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‘I will make him quit’: Joseph Parker backs himself to beat Joe Joyce

‘I will make him quit’: Joseph Parker backs himself to beat Joe Joyce in their heavyweight showdown and admits teaming up with Tyson Fury has made a ‘massive difference’ to his form

  • Joseph Parker is confident in his ability to beat Joe Joyce in their showdown
  • He will enter the ring on September 24 to face Joyce at the Manchester Arena
  • The pair were originally set for July 2 in London, but Joyce had to withdraw
  • Parker heads into the fight with back-to-back wins against Chisora under his belt
  • He has also won six of his last fights after changing coach and working with Fury 

Joseph Parker is confident in his ability to beat Joe Joyce and told the British heavyweight boxer that would ‘make him quit’ during their showdown. 

New Zealand’s former world champion will step into the ring on September 24 to face Joyce at the Manchester Arena.

The winner is likely to become the WBO world title mandatory challenger for whoever triumphs in Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk‘s rematch on August 20.

Joseph Parker is confident in his ability to beat Joe Joyce in their showdown next month

Joseph Parker is confident in his ability to beat Joe Joyce in their showdown next month

The WBC title will also come into play for the pair as No 2 and No 3 challengers, should lead contender Deontay Wilder’s comeback be delayed after his defeat to Tyson Fury.

However, Parker insists he is focused on the job at hand rather than thinking about any future bouts. He also said he is confident of ending the British boxer’s career on September 24. 

Speaking to TalkSPORT, the New Zealand heavyweight said: ‘I think I’m going to make him [Joyce] quit [boxing]. 

Parker will step into the ring on September 24 to face Joyce (above) at the Manchester Arena

Parker will step into the ring on September 24 to face Joyce (above) at the Manchester Arena

‘I know he doesn’t quit and there’s no quit in him from the fights we’ve seen, but when you keep attacking and keep chipping away eventually he will feel it.’

He added: ‘It’s a high risk fight for both guys. There are other fights out there, but there were none that would propel me to the top.

‘The Joyce fight for me was the right fight. There is a rematch clause, so the goal is to fight him and beat him. Then fight and beat him again in December.’

Parker heads into the fight on September 24 with back-to-back wins against Derek Chisora under his belt. 

He has also been spending time with Fury ahead of the showdown at the Manchester Arena – picking up tips from the heavyweight legend. 

Parker heads into the fight with back-to-back wins against Derek Chisora under his belt

Parker heads into the fight with back-to-back wins against Derek Chisora under his belt

He credits Tyson Fury's input and heaped praise on his coach when discussing his current form

He credits Tyson Fury’s input and heaped praise on his coach when discussing his current form

He credits the Gypsy King’s input and heaped praise on his new coach when discussing his current form – having won his last six fights.  

He said: ‘I was disappointed in my performance [against Anthony Joshua]. When you go into a fight with a defensive game plan, you have to throw more punches to win the fight.

‘I do agree it wasn’t the best performances, but linking up with Andy Lee and Tyson Fury, being here in the UK, it has made a massive difference.

‘I had one camp with Andy Lee, did okay in the first Chisora fight, very close and could have gone either way. The second fight I was able to put a bit more on him. This third fight, I’m very confident with Andy and Tyson.’

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