Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Kiwi_in_America, Jan 28, 2024.
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Look at Zhang’s performances against Joe Joyce and Hrgovic as evidence. He is a big strong southpaw with fast hands and power who boxes very well. We have Joyce struggle with Joe JOyce and Dillian Whyte lose and get knocked out and AJ shut him down. Yes he beat Wilder but that don’t mean **** to me because if Wilder can’t catch you he lose every round and his fundamentals are none existent which is why I knew and predicted Fury would beat him in their 1st 2 fights. I know you are a Kiwi and I myself as a former rugby player am a massive fan of Kiwi Rugby and the New Zealand Allblacks. By the way in my day I was an open side flanker a brutal defender with offensive skills in open play and a break down specialist. I like Joe=Parker but Inknow this is the wrong fight for him. Dangerous Daniel Dubois is a better fight for him. Not saying he wins but it’s more winnable. If you want him to win I would choose Hrgovic.
Wait for Zhang to get tired and then box more aggressively, Parker is dangerous when he boxes more aggressively without hesitation but he has to wait for the right moment...
Speed and movement are Parker's advantages
Hopefully he will nullify Zhang with these tools
Parker has been very active lately. Use that advantage. He's in his prime while Zhang is basically a pensioner in the boxing world. Use footwork! Circle to his left, using his jab to disguise his offence. Attack the body early, southpaws liver is ripe for the taking. He's gonna have to stand in the pocket sometimes to make Zhang miss and tire him out. Play it safe for 3 or 4 rounds. Can't wait too long though. He's gotta set the pace. Trust in his chin and conditioning, fight for the decision and if the KO presents itself GO FOR IT!
Yes - I can see a late KO stoppage for Parker over an exhausted Zhang.
This is the 2020's version of Moorer vs Foreman.
In effect, Parker can and should beat Zhang by simply boxing his ears off while keeping a cautious defense going (i.e. don't be like Joyce who just stood there as stiff as a board with no head movement), BUT just like Moorer if he gets too relaxed/overconfident, he will be put to sleep by a good 1-2.
This. Zhang is "40", stay defensive the first couple rounds, then try to get Zhang to use up his gas tank.
Just don't do what Joyce did,
Fight 1 storm straight into Zhang's fists with his head
Fight 2 try to become the worlds slowest counter puncher.
Joyce is no speedster and Zhang easily found the mark
Not so easy against Parker
Really hoping for another great performance from JP
With speed and movement. To be honest, I think he's also going to need to stand his ground at certain key junctures of the fight too if he's going to pull it off.
We know Big Bang is going to be stalking him and trying to impose his sexual energy on him from the outset and whilst it's imperative J-Park doesn't try to fight fire with fire against the much bigger and more powerful man, there will come a time where he will have to stand his ground and earn Big Bang's respect.
Trust me, when you've got a big sexy hulking Chinese man mountain like Big Bang stalking you like a 300lb silverback on heat it ain't no laughing matter and J-Park is going to have to throw back hard and try to hurt him to let him know there's going to be price to pay if he thinks he can just walk him down and overwhelm him with his size, power and sexual energy.
I'm more interested in your strategy than mine after our respective picks in the Wilder fight, but speed and volume. Parker is faster so he needs to find the absolute maximum he can deliver in output without dramatically increasing his own chances of being hit, find the sweet spot that allows him ot hit without being hit. In the end, Zhang is not quick and might even be slower this time around. So Parker needs to find ways to sneak over 2 punches in forays without getting hit, land one where there was only a half chance without getting hit, minimise the punishment he absorbs while landing scoring hits. But I do expect him to get hurt too often to win.
Well, my strategy would have some similarities to the Wilder fight.
Parker needs to be elusive - but he also needs to get Zhang's respect with sudden HARD shots from angles.
Disrupt Zhang, make him move, disrupt his rythm, use feints a lot, make him reset. Parker has become great at this stuff. Take away a lot of Zhang's primary tools and timing.
Tire the old man out and start really putting it on him after Rnd 6 or so. Go for a late TKO stoppage.
Zhang showed his most dangerous side in the Joyce fights, but we have also seen him gas out several times during fights. In his latest training videos Zhang looked really good but that’s no guarantee on fight night. Also guys like Wilder and Fury seemed to have suffered in performance when they did fight in Saudi because of subpar preparation. Zhang better makes sure he got all bases covered going into this fight.
Parker recently has shown good form and seems to have a good team around him right now. So he also got to make sure he is in superb shape. That’s his best change to beat Zhang.
Put pressure on Zhang in smart ways. Not just bullrush although that might be part of it. But also footwork, feints, etc.
If Zhang comes in 10/10 I don’t see Parker winning but if Zhang isn’t 100% I can see Parker outlasting him.
Joyce is so different from Parker
Parker's speed and MOVEMENT will cause Zhang problems
Only a few weeks until we see this fight take place.
Has anyone heard if Zhang is truly 40 - or only 38 as some say?