Where does Joseph Parker fit in the HW picture?

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by RJJFan, May 25, 2023.

  1. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 Drama go, and don't come back Full Member

    Mar 17, 2018
    Carrying Fury's kit bag
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  2. Rumsfeld

    Rumsfeld Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 19, 2004
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  3. tee_birch

    tee_birch Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 6, 2014
    I’m waiting for the fake Fury fall out so they can fight
  4. northpaw

    northpaw Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jun 5, 2010
    WTF? Is he not top 10 still? I'm pretty sure he is, there are not a lot of guys out of the top 15 that can beat him.

    Just because someone is not in title contention anymore doesn't mean "they're done, retire". That's insane. This man is a former belt holder, to suggest a former beltholder is finished is crazy considering there's still only a handful of guys that can beat him. His only losses were all to people in the top 10. He may not be on the shortlist for a title run but he ain't a journeyman either, I'd say at this point he's a "kingmaker".
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  5. Bill Watkins Jr.

    Bill Watkins Jr. Member Full Member

    Aug 8, 2020
    He doesn't in my opinion if he was for real he should line Luis Ortiz,Chris Aerosol, Charles Martin, Jermain Franklin, Frank Sanchez, Jarrell big baby Miller, Jared Anderson and try to make name for himself to get a title shot.
  6. miniq

    miniq Oleksandr Usyk Undisputed HW Champion Full Member

    Oct 23, 2011
    hey hold up he has to earn that priveledge above me
  7. RJJFan

    RJJFan Boxing Junkie banned Full Member

    Sep 5, 2010
    Fight for it.
  8. catchwtboxing

    catchwtboxing Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    Fourth Tier.

    1st tier
    Usyk, Fury
    One of these guys is champ

    Second tier
    Joshua, Wilder, Zhang, Hrgovic
    After Fury and usyk settle it, there are the guys people want to see them fight

    Third Tier
    Joyce, Ruiz
    One removed from second tier...need another good win to be in the mix

    Fourth Tier
    Parker, Whyte, Bakole
    Standing above most others, but no one is clamoring for a big right. They got work to do, and need a series of credible wins.
  9. UnleashtheFURY

    UnleashtheFURY D'oh! Full Member

    Sep 29, 2012
    Parker will sadly never live up to his full potential.
  10. UnleashtheFURY

    UnleashtheFURY D'oh! Full Member

    Sep 29, 2012
    Third and Fourth tier can basically be combined into one. Otherwise probably more or less accurate.
  11. Decker

    Decker Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 7, 2007
    Just saw this. I've always like Parker.

    Now he's a high end gatekeeper. He could surprise and rise up to fringe contender... or fade to journeyman just as fast.
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  12. DoubleG95Fanatic

    DoubleG95Fanatic Well-Known Member Full Member

    Oct 25, 2021
    A rematch with Whyte in London is probably the way to go, think his status as top contender has fizzled out.
  13. Caliboxing

    Caliboxing Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Sep 28, 2007
    Upper level gatekeeper to expose fake top 10 heavyweights. A man can always improve though and he might surprise and beat some decent fighters. Where he's at now, there's demand for that and he can still make a lot of good money. Prospects and future contenders need step ups.

    If that doesn't work, he could be the best pom-pom man in the game. :cheer:
  14. dragansimic22

    dragansimic22 Member banned Full Member

    Mar 17, 2023

    He had a chance to fight FIlip Hrgovic 2 times, guess what he did? he ducked like a biatch
  15. UmarIFLUmar

    UmarIFLUmar Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jan 8, 2021
    Washing dishes for the Fury family.