Former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker (24-2, 18 KOs) has finalized his next opponent.
Parker is now scheduled to face Alexander Flores, who has a record of 17-1-1, with 15 wins by knockout.
Parker will look to bounce back after two consecutive defeats – a twelve round decision loss to Anthony Joshua in their unification bout in March, and then a twelve round decision to Dillian Whyte in July.
Parker will face Alexander Flores, a Roy Jones Jr.-promoted fighter, Duco Events announced Thursday.
This is a dangerous fight. A fight where Joseph Parker is fighting for his career
Flores (17-1-1, 15 KOs) 28, of Rowland Heights, California, lost the only time when he stepped up to face a serious opponent, suffering a fourth-round knockout to Charles Martin in 2014. Martin went on to win a world title.
Flores has been somewhat inactive since the loss to Martin, going 3-0-1 over the past four years.
“There is no way this fight goes 10 rounds,” Flores said. “I’m going to knock him out. A lot of people might not have heard of Alexander ‘The Great’ yet, but they’ll all know who I am after Dec. 15.”