“Ultimate fight” may be in offing for Jnr Fa after Saturday night’s victory in Christchurch

New Zealand-born Tongan boxer Uaine Junior Fa may be going up against WBC world champion Deontay Wilder in what is being called the “ultimate fight.”

Speculation about the fight comes a month after Fa said a bout with heavyweight champion Joseph Parker was inevitable and something he wanted to happen sooner rather than later.

However, Fa’s manager, Mark Keddell, said there were no immediate plans for Fa to fight Parker.

Parker topped the bill on Saturday night’s boxing tournament in Christchurch,defeating Alexander Flores with a knockout in the third round.

Fa, who became New Zealand’s new heavyweight champion last year, knocked out Argentine boxer Rogelio Omar Rossi in round one during their weekend bout.

It was Fa’s 16th straight win.

The fight with Wilder is being touted for March or April 2019.

Fa and Wilder recently trained together and are both promoted by American Lou di Bella.

Fa’s manager Mark Keddell was quoted as saying after Saturday night’s tournament: “We’renegotiating a big fight at the moment so we’ll see how that goes.

“We’re talking the ultimate of the ultimate – and we’re getting pretty close.”

The main points

  • New Zealand born Tongan boxer Uaine Junior Fa may be going up against WBC world champion Deontay Wilder in what is being called the “ultimate fight.”
  • Fa, who became New Zealand’s new heavyweight champion last year, knocked out Argentine boxer Rogelio Omar Rossi in round one during their bout in Christchurch on Saturday night.

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