Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Parker: Wasn't Aggressive Enough in Loss, Won't Repeat Mistake

By Chris McKenna, courtesy of The Daily Star

JOSEPH PARKER regrets not going all out to knock out Anthony Joshua but has vowed to go for broke against Dillian Whyte.

The Kiwi fighter lost his WBO heavyweight title when he was outpointed by Joshua in March.

Parker, 26, felt he should have thrown caution to the wind against the British star when the fight started to get away from him.

joshua-parker-fight (6)

But the New Zealander promised to “damage” Whyte when they meet at the O2 tomorrow in a bid to earn a rematch with Joshua next year.

He said: “I’m here to do damage, I’m here to punch with bad intentions.

“I have learned from that Joshua fight, I was not aggressive enough and I wasn’t mongrel enough.

“I said I wanted to hurt people from now on and I really mean that, we are in the hurt business.

“A win is good but you want to put on a dominant performance.

“I want to take more risks, playing safe all the time makes people think you are a spoiling fighter. As much as I want to box and move and win, I have to go to war.

“I feel an impressive victory, in great fashion, could get that Joshua rematch.

“We have to put on a great show and hopefully the winner will get Joshua if he doesn’t get that big fight with Deontay Wilder.”

Parker pocketed around £6m for the Joshua fight and he could earn close to seven-figures for this weekend’s clash.

But he admitted money is no longer his motivation, with his family’s security in place, as he now aims to cement his legacy in the sport.

Parker added: “Am I a lot richer? Maybe I have better shoes. It is a blessing to be able to look after people in life.

“Money can take away hunger but mine is there more than ever.

“The boxing legends were all two or three-time world champions, I have done it once but I want to do it again and be unified.

“I want to go hard for another five years. Finish at 30 or 31 and do something else, maybe a pilot.

“My family is secure so I am boxing now for passion and love and the glory.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Oshio on 07-28-2018

Hahahahaha... Americans are right on their own eyes.... They live in their heads.

Comment by Dasmius Shinobi on 07-27-2018

[QUOTE=scarybodyshot;18970335]No idea but I can't wait. They can't handle the truth... The same way Wilder won't be able to handle fighting a competent fighter like AJ who can box, brawl and recover when hurt without needing the referee to give…

Comment by scarybodyshot on 07-27-2018

[QUOTE=P4Pdunny;18970317]how long till the Wilder bathwater drinkers get here to defend his honour you reckon?[/QUOTE] No idea but I can't wait. They can't handle the truth... The same way Wilder won't be able to handle fighting a competent fighter like…

Comment by P4Pdunny on 07-27-2018

Parker will need to win most rounds convincingly, if its close I can see it being controversial. I don't think Whyte is half as good as everybody else though so I'm going with Parker.

Comment by P4Pdunny on 07-27-2018

[QUOTE=scarybodyshot;18970254]I predict a draw. I just had a feeling that Parker is going to nick it in the eyes of the fans but it will end in controversy. It doesn't make sense commercially for either one of these fighters to…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (9)
Top Headlines Dana White: Pay No Attention To Mayweather vs. Khabib Talk De La Hoya: Mayweather is Sad, He's Trying To Stay Relevant Emmanuel Rodriguez: I Have No Doubt That I Will Beat Moloney Hughie Fury: I Look Forward To Getting in There & Doing The Job Brant Feels Disrespected By Big Talk of Murata-Golovkin Fight Arum: Crawford, Benavidez should both return in March or April Canelo-Fielding: No Rematch Clause in Contracts, Says Hearn BoxingScene.com's Television Pick of The Week - October 19 Murata: I'd Like To Fight Canelo - But Without The Mexican Beef! Bradley Skeete: I Ain't Got Time To Be Treading Water! Caoimhin Agyarko Very Pumped For Pro Debut in Brentwood Khan Sees No Reason For Brook To Reject Rehydration Clause Canelo: I'm Not Desperate, Mayweather Rematch is Good For Fans Jason Quigley Overcomes Freddy Hernandez For Decision Win Peter Fury Assures That Hughie is Beyond Ready For Pulev McGuigan Confident of Josh Taylor Beating Everyone in WBSS Felix Alvarado Prepares To Hit Philippines For IBF Title Rumble Middleweight: A Possibly Complicated Sandbox Pacquiao Wants To End Adrien Broner in Seven Rounds or Less Francisco Vargas Would Embrace Direct Crack at Machado Photos: Murata-Brant, Dadashev-DeMarco - Face-Off at Presser Photos: Saul Sanchez, Fernando Saavedra - On Weight To Fight Anthony Yarde vs. Walter Gabriel Sequeira Picked Up By ESPN+ WBC Prez Overjoyed By Canelo-DAZN Deal: Time To Celebrate! Gloferson Ortizo Hopes To Rebound From First Defeat Arum: Linear/Stream Combo Gives ESPN Advantage Over DAZN De La Hoya Unloads on Mayweather: We Don't Hit Women! Photos: Kid Galahad, Toka Kahn Clary - Face To Face at Presser Photos: Rodriguez-Moloney, Dorticos-Masternak - Face To Face Photos: Katie Taylor, Cindy Serrano - Face To Face at Presser Photos: Tevin Farmer, James Tennyson - Face To Face at Presser Photos: Demetrius Andrade, Walter Kautondokwa - Face To Face Mayweather To 'Cheating' Canelo: I Make $300M in 1 Fight, Not 11! Agit Kabayel vs. Otto Wallin is Ordered By The EBU Hearn: Jacobs To Fight Canelo in May If He Beats Derevyanchenko Joseph Parker vs. Alexander Flores Set Down For December 15 Cheeseman: Byfield Does Not Deserve British Title Shot Arum: Crawford-Spence Fight Could Be Made in 3 Hours! Frank Warren: Buglioni Rejected Over 100K For Yarde Fight UK News: Tommy Langford, Savannah Marshall, Sunny Edwards
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement