The winner of Joe Joyce’s showdown with Joseph Parker might face unbeaten heavyweight Frank Sanchez for the WBO world title, says the Cuban’s co-manager Mike Borao.
Britain’s Joyce will likely be seeking to prolong his 13-0 unbeaten report towards former world champion Parker on July 2 at Wembley Enviornment, in a gathering of the WBO’s No 1 and No 2 contenders.
Whoever emerges victorious can be in line to problem for the WBO belt, which is at the moment held by Oleksandr Usyk, however Borao expects this title to be relinquished after the Ukrainian’s rematch with Anthony Joshua this summer time.
“I actually consider that in the end Frank will battle the winner of Joyce and Parker for a vacant WBO title,” Borao advised Sky Sports activities.
“I do not suppose Joyce or Parker are large enough names to entice the eventual winner of Usyk vs Joshua, so Frank [ranked at No 3 by the WBO] will in all probability land on the winner of that battle for a primary world title.”
Might Sanchez additionally goal Fury’s title?
Sanchez, who loved a profitable newbie profession earlier than turning skilled in 2017, has amassed a 20-0 report with 13 knockouts, along with his two most up-to-date victories coming towards notable opponents in Efe Ajagba and Christian Hammer.
The 29-year-old’s spectacular report has additionally lifted him to fourth in the WBC rankings, with the belt at the moment in the possession of Tyson Fury following final month’s Wembley win over Dillian Whyte.
Fury has insisted that he intends to retire following his brutal stoppage victory, which would go away Sanchez as one of many high contenders for what might grow to be one other vacant belt.
“Fury is the last word salesman,” Borao added. “Who is aware of if Tyson actually will retire?”
“Both manner, I do not suppose WBC will bounce out and strip him instantly, so I believe the Frank query relating to WBC nonetheless has time to marinate.
“The WBO route is more likely for early 2023, in my view. One factor is for certain, Frank Sanchez is properly positioned to battle for and win a world title in 2023.”