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Former world champion would welcome fight vs winner of Tony Bellew-David Haye rematch

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A week on Saturday, one of the most highly anticipated rematches in British boxing over the past year will take place, as Tony Bellew will face David Haye once more inside the ring at The O2 Arena in London on May 5.

In the first clash between these two back in March last year, Bellew managed to finish Haye via TKO in the 11th round. When they meet again on May 5, The Bomber will be looking to repeat his performance from a year ago, while The Hayemaker will be looking for revenge.

However, a huge fight could be waiting for either one of these boxers on the other side of this clash, as a former world heavyweight champion is open to the idea of fighting against the winner of Bellew vs Haye 2.

While speaking to Sky Sports, Joseph Parker's promoter David Higgins has said that the former WBO heavyweight champion would welcome a fight against either The Bomber or The Hayemaker, as he said: "Of course it would. Joseph Parker himself and our team would back him against almost anyone, and certainly would back him against the winner of Bellew-Haye.

"The question is whether they would be willing to step up? I think most people would see Anthony Joshua at this point as the 'Golden Goose', and the big queue of people sitting on their hands and waiting a year, maybe two years for a shot, which may or may not happen.

"For those British contenders, respect to the one that does step up to Parker, because I think, despite Parker not quite getting the win, he gained a lot of respect, and is the first man to take Joshua the distance."

A fight against Parker would be huge for either Haye or Bellew at this stage of their careers, as a win against the Kiwi could potentially place them in the frame for a title fight down the line. 

Anthony Joshua v Joseph Parker -  World Heavyweight Title Fight

The Bomber has questioned Parker's credentials as a world champion in the past, so this might be the fight which more boxing fans are interested in.

For that fight to happen though, it could all depend on whether or not Bellew is able to repeat what he did over a year ago and defeat Haye inside the ring. If he doesn't, The Hayemaker might be the boxer that's rewarded with an opportunity to fight against the former world champion.

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