Anthony Joshua vs. Joseph Parker could be in Spain or Germany

Joseph Parker retained his WBO title against Hughie Fury in his last fight. Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Joseph Parker's promoter David Higgins stated that Spain and Germany are still potential venues for hosting Anthony Joshua vs. Joseph Parker along with the UK.

Parker (24-0, 18 KOs), who hasn't fought since beating Hughie Fury in Sept. 2017, recently revealed to ESPN that a fight with Joshua is "close" to being finalised and his promoter has further stated that the potential bout could go overseas to mainland Europe.

"We all know the English and a lot of Europeans like a holiday in Spain," Higgins exclusively told ESPN.

"There's a lot of expats in Spain. An event that size would attract maybe 50,000 visitors that would stay maybe three or four nights. It would bring 10s of millions of GDP input into the location.

"One thing that Eddie Hearn [Joshua's promoter] and I have agreed on is to look at various locations and go to the one that makes the most economic sense.

"I reckon if you put it in a place like Barcelona it would still sell out. It would be a great weekend. Because it's not in peak season it definitely has an economic benefit.

"Boxing is big in Germany, obviously with the Klitschkos [Wladimir and Vitali] having sold out stadiums. The UK obviously makes a lot of sense because of the Joshua fan base. We'll talk to a few locations."

Joshua (20-0, 20 KOs) last fought on Oct. 28 at the Principality Stadium, retaining his belts via 10th round stoppage over Carlos Takam.