Fa: All the pressure is on Parker

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

WBO#5 heavyweight Junior Fa (19-0, 10 KOs) is focused on defeating former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker (27-2, 21 KOs) on February 27 at the Spark Arena, Auckland, New Zealand. “If I beat Parker, then I can face Derek Chisora, if they’re there… and it looks like they are there,” Fa said to News Hub. “I don’t mind not having the spotlight. It gives me more time to do what I do, which is train hard and focus on the gameplan.

“Definitely, all the pressure’s on him. He’s facing the guy that isn’t really well known in the sport. People don’t expect me to win, but I expect myself to win and people around me expect me to win, so that really puts the pressure on him.”

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  • Not real sure this match up will be a barn burner. Parker’s style is rather one-dimensional and at times, boring. Sorry for all you Parker fans, but I am passing on this one. Have a great day today!

  • not so sure about Fa.. i dont really see him winning either of these fights.
    or is he better than i think??
    Fa vs Parker mehhh
    Fa vs Chisora mehhh

  • I saw FA when he fought at Pechanga’s casino on the undercard of the Commey fight in 2019. He’s a big strong guy with plodding punches which you could see a mile away. But he was literally knocked out, out on his feet when Dominick Guinn landed sometime in the middle rounds. Clearly Guinn didn’t bother to move in for the finish as he gave FA plenty of time to clear his had and go on his way to win a decision. Parker should school FA.

  • Fa sounds humble, focused, respectful. He shuns the spotlight, seems dedicated to his craft. I wish him well in this fight and going forward.

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