Former WBO world champion Joseph Parker (29-2, 21 KOs) wants to leave no doubt when he faces veteran Derek Chisora (32-11, 23 KOs) in their upcoming rematch.
Parker will face Chisora for a second time on December 18, back at the Manchester Arena.
In their last bout, which took place in May in the same venue, Parker suffered a knockdown in the very first round and was forced to rally down the stretch to walk away with a close twelve round split decision win.
Chisora has continuously complained of a robbery - but this time around, Parker is hoping to close the show early.
Both fighters will have their new trainers - Chisora with Dave Coldwell and Parker with Andy Lee.
"I’m excited because it’s the first rematch in my career, I’m excited to start seeing the improvements I’ve been making in camp when I’ve been away in New Zealand and the things that Andy and I have been working on. We didn’t have the longest camp last time but we’ve had a longer camp this time so there are no excuses. I did watch the fight back and I thought I won so I’m not sure, he thought he won too so that’s why we’re here again," Parker said.
“Derek is one tough guy, he comes forward and puts on the pressure, like he said bite the gumshield and throw the kitchen sink, that’s exactly what he did and what he’s going to do for the next fight. I feel like this fight is going to different, I’ve had a lot more time to work on things that Andy has suggested I work on and now that I’m here with him in camp my confidence is growing every day seeing the improvements.
“[My goal is] to become two-time World Champion, I’m well positioned at the moment with the rankings but with COVID its hard lock in fights so thanks to everyone for getting this made and Chisora for accepting it again. It’s good to out three times this year and you’ve just got to take the opportunities when they come. I feel like I’ll finish this fight within the distance, I’ve got a good feeling.”