Parker’s Opponent Complains About Contract
Razvan Cojanu, the late-notice replacement to fight WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker this weekend, has launched an angry tirade directed at Parker’s team stemming from what he perceives to be falsehoods in the contractual negotiation process.
Cojanu and his manager John Arthur told reporters on Wednesday that Parker’s camp made last-minute changes to the contract after the fight had already been agreed upon.
According to Cojanu and Arthur, Parker’s promoters Duco Events had added provisions to the contract like immediate rematch clauses after Cojanu had already agreed to terms.
"We’ve had three different contracts in front of us, that’s what really kind of irritates me – we signed the first contract before we got on the plane, we get here, (and) there’s revisions made," Arthur said.
"They’re looking past him. I get to the point (where) you pull a gun on me, I say pull the trigger – that’s the same thing that was happening to us."
Regardless of Cojanu and Arthur’s problems with the contracts, the fight will go on as scheduled as Cojanu takes on Parker in Auckland, New Zealand. Duco Events immediately shut down the disgruntled Cojanu and Arthur’s statements.