David Haye can’t separate Joe Joyce and Joseph Parker ahead of their interim WBO heavyweight title fight, but he thinks it only ends one way – with a knockout.
At Friday’s weigh-in, Joyce came in at 271.4 pounds, while Parker came on the scale at 255.35 pounds, which is the heaviest the two boxers have ever been.
This led former world heavyweight and heavyweight champion Haye to believe this fight won’t go the distance.
“I think it ends with a stoppage”, Haye told iD Boxing. “I think it ends with a stoppage, that’s for sure.
“Both fighters have the firepower and they both came in super heavyweight.
“I really think it will be a stoppage win for…I don’t know which one it will be. No I don’t know, I really don’t know.
“I heard Parker is the underdog in this fight, so if you bet and it’s 50/50, I’d bet with the guy you have the best odds with…
“I would go for Parker because for my pound he takes me and it brings me back a few even in a 50/50.”
“One of the best heavyweight fights you’ll ever see” – Joyce knocks out Parker
That’s a pretty bold statement, considering neither man has ever been arrested and they’re both known for having two of the best chins in the heavyweight division.
That being said, it looks like Parker himself also thinks he’ll get Joyce out of there, as he told talkSPORT, “I think I’m going to get him to quit.
“I know he’s not giving up and there’s no giving up in him from the fights we’ve seen, but when you keep attacking and you keep snacking, eventually he’ll feel it.
“It’s a high risk fight for both guys. There are other fights there, but there were none that would propel me to the top.
“Joyce’s fight for me was the right fight. There’s a rematch clause, so the goal is to fight him and beat him. Then fight him and defeat him again in December.
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