Undefeated heavyweight contender Junior Fa (19-0, 10 KOs) believes he should have been given four victories when he fought former WBO world champion Joseph Parker in the amateurs.
Officially, the two boxers split their four fight series with two wins each. But Fa believes he beat Parker in every meeting.
"If you were there and you saw the fights, you would think it was 4-0 to me. I believe - and I know he knows - that I beat him four times. It happened a long time ago, but I know he thinks I have his number," Fa told Newshub. "He will have doubts and try to dust it off, but he knows I have got him and that will play on his head."
The two boxers were recently in discussions to face each other this year - when the coronavirus pandemic subsides - but Parker and his handlers indicate Fa has priced himself out by requested an "astronomical" amount of money.
Far believes Parker's back is now against the wall in terms of securing a marketable fight.
"It's kind of funny. They were talking down at me for such a long time, but now they need me. They wouldn't be making all this noise, if they could go somewhere else and get paid. They need me, which is why they keep bringing me up. It's funny how the tables have turned," Fa said.
"It's a business, and there are a lot of different things going on with this and that, but I know Joseph is keen and I know I am, so hopefully, the other stuff gets sorted. It's very frustrating, but I guess that is part of the sport at a professional level. There is money involved and that changes the game completely. I trust my team that they will do what is right for me from a financial standpoint. We will come to an agreement, if both sides are willing to work things out. It will happen and I can't wait to face him."
Fa's manager, Mark Keddell, has told Newshub they want 30 percent of the total purse, which he believes is reasonable given his boxer's undefeated record and current ranking.
"This will be a big fight internationally, especially if New Zealand is in front of the rest of the world getting back to normality," Keddell said.
"You have two top-10 heavyweights in the world, so you would think the commercials would work out well for both sides. Joseph Parker, from what I have read, makes NZ$2 million a fight, so why would they expect Junior Fa to fight for a couple hundred thousand dollars.
"Junior needs a reasonable payday as well - he also has a family to feed."