News | Jul 26 2018

Joseph Parker wants the challenge of fighting Tyson Fury

To open the door back to big fights, Joseph Parker says he must dominate Dillian Whyte, writes John Dennen
Joseph Parker
Dillian Whyte & Joseph Parker  |  Action Images/Peter Cziborra

IT might well be hard for Joseph Parker to get the fight he craves. Earlier this year he lost his WBO heavyweight title to Anthony Joshua, now the unified champion with IBF, WBA and WBO titles.

Parker does have regrets. He believes he was lacking something in that first encounter. “I have learned from that fight. I was not aggressive enough and I wasn’t mongrel enough,” the New Zealander said.

He wants to take that frustration out on Dillian Whyte when they box on Saturday (July 28) at the O2 in London. “I said I wanted to hurt people from now on and I really mean that. We are in the hurt business,” Parker said. “If I don’t hurt him, he is going to hurt me.