Parker v ??



  • This is pretty shit for Parker and a big hassle for Duco and folks who purchased tickets or booked on sky.

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    Stink.



  • @Paekakboyz said in Parker v ??:

    This is pretty shit for Parker and a big hassle for Duco and folks who purchased tickets or booked on sky.

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    Stink.

    I'm not commenting until I hear Dean Lonegans views on things.



  • My pick would be someone like Rudenko or maybe Cojanu. Zhilei Zhang could be a good sell as he is 15th and has beaten Parker twice in the amateurs, an olympic silver medallist plus he's not getting any younger as he is 34 so maybe he'd be the best option in what is a shit situation.



  • Rematch v Ruiz?



  • What a mess ,

    quite a few fights coming up that im keen to have a look at ,

    Klitschko v Joshua , Canelo v Chavez , Spence v Brook , Pacman v Horn , Kovalev v Ward and I had the parker fight on that list

    Something doesnt add up , I suspect some underlying financial issues



  • @kiwiinmelb said in Parker v ??:

    What a mess ,

    quite a few fights coming up that im keen to have a look at ,

    Klitschko v Joshua , Canelo v Chavez , Spence v Brook , Pacman v Horn , Kovalev v Ward and I had the parker fight on that list

    Something doesnt add up , I suspect some underlying financial issues

    Or Fury's camp completely fucked up their plans and decided to pull the plug and hope for another payday down the track.
    It was weird that they didn't travel over earlier. Maybe they got caught out trying to train in a friendly environment as long as possible then realised that they had left it all too late?
    Also wouldn't surprise me if there were further travel issues for the trainer. He got NZ Immigration to allow him in but may have hit hurdles looking to transit through the US.



  • @Crucial Ive got no idea of the details of his contract , but my thoughts were

    if it was related to sales of PPVs and that was not looking as good as planned , maybe they pulled the pin ,

    There are a lot of good fights coming up internationally , outside of NZ , this one has been getting little to no coverage ,

    Could be a combination of things ,

    One thing is for sure , the Furys are dodgy



  • The Fury's are a waste of time. As soon as they lost the purse bid they weren't at all interested in taking this fight not to mention the drug issues with Hughie and Tyson that haven't been cleared up. Hughie has now ducked Wilder, Joshua, Whyte and Parker.



  • @African-Monkey as soon as mental illness comes into the equation everyone treads carefully , particularly the media , and that is understandable ,
    But no one has mentioned that by Tyson declaring he is suffering from mental issues , the positive drug tests got sweeped under the carpet .
    Looks far better for him to lose his titles through being ill, than through testing positive to drugs ,



  • looks like it could be american Dominic Breazeale ,

    Here are the highlights of Anthony Joshua punching the crap out of him 🙂

    But it did take 7 rounds to finish him , Joseph could possibly make a statement by doing it quicker perhaps ?



  • @kiwiinmelb said in Parker v ??:

    @Crucial Ive got no idea of the details of his contract , but my thoughts were

    if it was related to sales of PPVs and that was not looking as good as planned , maybe they pulled the pin ,

    There are a lot of good fights coming up internationally , outside of NZ , this one has been getting little to no coverage ,

    Could be a combination of things ,

    One thing is for sure , the Furys are dodgy

    Frank Warren talking about the fight being rescheduled now and it being in the UK.
    Was this the ploy all along? Fury was a mandatory and if they can get a dodgy doctors certificate will argue that they are still due a fight.



  • So Fury has apparently had a back injury for the last three weeks that has left him unable to train properly yet two weeks ago the camp was tweeting pics of him sparring declaring him 'fresh and ready'.
    What a crock of shite.
    Rumours about that he got KO'd in sparring as well.



  • @kiwiinmelb said in Parker v ??:

    @Crucial Ive got no idea of the details of his contract , but my thoughts were

    if it was related to sales of PPVs and that was not looking as good as planned , maybe they pulled the pin ,

    There are a lot of good fights coming up internationally , outside of NZ , this one has been getting little to no coverage ,

    Could be a combination of things ,

    One thing is for sure , the Furys are dodgy Pikeys

    In certain circumstances words such as dodgy are redundant.



  • @Catogrande said in Parker v ??:

    @kiwiinmelb said in Parker v ??:

    @Crucial Ive got no idea of the details of his contract , but my thoughts were

    if it was related to sales of PPVs and that was not looking as good as planned , maybe they pulled the pin ,

    There are a lot of good fights coming up internationally , outside of NZ , this one has been getting little to no coverage ,

    Could be a combination of things ,

    One thing is for sure , the Furys are dodgy Pikeys

    In certain circumstances words such as dodgy are redundant.

    There's just way too much other shit around this to believe it as a simple late injury.
    They will have a doctor's note though, which they will hope lets them off.
    Talk is that the doping hearing will now be brought forward if his isn't going to be fighting.

    • reluctance to travel
    • doping test results hanging over them
    • travel requirements due to Peter Fury's convictions
    • no friendly UK judges
    • not attempting to turn up in time to deal with jet-lag
    • contradictory readiness statements before and after pulling out

    Hopefully the b tests will come back + and the whole Fury clan will have to retreat to their corner for a while. Wilder can step in to fight Klitscho/AJ and JP can fight the winner of that.



  • @kiwiinmelb According to Kevin Barry's son, Breazeale only wants to fight in September so it won't be him.

    Having said that, Breazeale is a tough nut. He's very slow and lacking somewhat in skill but he does have a lot of heart and will go to the very end.

    I read that they want someone tall similar to Hughie as they have prepared for a tall opponent which only really leaves Razvan Cojanu and Zhilei Zhang out of those rankings. Zhilei Zhang is scheduled to fight this week so I would be suprised if it was anyone other than Cojanu from what Parker's camp have said.



  • Razvan Cojanu a 6 foot 7 virtually unknown Romanian will be the replacement fighter , ranked 78th

    Watched a bit of you tube footage, looks slow and sluggish ,

    A no win situation for Joe, in fairness not his fault though



  • Interesting that Higgins has been the sole voice from Duco, at least as far as I've seen. Maybe it's too risky to let Dean of his chain - they must be fuming, esp when the Fury's started mentioning Duco wanted to move the fight to the UK.



  • @Paekakboyz I'm sure I read that Duco have split their roles so Higgins is solely in charge of Parker now.

    Lonergan is responsible for the Auckland nines and Brisbane 10s.



  • ah, I had wondered what was keeping Deano quiet!! cheers!



  • They're moving the venue from Vector (sorry, Spark) Arena to the Vodafone Events Centre, which only has 25% the capacity of the former. I understand the need to reduce costs without the UK interest and loss of some sponsors but does this mean that less than 3000 tickets had been sold for the Fury fight to date?



  • if you compare that to Joshua v Klitchcko ,

    90,000 tickets sold out in 20 minutes ,

    ringside seats are being sold for 50 grand



  • @Bovidae said in Parker v ??:

    @Paekakboyz I'm sure I read that Duco have split their roles so Higgins is solely in charge of Parker now.

    Lonergan is responsible for the Auckland nines and Brisbane 10s.

    And kicking down doors chasing low life scum who stream the fights...



  • @Bovidae and yet, by all accounts they haven't reduced the PPV price....



  • @taniwharugby I thought they had reduced it by $10.

    Still $15 more expensive than Joshua v Klitchcko. 😆



  • @Bovidae ah ok, musta mis-heard the thing I was listening to on TV while doing something else...

    On the Joshua Klitchko fight, Klitchko is paying about $2.80 to win....Parker said yesterday his experience will probably get him through.



  • Deontay Wilder is a shit boxer but IMO anyone who says they will fight anyone, anywhere and already has a belt with a larger following than someone they are challenging you should stay clear of them.

    He has more to lose that Parker. He is starting to get a following finally in the states. He's being asked to front clothing labels and make guest appearances on US TV. Money is coming in for him. So when a guy says he will come to your backyard(homecourt advantage and judges potentially in the home fighter pocket...) for a fight that will not yield much in the way of world wide attention or PPV (unless they fight at 11am in the morning in NZ) he must have some fucken massive balls and self belief.

    He can't box but he hits like a mule kicks. He'll break his hands to knock to out if thats what it takes. To me I think he is the most dangerous fight out there. King Long is there too but he doesn't seem to be on anyones raider. Parker should stay away from Wilder.



  • Atmosphere looks great at Wembley



  • Klitchko looks like he is toying with Joshua, but getting some shots put on him.



  • probably wont go 12, someone will go down, surely



  • what a round this is



  • Best heavyweight title fighti for some time



  • @kiwiinmelb I dont watch alot of fights, but this has been pretty good, JOshua looked the business early, Klitchco then showing his class and it even out again

    Comms said Klitchco just ahead so far



  • wow what a hit by Joshua



  • its over

    HUge round 11 by JOshua



  • Joshua is the real deal now , its confirmed



  • @kiwiinmelb thought he was gonna get knocked from about round 5-7, but he took it all and then that round 11.



  • Yeah was a fight of swinging momentum



  • Seeing this is a parker thread ,

    I fear for Joseph fighting Joshua .... if it happens ,

    I see an early knockout



  • But at least we'd know how the story goes @kiwiinmelb - Maybe Joshua's showing will mean Parker gets a shot sooner than later?

    Only caught highlights but it looked good. Some heavy shots being thrown! The coolest thing about the heavyweight fights, even gassed it only takes 1 punch if you get a guy clean.

    Well done Joshua - I was reading up on his history this week and he's turned his life around from a pretty rugged start.



  • @Paekakboyz said in Parker v ??:

    But at least we'd know how the story goes @kiwiinmelb - Maybe Joshua's showing will mean Parker gets a shot sooner than later?

    Only caught highlights but it looked good. Some heavy shots being thrown! The coolest thing about the heavyweight fights, even gassed it only takes 1 punch if you get a guy clean.

    Well done Joshua - I was reading up on his history this week and he's turned his life around from a pretty rugged start.

    biggest drawcard to fight Joe, he holds a title,

    but I think he sits behind Tyson Fury, a rematch with Vlad , or Wilder when it come to a money spinner , which is what motivates the promoters


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