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'It destroys your immune system, your health': Joseph Parker's manager reveals the effects a SPIDER BITE had on the New Zealander and insists heavyweight still wants Dereck Chisora after pulling out of fight Joseph Parker was set to take on the Brit in a heavyweight clash on October 26  Promoter Eddie Hearn then revealed New Zealander has pulled out with illness  The New Zealander's manager David Higgins has revealed the extent of the bite 

By Leigh Mcmanus For Mailonline

Published: 15:49 BST, 14 October 2019 | Updated: 15:54 BST, 14 October 2019

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Joseph Parker's manager has revealed the effects a spider had on him after he was forced to pull out of a fight with Dereck Chisora. 

The New Zealander, who is a former WBO heavyweight champion, was set to take on the Brit in a heavyweight clash at the O2 Arena on October 26, co-headlining the bill alongside Josh Taylor and Regis Prograis. 

The 27-year-old's manager David Higgins said the fighter is now in 'good spirits' and still wants a fight before the year is out after his three-week illness, but it depends on other factors. 

Joseph Parker was set to take on the Brit in a heavyweight clash at the O2 Arena on October 26

Joseph Parker was set to take on the Brit in a heavyweight clash at the O2 Arena on October 26

'He has recovered from what was a three-week lay-off and he's back training, but that's really a question for Eddie Hearn. He's the promoter and we're at their behest. We're realistic and we're just waiting to hear back from Matchroom,' Higgins

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