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 Klitschko vs. Joshua: Wladimir Embraces 80,000 at Wembley Lucian Bute vs. Eleider Alvarez Set For February 25, Quebec Holyfield, Barrera, Tapia Officially Announced For IBHOF Class Shakur Stevenson To Be Managed By James Prince, Andre Ward Antonio Vargas Making Pro Moves, Inks Managerial Deal Photos: Erik Skoglund, Timy Shala - Face To Face at Final Presser Abner Mares Addresses His 15-Month Layoff Entering Cuellar Fight Ellerbe Confident: On Jan. 14 We Come Back With Three Titles! Trainer: Lara Wants Bigger Fights, But Must Take Care of Family Wilder: Molina Might Be 'Bipolar,' But Has Heart to Upset Joshua Chisora, Whyte - Both Promise a Vicious Knockout Ending Tommy Ward, Super-Bantamweight, Inks Frank Warren Deal Haye: Right Now, I'd Knock Anthony Joshua Out in Three Rounds! Blackledge: Callum Smith Won't Make it To DeGale-Jack Winner Photos: Bernard Hopkins Clowns Media With 'Old Man' Disguise UFC Prez Makes it Clear That NO Approval For McGregor Boxing! Jeff Horn Could Land Bradley or Vargas, Says Bob Arum Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Returns To His Roots For His Last Career Stand De La Hoya: I Think Hopkins Did Better Than Ward Against Kovalev Photos: Top Rank, Duco Presser To Announce Joseph Parker Deal Freddie Roach: I'm Confident Cuellar Beats Mares - By Knockout Too Joseph Parker Will Be Promoted By Top Rank in America, China Photos: Bernard Hopkins Putting in Work For Final Career Fight Ward-Kovalev: $3.3 Million Live Gate From 10,066 Tickets Sold Abel Sanchez: Andy Ruiz Ready For 50-50 Fight With Joseph Parker Photos: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Putting in Work For Ring Return Claudio Marrero Eager For Zambrano Clash as Purse Bid Looms McGregor: I Was Minding My Business, Mayweather Called Me Out Erik Skoglund Will Have a Familiar Head Trainer in His Corner Andy Ruiz on Parker: When Bell Rings, I'm Going Into Beast Mode! Jack Culcay vs. Demetrius Andrade Purse Bid on December 15 Abner Mares: I'll Prove I'm Still Elite, That I Can Make a Big Bang Anthony Joshua Could Fight in Nigeria For Right Price, Says Hearn Brook Mentions Spence, But Talks Thurman-Garcia, Pacquiao Parker-Ruiz Title Fight Nearing Sold Out Status in New Zealand Frampton: Santa Cruz Can't Be Busier or Better in Our Rematch Jason Sosa Relfects on Memorable 2016 Run, Maps Out Future Saunders: Need Another Fight Before Golovkin, Other Top Foe Mason Menard Views Ray Beltran Fight As Doorstep To Stardom Wilder: Joshua Has Fought D-Level Guys; Wouldn't Be Big in U.S.
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement