Online extra - Russians comments disrespectful - Joseph Parker

By Tamati Tiananga
  • Auckland

New Zealand heavyweight Joseph Parker fires back at Alexander Dimitrenko comments earlier this week with suggestions he believed Park lost his fight against Carlos Takam in May Parker told media today he felt the Russians comments were disrespectful.

Parker won't be holding back the punches, today at Wreck Room gym in Auckland where Parker will be based to train till fight night expressed his frustration at his opponent's comment.

Parker is back in New Zealand after spending two months in Las Vegas America in champ against sparring partners as tall as six foot nine.  Parker went ninety-three rounds, and he also added weight lifting to his training.

The pressure is on Parker to win the big prize fight later this year, which could come as soon as November with Undefeated IBF champion Anthony Joshua to announce his next opponent on Monday. On Saturday the 1st of October he will take on Dimitrenko at the Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau. His younger brother will also feature on the card