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Joseph Parker to return December 15

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The former titleholder will be back in New Zealand.

Dillian Whyte vs Joseph Parker - Public Workout Photo by Jack Thomas/Getty Images

Former WBO heavyweight titleholder Joseph Parker has his return date set, as the New Zealand native will go home to face an opponent to be determined on December 15.

Parker (24-2, 18 KO) will be looking to bounce back from consecutive defeats to Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte earlier this year, and end his 2018 on a positive note heading into the new year.

“Whoever they put in front of me I need to get the job done — and get it done well. Having experienced what it is like to reach the pinnacle of the sport, and then come back down again after a couple of tough defeats, I’m more motivated than ever to get back on top.”

Parker, 26, probably will face a relatively soft touch in this fight, as again, he’s looking to get back on the right track after two straight losses at a high level.