Fury: Parker can be champ again

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.

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  • 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!

  • I know styles make fights but that Chinese guy would beat piss out of him

  • 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.

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