Parker Looks To Rebound After Two Losses
Even with back-to-back losses under his belt, Joseph Parker isn’t done with boxing.
Parker, who would be on the wrong side of a unanimous decision loss to Dillian Whyte last weekend at the O2 Arena, is ready to go back towards a world title.
“I’ve had a goal, and I stand by my goals. It will be great to be a two-time world champion, a unified world champion,” Parker told the media.
“Thirty, thirty-one, then I’m out. For now, though, I want to go hard and give it everything I have.”
Parker squared the blame for his loss on his inability to carry out the plan designed by his trainer, Kevin Barry.
“I was very hungry in this fight. I was motivated and wanted to win,” Parker added. “We had a great plan – I feel like I didn’t execute it well enough.
“There were a few things that we executed in camp that I wasn’t able to do [in the ring]. When you have a fighter who is hungry, and who has the will to win like Dillian Whyte, it’s hard to execute that plan.
“I just need to work on a few things when I get back.”
Asked if he’d want to run it back with Whyte, Parker replied: “It would be great to have a rematch. I think it was a great fight – we threw a lot of punches and knocked each other down. It just depends on what the team is happy with.”
“Finding the right comeback opportunity won’t be hard,” Parker’s promoter David Higgins told the media.
“I’ve soaked up the response from the public and I’m very confident that there will be a range of great comeback options – if he wants to come back. I’ve heard nothing to suggest he doesn’t.
“Dillian came in as a bully and was tough, so for Joe to hang in there during those middle rounds, and then nearly win it at the end, it’s frustrating. If there had been another minute, the end result may have been different.”
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