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Junior Fa Warns Joseph Parker To Avoid Brawling From The Jump

Undefeated heavyweight contender Junior Fa has warned his New Zealand rival, Joseph Parker, to stay away from making their contest a brawl. (photo by photosport)

The two boxers will finally collide in Auckland on December 12.

They met four times in the amateur ranks, with each boxer picking up two victories.

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Parker, a former WBO heavyweight champion, has made it clear that he can't afford to suffer a loss in this bout.

At the same time, he's very motivated to end the fight by knockout. Parker wants to get a statement win, with a twelve round decision not being enough of a verdict to send a message.

While Fa is the undefeated boxer on the rise, he is taking a serious step up in class when facing Parker. 

“I expect him to come out of the gates firing, pretty much straight away. I think if it turns fiery quickly, we’ll probably see how good and how fast Joseph Parker really is because I’m a lot bigger than all the guys that he has faced,” Fa said to Stuff.

“But I think both of us are a bit too smart to get involved in a brawl too early. But you never know ... we’ll see. Training is coming along really well. Things are building hard like they’re supposed to, so this is a time I’m focusing more on my recovering, making sure that I get everything right. We are always monitoring the game plan, but we are pretty much set on what we plan to do.

“This is a huge opportunity for me. Fighting Joseph Parker brings on a lot of rewards if I win. So I’m making sure that I’m training my hardest because an opportunity like this possibly won't present itself twice. I’m making sure I grab it with both hands.”

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Mickey Pearson on 11-08-2020

This guy looks menacing but I predict Parker beating his ass for 12 rds or a tko by 7th he should stop talking

Comment by Ray* on 11-08-2020

When has he ever seen Parker brawling? He usually boxes, you have to pull Parker into a fight and if he feels your power then he would dance on the outside or run a bit.

Comment by SN!PER on 11-08-2020

Joseph can do whatever he wants. He's been 12 rounds with much better fighters, and Fa hasn't even gone 12 rounds.

Comment by pollywog on 11-08-2020

I'm keen to see Oilskin the Brawler take it to Junior from the get go and go for the early knockout. Fa might be bigger but that doesn't mean a whole lot if he's not better.

Comment by joe strong on 11-07-2020

I’ve seen a lot of Fa & in my opinion I’m not really sure how good he is as the level of opposition isn’t great. He had a scare against a 46 year old Dominick Guinn when he got dropped.…

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