Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Joseph Parker Inks Six Year Deal With Duco Events

Joseph Parker will take a significant step in the advancement of his boxing career by signing a six-year deal with promoters David Higgins and Dean Lonergan this week.

Regarded as the next best thing in New Zealand boxing, Parker told a press conference in Auckland on Tuesday that he couldn't be happier with the arrangement he was about to start.

"Those two men [Higgins and Lonergan] know the business of boxing better than anyone and for them to make a long term commitment to me has given me a real boost," he said.

Parker, who had a second round TKO over Dean Garmonsway in his professional debut in July, will be a headline fighter in the Fight for Life night in December. His opponent will be named later in November.

"As a professional boxer I have learnt very quickly that you need as much help as you can get.

"Having Duco Events in my corner means that all I have to do is to show up every day and work hard – all other things are taken care of. They are putting a lot of time, energy and money into me and that is humbling," he said.

Parker is now committed to repaying their faith in him.

Higgins said: "We think Joseph has the goods to go a long way and, if he applies himself, possibly all the way to a world title.

"The way he is training right now is encouraging. A hungry fighter is a good fighter. And he's certainly showing plenty of hunger with the work he is doing."

Fitness training Lee Parore is working with Parker and in their first five weeks Parker has shed 12kg to be 106kg, his target weight for the Fight for Life contest.

Parker said: "Training with him [Parore] has opened my eyes and made me reliase that the training I was doing earlier in the year was not up to standard.

"Lee has an ability to help fighters lost weight and build strength. It's hard work – the hardest I have ever done, but I wouldn't have it any other way."

Lonergan said the intention was to move Parker through regional and Commonwealth systems and into title eliminators as quickly as possible.

"The heavyweight division is there for the taking. We're backing Joseph Parker to eventually take it," he said.

Parker's manager Sir Bob Jones said: "Joseph is only 20 years old so anything, good or bad, can happen in the future.

"But he is a terrific prospect and at least with Duco Events on board the boy will have a much better chance at successfully navigating his way through the world of boxing."

Tags:
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mick Higgs on 11-07-2012

Good prospect this lad. And requires nurtaring correctly. IE at least 6-7 fights a year all over World. I'd like to see him as NZ champion next year & challenging for the Commonwealth belt within 3 years. Unfortunatlly I can…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (1)
Top Headlines Rob Brant's Promoter Confident Boxer Will Win WBSS at 168 DeGale: Can't Moan Over Canelo-GGG Draw, It Was Close Fight Joshua Backs Bellew To Overcome Haye Again, Win Rematch Burnett-Zhakiyanov: Unification and Foundation Sanchez: If Canelo Rematch Is Made, GGG Won't Fight Before Then Orlando Salido Confident He Has The Tools To Unseat Berchelt Malignaggi: Me vs. McGregor would sell a lot, draw a lot in boxing! Top Rank Prez: Crawford, Horn Will Not Wait For Pacquiao Vargas: Golden Boy Didn't Offer Enough Money to Fight Cotto Photos: Gabe Rosado, Glen Tapia Ready For War in Las Vegas Wlodarczyk: I'm Not Sold On Gassiev; Could've Lost to Lebedev Hearn: I'd Like Wilder To Fight Whyte - Winner Gets Joshua Shot Warren: Saunders Has To Look A Million Dollars Against Lemieux Jezreel Corrales vs. Alberto Machado - Training Camp Notes Rosa vs. Evans Tops ShoBox Quadrupleheader, November 10 Photos: Murat Gassiev, Krzysztof Wlodarczyk - Putting in Work Takam: I'm Not Scared - 80,000 Joshua Fans Means Nothing To Me Lemieux: Saunders About To Get Destroyed, Will Feel A lot of Pain! Hearn: Wilder, Parker Do Not Warrant a 50-50 Split With Joshua! News: Boxing Hall of Fame Update, Isaac Zarate, Marcus Bates Saunders Confident: Lemieux Looks Good Against B-Level Fighters! Anthony Joshua vs. Carlos Takam: Phil Edwards To Referee Gabe Flores Back on Nov. 17 at Reno/Sparks Convention Center Parker vs. Fury: WBO Rejects Protest To Rescore The Fight Abel Sanchez Pleased With Murat Gassiev's Work For Wlodarczyk Joshua: There are Still People Who Doubt, Want Me To Lose Sadam Ali: Been Huge Underdog Before, I've Proved People Wrong Photos: Anthony Joshua Training in Beast Mode For Carlos Takam Roach: Cotto Would've Been Criticized for Beating Smaller Garcia Crolla Responds To Flanagan: Talks Burns Fight, Ritson, Future 'Boxing Kings' Details When Americans Ruled at Heavyweight Joshua Reveals That Takam Confronted Him After Breazeale Win DeGale: Badou Jack is Not in My Class at All - I Want Rematch! De La Hoya: If Lemieux Wins - Canelo Fight Possible if No Golovkin Erickson Lubin's Future is Up To Him Murata: N'dam First, Ultimately Shooting for GGG-Canelo Winner 'PBC on FOX' Tripleheader Averaged 1.48 Million Viewers Saturday Pulev: It Was Tough Decision To Withdraw From Joshua Fight Bermane Stiverne Signs Contract For Deontay Wilder Rematch Anthony Joshua Admits He's in "No Rush" To Fight in United States
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement