The winner of Joe Joyce’s showdown with Joseph Parker may face unbeaten heavyweight Frank Sanchez for the WBO world title, says the Cuban’s co-manager Mike Borao.
Britain’s Joyce can be trying to lengthen his 13-Zero unbeaten file 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 present held by Oleksandr Usyk, however Borao expects this title to be relinquished after the Ukrainian’s rematch with Anthony Joshua this summer season.
“I actually imagine that finally Frank will combat the winner of Joyce and Parker for a vacant WBO title,” Borao informed 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 most likely land on the winner of that combat for a primary world title.”
Might Sanchez additionally goal Fury’s title?
Sanchez, who loved a profitable beginner profession earlier than turning skilled in 2017, has amassed a 20-Zero file with 13 knockouts, together with his two most up-to-date victories coming towards notable opponents in Efe Ajagba and Christian Hammer.
The 29-year-old’s spectacular file has additionally lifted him to fourth within the WBC rankings, with the belt at present within 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 depart Sanchez as one of many prime contenders for what may turn into one other vacant belt.
“Fury is the last word salesman,” Borao added. “Who is aware of if Tyson actually will retire?”
“Both means, I do not suppose WBC will leap out and strip him instantly, so I feel the Frank query relating to WBC nonetheless has time to marinate.
“The WBO route is more likely for early 2023, in my opinion. One factor is for positive, Frank Sanchez is properly positioned to combat for and win a world title in 2023.”