Why Parker never KO's elite fighters?

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Thecheckjab, Nov 28, 2021.

  1. Thecheckjab

    Thecheckjab Member Full Member

    Mar 15, 2018
    It seems Parker has good power, but he has never KO'd elite fighter. Why is that?
  2. CroBox29

    CroBox29 Active Member Full Member

    Nov 24, 2019
    Because he is too soft and does not belong to the boxing elite....
  3. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 The Original 101.3 Full Member

    Mar 17, 2018
    Because his power is not that good

    Looked fantastic on the way up spanking puddings but once he moved up a level or two the knock outs/stoppages dried up

    No coincidence
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  4. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    May 4, 2017
    He`s a bad finisher and AJ proved Parker doesn`t have his level of power by flooring Ruiz despite going on to display a weaker chin in that same fight.
  5. Brighton bomber

    Brighton bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Apr 4, 2005
    His power looked good at a lower level but once he was facing world class comp it hasn't impressed as much.

    That's partly due to the fact he doesn't hit as hard as people hoped and partly at the higher level he can't land in combination like he used too. He'd hit guys and they'd go into the shell allowing him to keep throwing but at top level these guys throw back and Parker after throwing is a sitting duck and so he's hesitant to throw because he usually eats a counter.
  6. destruction

    destruction Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Mar 26, 2009
    When he is in with a big puncher or someone he respects he doesn’t sit down on his punches.

    He punches softly and quickly steps out of range.

    You could see that as far back as the Ruiz Jr fight. That he won just by one round.

    He has gone backwards since that fight and proven he doesn’t have the determination and fighting heart to be an elite HW.
  7. lepinthehood

    lepinthehood When I'm drinking you leave me well alone Full Member

    Aug 27, 2011
  8. Aydamn

    Aydamn Dillian Whyte #CLEARED like I said he would be banned Full Member

    Jul 31, 2018
    scientifically he should have enough power to KO these guys because at 240 pounds and with his hand speed/athleticism force = mass x acceleration.

  9. senpai

    senpai Well-Known Member banned Full Member

    May 18, 2021
    He don't have instinct for KO.
  10. MorvidusStyle

    MorvidusStyle Active Member Full Member

    Jul 11, 2017
    Probably because he's not as tall as he claims and is quite fat. That means he's most likely a natural cruiser. Maybe
    he doesn't get the same PEDs that Tua and that generation got.
  11. NEETzschean

    NEETzschean Active Member Full Member

    Feb 23, 2021
    Parker seriously lacks punching power and aggression. It's bizarre how cautious he is considering that he has fast hands, a good engine and a solid chin. He's happy to go the distance so he can squeak out a gift decision. After his last fight he said he wouldn't have complained if he'd not got it!

    Guys Parker went the 12 round distance with in the last 5.5 years: AJ, Whyte, Ruiz, Chisora, Takam, young Hughie, Fa, Cojanu(!)

    Guys on that list who Parker knocked down: an exhausted Whyte in the 12th round.

    Half of those guys had been stopped: Whyte by AJ, Chisora by Haye, Fury and Whyte, Takam by Povetkin and Cojanu by Donovan Dennis. All of those barring Chisora have also been stopped since, as has AJ.

    Of the 5 no hopers Parker stopped over this period, all had been stopped before: Haumono by Kevin Johnson, Dimitrenko by Pulev, Flores by Charles Martin, Leapai by Baden Oui, Kevin Johnson and Wlad and Shawndell Winters by Brian Howard.

    Maybe Chisora is finally shopworn and aged enough for Parker to stop him in the rematch but I wouldn't hold my breath lol. Parker is an absolute pudding.
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2021