By Leigh Mcmanus For Mailonline
Published: 15:49 BST, 14 October 2019 | Updated: 15:54 BST, 14 October 2019
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
'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