Parker vows to derail Joyce’s ‘hype train’ in key heavyweight showdown

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Joseph Parker has pledged to derail the Joe Joyce hype train when the couple meet in Manchester on Saturday night.

And Joyce has effectively said he plans to use the fight as a stepping stone to a heavyweight clash with Parker’s sparring partner Tyson Fury or Oleksandr Usyk.

Parker is adamant he’s a different fighter to the one who lost to Anthony Joshua and then Dillian Whyte before riding a six-fight winning streak, while Joyce is keen to add a 15th win to his unblemished career in the professional ranks.

Joyce has been talked about since his shock knockout of Daniel Dubois, but his Kiwi rival said: “I see a lump when I look at him, a big man, a man who is confident, a man who is ready but a man who is going. be stopped in its tracks. I really believe that and I’m very confident for this fight. Fashionable train.

Parker, initially brought in to train with Fury for one of the Briton’s own sparring camps, saw an unlikely friendship blossom between the two as Fury didn’t just train with him in the preparation, but let Parker stay with his family. house in Morecambe.

Joe Joyce and Joseph Parker lock horns in heavyweight main event in Manchester

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“We’ve been in the gym every day, Tyson joining in our runs and workouts, cheering us on with positive vibes,” he said. “Everything has been ticked off in this camp and there is no excuse and no doubt. I will go in there and I will win well. Joe Joyce has a style, I don’t see any fit. It just depends on how I introduce myself.

Joyce’s camp this week placed their fighter in the top three heavyweights in the world alongside Fury and Usyk, both of whom he is targeting after the Parker fight.

He said: “They are both top fighters and each of them will have different challenges. Whichever one I get first, we’ll have to deal with when the time comes. They are the best out there now. I will fight one or the other.

“So there’s a lot at stake here for both of us. This is the biggest fight to date. It’s going to be awesome. He sees me as a lump and this big bump will come to him on Saturday night.


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