Joe Joyce vs Joseph Parker: David Higgins concerned by UK’s ‘terrible officiating’ ahead of heavyweight clash

The officers judging Joseph Parker’s contest with Joe Joyce can’t let one other controversy mar their heavyweight clash on Saturday, warns the New Zealander’s supervisor.

Former WBO world champion Parker, from South Auckland however coaching out of Morecombe, has loved success in Britain earlier than. He has overwhelmed Hughie Fury and Dereck Chisora, whereas dropping to Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte beforehand within the UK.

But his supervisor David Higgins is concerned concerning the judging ahead of his bout with Joyce on the Manchester Arena this weekend.

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Joseph Parker believes he can deal with Joyce

“We’ve had some officiating controversies in the UK. So each of Parker’s big fights here have been marred by terrible officiating on UK soil. Even the last one against Chisora, despite knocking Chisora down I think three times, one of the British judges nearly had it as a draw,” Higgins instructed Sky Sports.

Michael Alexander had scored that contest 114-112, far nearer than the New Zealander’s staff would have thought of truthful.

“It was outrageous,” Higgins continued. “We’re a little bit bit conscious [in] this struggle towards Joyce. Joyce is hard and sturdy and if there are shut rounds, we’re trying to the judges to play straight bats and never let notion, bias or unconscious bias come into play. So we’re simply hoping we will get a good go on UK soil.

“I want to say nothing against individual officials. They’re all experienced and I’ve got no qualms with the experience of the potential officials,” he continued. “I’m just hoping that that sort of subconscious bias on an opposition show doesn’t come into play.”

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If Parker might safe a knockout although then that might take the outcome out of the judges’ arms.

As an expert although to date, Joe “the Juggernaut” Joyce has proven no signal of being dropped not to mention stopped.

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Joe Joyce has by no means been defeated as an expert

“He’s going to come into this fight full of confidence because he hasn’t lost a fight. He’s undefeated and he’s only been the distance once. But I’m going to be the first man to [say,] ‘Hey Joe, stop right there’. You’re running into me and I’m going to give you your first loss,” Parker instructed Sky Sports News.

“I’m going to beat him up. He’s going to get frustrated because he can’t catch me and I’m going to be too good for him. I’m going to move too fast for him, I’m going to have too much speed. I’m going to pick him apart and when Andy [Lee, his trainer] tells me the time is right, I’m going to get him out of there if I can. He’s very tough and strong but if you keep taking these punches, eventually you’re going to fall.”

Parker is adamant his work with Andy Lee goes to pay dividends.

“When you put in the work and train hard, you have no worries going into fight night. There’s no doubts and you’re just full of confidence,” he mentioned.

“There are multiple weapons in my armoury now. Before I would say that I was a fighter who boxed and moved and was defensive and passive and didn’t really push the action.

“Now I wish to push the motion. I’ll be proper there, standing there toe-to-toe and going at it. That’s what I wish to do.

“I can beat everyone in this division,” he declared. “Just give me the opportunity and I’ll beat everyone and I’ll show that first with Joe Joyce.”

Sourse: skysports.com

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