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Joshua is another Frank Bruno.

Posted September 5, 2014 12:36 pm 

Matt in a hat

Parker-Joshua now like many said is a bit early, and could ruin the loser at this early stage.
With that said I like Parker here. He has a hand speed advantage, and a better jab. Defensively they both are unpolished, but Parker has the footwork to avoid some shots.
Joshua has a size advantage though, and while I like Parker’s jab better, Joshua has a good jab himself, and like Parker, power in both hands.
Joshua has to either learn to make his jab a weapon to keep opponents at bay, or become better at in fighting.
Lewis did both. We will see how he progresses in these areas.

Parker I think while better at in fighting is still a mid to long range puncher for the most part, and will need more head movement as he moves up.

Both buys are very likely to make an impact though. Both will be likely be torch carriers for this generation.
Both will improve, and when they do we might really be treated to a great fight!

Posted September 5, 2014 10:00 am 

Matt in a hat


Posted September 5, 2014 9:42 am 


Given that poop on the sidewalk is your Sunday dinner I guess you’re an expert Tark. Oh, and it’s also your moms favourite mouthwash,other than her brothers spunk.

Posted September 5, 2014 6:36 am 


Gumbutt.., You’re the dumbest ass on the planet. Your opinions have the same worth as dog poop on a busy sidewalk.

Posted September 4, 2014 3:28 pm 


Button it JAWS
Go back to your p!ss scented Bogun asbestos Houso shack

Your saggy fat mother is oiled up and ready for you

Posted September 4, 2014 6:14 am 


Gumbutt… FO you thick little creep. You never lined up pro matches in your life

Posted September 4, 2014 2:10 am 


I like the fight right NOW.. It’ big bucks.. They can always fight again later – or have 3 or 4 fights like Marquez and Pacquiao.

Losing a fight is never as bad as people make it out to be. Unless you get stopped.

I wouldn’t match Groves w/ Froch even though it’s a great matchup for the fans. I’d teach Groves how to defend himself before I’d ever take a fight like that.

A boxer’s development goes a lot faster if he takes tough, but winnable fights. Fighting guys you can take out in a couple rounds makes ZERO sense. You get more out a hard sparring session with a couple real good boxers.

Posted September 4, 2014 2:02 am 


Too early for Parker and Joshua to fight now, both need more experience from better quality opponents, another 4/5 fights each then maybe a Commonwealth title match up in a year or so.

Posted September 4, 2014 12:12 am 


Parker is real. He can bang! Love watching his fights. He’s coming along real nice.

Posted September 3, 2014 11:02 pm 


Someone give Parker a title shot now. Then we will be rid of that Aust/NZ hater DMX forever. DMX hates on Aust/NZ because he is jealous of the laid back lifestyle that he craves while being cooped up in that horribly terrible weathered , pasty girl filled island called Britain. Oh yeah and his boyfriend was stolen by an Oxford St tough that b1tch slapped DMX from one end of Kings Cross to the other.

Posted September 3, 2014 10:28 pm 


Go screw yourself gumbutt. You’re the dumbest shlthead alive.

Instead of knocking over 39 tomato cans, it’s always better to take a few competitive fights on the way up.. Those are fights that sell out arenas and can do monster rematches. It doesn’t MATTER if a boxer has 10, 20, 30, 40, or 50 fights when you do them.

If it’s an interesting matchup, DO IT NOW!!

Marvis Frazier had 9 fights when they matched him with Joe Bugner. That was a good matchup. But because Marvis won it easily you don’t match him with Larry Holmes. That makes no sense.

Froch and Groves are obviously not the best super middleweights in the world…and Froch had 2 losses.. But the fights were exciting and sold out quickly.

Parker-Joshua would be a smashing heavyweight fight.. You couldn’t get ticket.. The problem with managers and promoters these days is they’re afraid of competitive fights unless the fight is for some shlt “world title.” The secret is, a phony title doesn’t lend anything to a fight.

Louis-Baer was a non-title fight and drew more fans than any of Louis’s title fights.

Dempsey-Sharkey was a non-title fight, and did better than all of Dempsey’s title fights, except the 2 with Tunney. It was a risky fight. That’s why the public loved it.

Posted September 3, 2014 8:47 pm 


The way he punches with such agression and swings his whole body is like that of Young Wlad. Ex. Wlad vs Mercer.

Posted September 3, 2014 2:38 pm 


“And Tark, PLEASE don’t tell me he should be fighting more often. He is moving along well as a young fighter.”

Parker needs more fights and the right fights. He’s tall with a good reach, so he needs to sharpen up his jab. The guys he’s fighting up to now can’t expose holes in his defense. He’s too offensive minded. Boxing is the art of self defense before anything else.

A fight with Anthony Joshua would give him a stronger handle on the skills he needs to work on. You don’t learn a lot knocking everyone out. He doesn’t want the Wilder problem of not having enough rounds and unfinished skills going into a world title fight.

Wilder could be in serious trouble if he gets hit with a big shot. It’s not the number of fights you have. Wladimir had a 41-1 record—but no idea how to clinch effectively, or otherwise avoid a savage onslaught when Sanders caught him with a brutal left hand.

The way Floyd threw on a clinch when Mosley nailed him? That’s how you do it. Nobody wants to get hit like that but it’s going to happen.

Posted September 3, 2014 2:21 pm 

burst a buble

Both guys should be left to build there careers for the next year or so

Posted September 3, 2014 2:00 pm 

the Oracle

I hope you have had a long, full and satisfying life DMX because Parker will be world champion by 2020. This is the irrefutable word and guidance of the Oracle and you heard it here first.

Posted September 3, 2014 1:34 pm 


I would be amazed
If there was a New Zealand Heavyweight Champion of the World in my lifetime

Posted September 3, 2014 10:15 am 


I like Parker

Posted September 3, 2014 7:15 am 


Parker vs Joshua is a very tasty fight but it will happen when it means something. Parker is circa 22 and has 10 pro fights. He has loads of potential and a very bright future. In really keen to see where he stands in three years time. By then it is likely that wlad will have retired and the hw scene will look entirely different. Parker and Joshua should be ideally placed to be right among the top. And Tark, PLEASE don’t tell me he should be fighting more often. He is moving along well as a young fighter. Already has more credibility than ducker fury and cab driver wilder

Posted September 3, 2014 1:45 am 


Wilson writes.., “While he presents the same nice guy persona as fellow Kiwi legend David Tua, there appears to be something of a more diligent work ethic, the ability to maintain his discipline in between fights and the desire to go that extra yard, that extra one percent which is perhaps all that separated David Tua from a world title.”

Extra one percent??? I hope not. I’d say Parker’s 20 times as diligent as Tua.

Tua was the laziest serious contender of all time. He polished off 2 Heavyweight Champions—Moorer and Ruiz—in a combined time of 47 seconds. Unfortunately not when they held a world title.

Against Lewis he looked like a sumo wrestler and his punch output was abysmal.

I’d love to see Parker fight Anthony Joshua, another very serious, hard working, and talented young heavyweight… That’s a tough fight for both and a treat for the fans.

For dedication and ambition Parker and Joshua are the new Klitschko Bros.

Posted September 3, 2014 1:06 am 

Bryce Wilson

Yeah I know, a typo. Apologies. The 2100 World Cup should be cracker should I live to see it! 86 years and counting……….

Posted September 3, 2014 12:33 am 


I have no doubt that Parker and Joshua would beat the so-called flogbag fraud, hype job, contenders Fury and Wilder right now.

Posted September 2, 2014 11:55 pm 


“beaten only by 3 matches in the 2100 rugby world cup.”

That really is going back tot he future. Get me my flux capacitor….STAT!!!

Posted September 2, 2014 11:51 pm 

Boxing Guru

Parker will be tested in near future only then we will know how good he is currently his making small voice in the big leagues.

Posted September 2, 2014 10:57 pm 

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