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Joseph Parker Decides “Long Partnership” With Andy Lee as Sparring Partner

Joseph Parker made it five back-to-back wins after his razor-thin split decision victory over Derek Chisora. But his recent form did little to silence his haters.

Now at an crucial moment of his career, Joseph Parker has made an important decision. The Kiwi heavyweight is impressed by his progress in the last six weeks. Satisfied with the results, Parker will continue working under new trainer Andy Lee.

Many boxing fans believe that 37-year-old Chisora was the better boxer and deserved the victory. Andy Lee, Parker’s new trainer said he wasn’t happy with the New Zealander’s display in their first bout. Speculations have been going around for a rematch between the two fighters.

Parker and Lee have no objection with facing Chisora again given the close nature of the contest. But a sequel against the British veteran was not part of Parker’s plan as he aims at the world title scene.

Parker said, “My mind, at the moment, is not really focused on the pathway back to being champion.”

Joseph Parker punches Alexander Flores during the heavy weight bout.

Joseph Parker punches Alexander Flores during the heavy weight bout between Joseph Parker and Alexander Flores at Horncastle Arena on December 15, 2018 in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Credits – Getty Images)

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The result leaves both boxers in an uncomfortable position. While Parker is currently riding a five-fight winning streak, the manner of the less-than convincing way in which he dealt with Chisora has left him short of options.

As for Chisora, his plans to turn back the clock in one last hurrah are becoming increasingly in danger of disappearing in a puff of smoke.

These guys need to get at it together in the ring once again, and the sooner, the better. As it makes the most sense for both of their careers.


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