By Ryan Burton
BoxingScene.com recently caught up with former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker (24-1) who just started his Las Vegas training camp for his July 28th showdown against former title challenger Dillian Whyte (23-1). The clash will take place at the O2 Arena in the UK and will be broadcast on Sky Sports Pay-Per-View.
The 26-year-old New Zealand native was last in action on March 31st when he lost a unanimous decison to WBA/WBO/IBF/IBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua. There were almost 80,000 fans in attendance at Principality Stadium in Cardiff and Parker is very pleased to have been part of such a big fight.
"I thought it was a great experience being part of this massive event. Leading up to the fight we were excited and confident. During the fight I thought everything went well but now that we have had time to sit down and watch the fight there are a few things we want to change up and a few things we think we can improve on if we get to fight him in the future," said Parker.
Joshua's previous 20 opponents had all failed to make it to the final bell. The Olympic gold medalist is known for his bone crunching power but Parker didn't appear to be hurt at any point in the fight.
Parker said that he really doesn't know how to rate Joshua's power because he didn't get caught with any big shots but revealed that he has been hit harder in other fights.
"From the fight that we had in the 12 rounds there wasn't anything big that caught me so I can't really judge his power but I have been hit harder by other fighters. Probably he would have had to hit me flush to really be able to judge," Parker told BoxingScene.com.
Former welterweight champion Kell Brook and WBA/IBF female lightweight champion Katie Taylor highlight the undercard that will be promoted by Eddie Hearn's Matchroom Boxing.
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