Tyson Fury: Joseph Parker is too nice and needs to find some venom and spite – Stuff.co.nz
Last updated 12:10, July 30 2018
Dillian Whyte is victorious over Joseph Parker after a thrilling heavyweight fight at London’s O2 Arena.
Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury believes Joseph Parker is too nice and needs to get some venom in his game to get to the next level.
Fury is keeping a dedicated eye on the division as he continues his own comeback and took plenty of interest in Dillian Whyte’s unanimous points win over Parker in London as well as Dereck Chisora’s impressive bludgeoning of Carlos Takam on the same card.
Fury, a firm friend of Parker, has offered boxing advice to the Kiwi as the 26-year-old digests a second successive loss following his earlier world title defeat at the hands of Anthony Joshua in April.
Dillian Whyte wasn’t shy to use some of his old MMA skills to get on top of Joseph Parker in their heavyweight boxing fight in London.
“Parker is a bit too nice, he needs to get a bit more venom in him and spite,” Fury said in a 10-minute analysis piece on YouTube.
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“Parker was using his boxing, trying to land hard punches but he didn’t really use his jab or his feet that much too effect.”
Fury felt Parker’s ring persona left him vulnerable to the rough house tactics of Whyte, a fighter who lacked technical ability but used his other attributes to good effect to secure a crucial win.
“I think Dillian Whyte is a sausage to be honest, he has no ability in boxing terms, he has a slow jab, slow feet and he’s heavy and fat. He’s just tough and strong and he tries to do the best he can. He pushed Parker down, leaned on him, hit him on the breaks.
A battered Joseph Parker still had a smile for Dillian Whyte after their bruising bout.
“But he did well you know … he dropped Parker with a lovely left hook.”
Fury said while Parker produced good survival instincts after being floored for the first time in his career, he would rue another missed opportunity, particularly after he showed his worth in a late 12th round rally.
“Parker did well to survive and get up. Parker came back well in the last round but left it too late in my opinion. If he’d done that in round 11 the outcome may have been different.”
Tyson Fury believes Joseph Parker needs more mongrel in his game.
Fury felt Whyte was now deserving of a world title shot though he hoped it wouldn’t be against WBC champion Deontay Wilder “who will put his fist through him”.
Fury is a fan of the gritty Chisora, believing his fellow Brit had again proven his worth by knocking out Takam.
“He can win meaningful fights. I would back him in a world title fight. He’s a warrior, he’ll fight anybody,” Fury said.
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Dillian Whyte connects with a right hand in his fight with Joseph Parker at London’s O2 Arena.
Dillian Whyte plays to the crowd after putting Joseph Parker on the mat in the ninth round in their London fight at the O2 Arena.
Dillian Whyte connects in his fight with Joseph Parker at London’s O2 Arena.
Dillian Whyte evades a Joseph Parker right hand in their fight at London’s O2 Arena.
Dillian Whyte presses Joseph Parker into the ropes in their fight at London’s O2 Arena.
Joseph Parker throws an uppercut against Dillian Whyte.
Dillian Whyte at full stretch with a high shot to Joseph Parker’s head in their fight at London’s O2 Arena.
Joseph Parker hits the deck in the second round after a head clash with Dillian Whyte at London’s O2 Arena.
Joseph Parker and Dillian Whyte go toe-to-toe at London’s O2 Arena.
Joseph Parker makes his way to the ring.
Dillian Whyte walks out to the ring to face Joseph Parker at London’s O2 Arena.
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While he described the London card as “a very entertaining night of boxing”, Fury felt the heavyweight contests also showed the true state of the current division, one which was lacking his superior skills.
“The heavyweights from today, they are just slugfesters, they have no boxing ability and I don’t mean that to be disrespectful.
“But they haven’t got a boxing brain cell between them. They are all looking for one punch and to do damage, they have no feints, no head movement … Parker didn’t throw any feints against Dillian Whyte and Whyte doesn’t know what a feint is.
“One decent boxer would box them off all over the place. I’m that decent boxer who can slip and slide and box them off their feet.”
Fury is set for the second fight of his comeback when he faces German Francesco Poaneta in Belfast on August 18.
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