Joseph Parker has labelled Joe Joyce tactless and has promised a win regardless of the British powerhouse’s undefeated file from 14 fights.
The pair went face-to-face on Thursday forward of the WBO Interim Heavyweight Championship of the World title combat at Manchester’s AO Enviornment, which takes place on Sunday (AEST).
The pre-fight press convention was a largely one-sided affair wherein Parker threw shade at his opponent, who appeared content material to cop the brunt of the mudslinging from the customer.
Joe Joyce will face former world champion Joseph Parker in a titanic conflict for the interim WBO world heavyweight title on Sunday, September 25 from 7.30am AEST. Watch dwell and unique on Stan Occasion
Requested whether or not he had taken offence to Joyce’s slight, wherein he referred to Parker as “Little Joe” when the combat was introduced, the Kiwi fired again.
“I don’t really care what he thinks or what his opinion is of my power or how I fight,” mentioned the previous world champion.
“He’ll get a taste of it on Saturday night (local time). I’ve done the work and I back everything that (trainer) Andy (Lee] says. We’ve put in the work, me and Andy, in the gym, every day, grinding away.
“We have got Tyson (Fury) there becoming a member of our runs and our coaching cheering us on bringing constructive vibes.
“I’ve got the food, recovery, everything has been ticked off in this camp, so there’s no excuses. There’s no doubts.
“There is not any motive why I am entering into there and lose this combat. I’ll go in there and win, and win nicely.
“Joe Joyce has one style. I don’t see any adjustments I don’t see any change. It depends on how I show up.”
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The press convention rapidly descended into a clumsy tit-for-tat, wherein Parker reiterated his “lump” description of Joyce.
“A lump. A big man. A man that’s confident and a man that’s ready, but a man that’s going to be stopped in his tracks,” Parker mentioned, earlier than Joyce retorted.
“Do you truly believe that?” he mentioned.
“Yes I truly believe that,” Parker fired again.
“I am very confident going into this fight, no doubt. I’m going to stop you right in your tracks. Hype train.”
“What’s that?” Joyce mentioned.
“Hype train? Alright.”
Requested whether or not Parker would have a simple evening, Joyce replied, “I don’t believe so. He’s obviously going to find out.”
The winner of Sunday’s combat in Manchester will take a step in direction of an eventual world title shot in opposition to WBO titleholder Oleksandr Usyk.
Joyce is ranked No.1 by the WBO, with Parker second.
WHAT IS AT STAKE?
The winner will combat for the WBO Heavyweight Championship of the World title in opposition to an as-yet undetermined opponent, prone to be Oleksandr Usyk.
WHERE IS THE FIGHT?
AO Enviornment, Manchester, United Kingdom.
HOW MANY ROUNDS IS THE FIGHT?
The combat is scheduled to go 12 rounds, however knock-outs.
HOW CAN I WATCH IT ALL?
Stan Occasion will carry each second of the motion solely, dwell and ad-free.
The pay-per-view combat prices $40 for Stan subscribers.
WHEN DOES THE ACTION START?
Stan Occasion will start its broadcast at 3am with the primary occasion combat between Parker and Joyce slated for 7.30am, pending outcomes of earlier fights.
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FULL FIGHT CARD
Joe Joyce vs. Joseph Parker
Amanda Serrano vs. Sarah Mahfoud
Michael Magnesi (c) vs. Anthony Cacace
Ekow Essuman vs. Samuel Antwi
Nathan Heaney vs. Jack Flatley
Raven Chapman vs. Jorgelina Guanini
James Heneghan vs. Rod Douglas Jr.
Amaar Akbar vs. Karlo Wallace
Tommy Fletcher vs. Toni Visic
Mark Heffron vs. Martin Ezequiel Bulacio
JOE JOYCE BIO
Standing: Present World WBO No.1
Age: 36 (Born: September 19, 1985)
Complete fights: 14
File: 14-0 (13 wins by way of knockout)
JOSEPH PARKER BIO
Standing: Present world WBO No.2, former world champion
Nationality: New Zealander
Age: 30 (Born: January 9, 1992)
Complete fights: 32
File: 30-2 (21 wins by way of knockout)
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