Going into this Saturday’s struggle with Jack Massey, former WBO heavyweight champ Joseph Parker has a few potential rematches on his thoughts. Although Parker shouldn’t be trying previous the 20-1(11) Massey – “If I lose to Massey, I’ll be out of the image,” Parker has stated within the run-up to the struggle – the New Zealander has begun eager about what would possibly come subsequent.
Talking with IFL TV, Parker, 30-3(21) and coming off that tough stoppage loss to Joe Joyce, says that though a world title struggle would clearly be the “dream struggle,” he’s open to combating Joyce once more, whereas the 31 12 months previous says he’d actually wish to struggle Dillian Whyte once more. Whyte took a troublesome factors victory over Parker in an at occasions thrilling battle again in July of 2018, and Parker has wished a rematch ever since.
“I wish to struggle Dillian Whyte once more,” Parker stated. “It was an incredible, powerful first struggle, he bought the win, superior for him and I’d wish to avenge that loss.”
We followers would welcome a Whyte-Parker II, just because the 2018 struggle was so thrilling, and a few really feel Parker was a little bit exhausting finished by within the struggle, this by way of the scoring and with Parker being judged to have been knocked down one time when he had in reality been hit by Whyte’s head (Whyte’s second knockdown of the struggle being legit). However Parker has different fights in thoughts in case a Whyte return can’t be made.
“Get previous Massey, there’s Michael Hunter calling me out. If no-one needs to struggle Joyce, I’ll struggle him once more, however I’ve to deal with enterprise first,” Parker stated.
Through the years, Parker has turn out to be fairly the fan favorite, together with his popularity right here within the UK being particularly good. An awesome sportsman who by no means seems to make excuses if he’s crushed, Parker can be a fighter who’s prepared to go on the highway to struggle. In gentle of the brutal struggle Parker had, and misplaced, with Joyce, it exhibits the power of his character that he’s even speaking about combating Joyce once more. Parker-Hunter would even be attention-grabbing, however it appears the struggle to make is Whyte-Parker II. However as Parker says, first he has to get previous the motivated Jack Massey. In Saturday’s struggle, 29 12 months previous Massey might be having his heavyweight debut, having beforehand campaigned as a cruiserweight.