Feature | Sep 22 2017

Joseph Parker: ‘I don’t want to leave it in the judges’ hands’

Joseph Parker intends to knock out Hughie Fury and then continue to campaign in the UK, writes John Dennen
Joseph Parker
Joseph Parker and Hughie Fury Weigh-In

JOSEPH PARKER is taking his pursuit of glory to the UK. The New Zealander puts his WBO heavyweight title on the line against Hughie Fury in Manchester on Saturday (September 23). But he intends to continue to operate in Britain and look for further fights with big name heavyweights like Anthony Joshua, Tony Bellew or even David Haye.

“I want to spent a lot of time here, depending on how the fight goes. We can hopefully win and create some bigger fights. They heavyweight division is booming here and we want to be a part of it. There is no better way of being a part of it than to come here and start fighting,” he said. “All those heavyweights can be opponents in the future, I have just got to get part this guy first.

“I feel this is my coming out party. After we put on a great performance, people will know who we are.

 

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