By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing
WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury was at ringside to see former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker score a knockout in the opening round against Faiga Opelu at the Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne on Wednesday.
“I think it was a great performance,” said Fury to the SMH newspaper. “It just shows how hard Joseph is working in the gym. I’ve always been saying this, there are a lot of levels in boxing, he’s a world heavyweight champion former, and he’s going to get back up there again in my opinion….I’d like to see him fight a rematch with Andy Ruiz or Joe Joyce. Maybe Dillian Whyte or AJ.” Fury has ruled out ever fighting Parker himself due to their friendship.
What the hell would the ‘Gypsy Queen’ know about being a heavyweight champion. He refuses to fight anyone with a pulse…just look at the ‘LACK’ of names on his resume… It’s laughable!
What a joke, parker is a bum.
I know styles make fights but that Chinese guy would beat piss out of him
That Chinese guy ? That could be anyone of a billion people.
Fury blowing smoke once again. Parker will have to wait in line for quite a while to get another crack at a title. Parker’s better days are behind him now. Yes, he may beat some cherry-picked tune-ups to fill the void on a TV network showing fights on some weekend evening. Parker’s style of fighting is very anemic and one-dimensional at best. Parker does more holding than he does hitting.
Yet another good fighter excluded from a possible matchup. This time it’s because they are friendly….but that didn’t stand in the way of a totally unwanted third Chisora fight.