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Joseph Parker vs. Alexander Flores Set Down For December 15

Former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker (24-2, 18 KOs) has finalized his next opponent.

Parker is now scheduled to face Alexander Flores, who has a record of 17-1-1, with 15 wins by knockout.

Parker will look to bounce back after two consecutive defeats - a twelve round decision loss to Anthony Joshua in their unification bout in March, and then a twelve round decision to Dillian Whyte in July.

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The fight with Alexander takes place at Christchurch's Horncastle Arena on December 15.

Alexander has never been in the ring with someone of Parker's level, and most of his wins have been against overmatched competition.

When he stepped up against Charles Martin in 2014, he was knocked out in four rounds. And then in his following fight he fought to a split draw with a 4-4 fighter.

"For me, boxing is all about the challenge - and this is another big one. I know what is at stake. I need to win and win well. I need to knock him out and I will knock him out. But I can't focus on that, I need to focus on getting better, each and every time I get in the ring," Parker said.

Of course, even trainer Kevin Barry admits that another loss would see the end of his boxer - especially at the top level.

"After a five-year undefeated run that took Joe all the way to the WBO world title, we now find ourselves in very unusual territory, coming off back-to-back losses. Joe has never been in this position before and needs a top performance. Joe finds himself under huge pressure to not only win this fight, but to win big and get his career back on track," Barry said.

"We've known for some time it was likely to be Flores and it is great to have that confirmed. These guys are the same height and they both pack a serious punch, so it stacks up as a great contest. This is a dangerous fight. A fight where Joseph Parker is fighting for his career."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by mlac on 10-21-2018

[QUOTE=Tyistall;19207258]Should Parker give a rematch to Ruiz too??? Because he was gifted that fight. Also, Parker did nothing for most of the rounds against Whyte until he grew a pair and went for it finally. Now he's back where he…

Comment by robbyheartbaby on 10-21-2018

[QUOTE=Tyistall;19205800]Some of these keyboard warriors are probably ranked higher than 179th in the world hahahah. Get over it. Your hero is a bum or a gatekeeper at best. Find another one[/QUOTE] Man I can't even remember what or who this…

Comment by Tyistall on 10-19-2018

[QUOTE=4truth;19205928]It's not like Whyte will give him the rematch he wants and deserves.[/QUOTE] Should Parker give a rematch to Ruiz too??? Because he was gifted that fight. Also, Parker did nothing for most of the rounds against Whyte until he…

Comment by Vinnykin on 10-19-2018

Parker gets a pass - he's starting from scratch again. He needs to build up the rankings slowly and get a mandatory shot again. Needs to get on a KO streak and work on things and you can only do…

Comment by Oshio on 10-19-2018

Really expected him to fight one of two HW punchers in history, Sefer Seferi or Pizzanetta

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