Joseph Parker vs Alexander Flores: Joseph Parker, looking to rebound after dropping his past two bouts with Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte, will face Alexander Flores on Dec. 15 in New Zealand. Alexander Flores has taunted Joseph Parker, claiming the Kiwi lost to Andy Ruiz in their WBO world heavyweight title fight.
Joseph Parker is finishing off his training in Auckland ahead of his clash with Alexander Flores. Joseph Parker has a major test coming up on Saturday night. It’s not his skills as a pugilist that will be coming under examination against Alexander Flores, more his pulling power.
Saturday night’s undercard is arguably the strongest domestic card New Zealand has seen in years but Parker is the pay-per-view seller. The number of buys on the strength of the undercard will surely be minimal. Joseph Parker and trainer Kevin Barry complete their final preparations in Christchurch ahead of Saturday’s fight against Alexander Flores.
Parker is a hugely popular figure in New Zealand and losing two fights to a unified champion in Anthony Joshua and a top five fighter in Dillian Whyte – in close and controversial circumstances – hasn’t dented his huge fan base and nor should it.
But spread the net wider and the casual sports fans no longer seem to be the regular commuters on the Parker hype train they once were. So how many punters will be prepared to part with the best part of $40 to see Parker complete what should be a relatively easy win against Flores?