Former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker still wants a rematch with Dillian Whyte.
Parker lost a twelve round decision to Whyte in 2018.
In that fight, Parker started slow and went down as the fight played out – but he dropped Whyte in the twelfth round and came very close to stopping him before the clock ran out.
Parker, who realizes that he made certain mistakes against Whyte, would come out looking to land big shots much earlier in a rematch.
“He [Whyte] knocked [Povetkin] down twice and I thought, ‘This fight’s over’, but that just shows in a fight, one punch can change everything and that’s exactly what happened. I was quite surprised, the manner that he lost, and I called him after the fight, and I said: ‘Hey, you all good?’. He answered the phone, he said he’s going to come back stronger,” Parker told Sky Sports.
“We know that he’s a driven individual, and he’s got the rematch clause. I look forward to seeing the rematch and the outcome of that. I lost to the better man [in the Whyte fight] on the day. I know I can beat him, though, so that’s why I’ve been calling for a rematch ever since, and I would love to share the ring with him again one day, because I know I could do some damage.”