Joseph Parker bout following Tyson Fury loss after being told 'there's no better time' for rematch
DILLIAN WHYTE is ready to rematch Joseph Parker in his first fight since defeat to Tyson Fury.
Whyte was knocked out by Fury in April as his long wait for a world title shot ended in heartbreak.
But the beaten contender, 34, is willing to jump right back into the big time and confirmed an interest in fighting Parker, 30, again.
Whyte wrote on Instagram: "I just want the buggiest (sic) fights at this stage in my career let's go put hands on you once and will do it again."
The heavyweights both found themselves on the floor in the heavyweight thriller.
Whyte, who was moments away from defeat in the final round, battled through to edge out a win on points.
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Parker is now currently lined up to fight Joe Joyce, 36, but the bout is being delayed due to his coach Andy Lee expecting a baby.
But the former WBO champion's manager David Higgins welcomed a rematch with Whyte.
Higgins told Sky Sports: "There's no better time for a rematch between Joseph Parker and Dillian Whyte.
"Parker is an elite heavyweight and he's got unfinished business with Whyte.
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"So to stop Whyte on worldwide TV would be a nice step back towards the heavyweight world title, which is every heavyweight's goal.
"Joseph was showing me videos of the Dillian fight this very morning and Joseph has wanted a rematch ever since.
"We've made it clear at all times we'd fight Dillian Whyte then, or now.
"That stands now, because Joseph would love to fight Dillian Whyte. That would be a blockbuster pay-per-view.
"I already know that Joseph would gladly jump back in with Dillian Whyte. Anytime, anywhere.
"The real question is – 'is Dillian Whyte up for it?', because we've got no time to dither. It was a war.
"It was the heavyweight fight of the year. It's really up to the Whyte camp I think, to signal if they are willing to have that rematch."
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