Articles by author: Duncan Johnstone(121 results)

Joseph Parker Books Vegas Trip To Start Camp - Ruiz or Joshua

Joseph Parker will return to Las Vegas this weekend to bury himself into training again but needing flexible sparring plans as the heavyweight world title scene continues to swirl around him....Read More

Parker's Promoter Confident They Hold First Rights To WBO Title

Joseph Parker's handlers are adamant they have the first rights to the WBO title fight if the belt is stripped off troubled champion Tyson Fury. Duco Events are eager to chase the WBO belt, saying the...Read More

Joseph Parker-Andy Ruiz in Play For December 10, New Zealand

Joseph Parker's handlers are close to securing a world title fight in New Zealand with a date agreed for December 10. The fight would be against Mexican Andy Ruiz, though its world title status is dep...Read More

Dimitrenko Furious, Plans To Protest KO Loss To Joseph Parker

An angry Alexander Dimitrenko plans to protest his controversial heavyweight loss to Joseph Parker, though his argument looks likely to fall on deaf ears. ...Read More

Joseph Parker Aims To Make a Big Statement With Dimitrenko

New Zealand heavyweight boxer Joseph Parker needs more than a win against Alexander Dimitrenko on Saturday night, he must deliver a statement performance....Read More

Joseph Parker Compares Younger Brother To 'Little Mike Tyson'

Joseph Parker compared his younger bother John to 'a little Mike Tyson' as the young Kiwi prepares for his professional debut. John, 22, will fight 27-year-old Ratu Dawai from Christchurch over four ...Read More

Dimitrenko: Parker is Looking Past Me, He's Focused on Joshua

Alexander Dimitrenko has accused Joseph Parker of looking past him, though the Kiwi heavyweight says he's been cutting out social and mainstream media to avoid the world title talk distracting him fro...Read More

Joseph Parker vs. Andy Ruiz For Vacant WBO Title?

Boxers Joseph Parker and Alexander Dimitrenko trade verbal blows at Burger King ahead of their heavyweight fight on Saturday. The wheels are in motion for Joseph Parker to fight for a world heavyweigh...Read More

Parker's Title Prospects Increase as WBO Pressures Tyson Fury

Joseph Parker's world title prospects have increased with the WBO putting heat on Tyson Fury to explain his medical condition. Fury pulled out of his defence of the WBO, IBO and WBA titles in a rematc...Read More

Hearn Keeps Everyone in Suspense on Joshua vs. Klitschko, Parker

Joseph Parker has slipped into a fallback option for Anthony Joshua's next world title fight with promoter Eddie Hearn making progress in lining up former champion Wladimir Kitschko....Read More

Hearn: My Gut Says Joshua-Parker Next, Klitschko Next Year

Anthony Joshua's promoter has reiterated a preference for Joseph Parker to take the next IBF title shot as the top of world heavyweight scene gets increasingly crowded....Read More

Joseph Parker Learning From David Tua's Mistakes as Shot Nears

Painful lessons learned from David Tua's failed world heavyweight title challenge are fuelling Joseph Parker's bid to go one step better. Kevin Barry has opened up for the first time on the shortcomin...Read More

Hearn: Joseph Parker Has The Balls To Fight Anthony Joshua!

Anthony Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn has talked up Joseph Parker's attitude and abilities as the two young heavyweights get ready to square off for the IBF world title. Hearn is set to name Joshua's ...Read More

Hearn Says Parker is Frontrunner For Anthony Joshua, Nov. 26

Anthony Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn says Joseph Parker is now the favoured option for November's world heavyweight title fight in Manchester. Hearn has been struggling to tie down Bulgaria's Kubrat ...Read More

Joseph Parker Feels Power is More Fierce With Improved Training

Joseph Parker has sounded an ominous warning to his rivals, saying a new weights programme has added to his thunderous power. And he's adamant it hasn't come at the expense of his notorious speed....Read More

Joseph Parker Vows To Batter Dimitrenko Over Takam Comment

A fired-up Joseph Parker has accused his giant Russian opponent of being 'disrespectful' and plans to make him pay in the ring. Alexander Dimitrenko said on Tuesday he doesn't believe Kiwi heavyweight...Read More

Dimitrenko Worried About Parker Judges, Felt Takam Was Robbed

Alexander Dimitrenko doesn't believe Joseph Parker beat Carlos Takam and concedes he will probably have to deliver a knockout to secure victory in New Zealand. ...Read More

Parker's Promoter: We're Ready For Joshua in November or March

Joseph Parker's handlers are confident their fighter's focus is under control as talk continues to swirl of a rushed world title fight against Anthony Joshua. Parker fights German-based Russian Alexan...Read More

Parker Ready For Anthony Joshua on 11/26 - If Fight is Offered

Joseph Parker is willing and ready to fight Anthony Joshua for the IBF world heavyweight title if his mandatory challenge is ordered for November 26 in Manchester....Read More

Joseph Parker's Younger Brother To Make Pro Debut on October 1

Joseph Parker's younger brother John will make his professional boxing debut on the star heavyweight's undercard on October 1. John Parker will fight at a catchweight of 85kg [187-pounds] against an o...Read More