Last Updated: 07/06/18 12:53pm
Eddie Hearn believes the winner of Dillian Whyte against Joseph Parker will close in on a rematch with Anthony Joshua.
The heavyweight challengers will meet at The O2, London, on July 28, live on Sky Sports Box Office.
Joshua stopped Whyte in seven rounds back in 2015, while Parker became the first fighter to take him the distance in March, which saw him lose the WBO title in Cardiff to the British star.
It is an absolute must win if they want to go on and challenge for a world heavyweight title
Whyte-Parker on Sky Sports Box Office
Dillian Whyte faces Joseph Parker live on Sky Sports Box Office
Hearn expects this to be a final eliminator for the WBO and with both fighters ranked by the other governing bodies, he believes a rematch could be on the horizon for the winner.
“There are some fighters out there who won’t sit on their ranking, who aren’t afraid to take a chance, who will roll the dice,” he told Sky Sports.
“That’s why Dillian should be admired by fans and I’ve got to say the same on Joseph Parker.
“He has just been in one of the biggest heavyweight fights of all time, against Anthony Joshua, was the first man to take him the distance but he’s rolling the dice again, in a fight that could determine his future in the world heavyweight division.
“For Dillian Whyte, a major victory for him against Joseph Parker, could really make that Anthony Joshua fight a huge, huge potential.
“I was shocked when they both agreed to this fight because of the dangers for both guys. It is an absolute must win if they want to go on and challenge for a world heavyweight title.”
Watch Dillian Whyte vs Joseph Parker, from The O2, on July 28, live on Sky Sports Box Office.