Current rankings @ Heavyweight
Joseph Parker vs Michael Hunter preview
When is Parker vs Hunter?
Joseph Parker could face Michael Hunter in Autumn/Fall 2023 in the United States.
The fight would be contested over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which means there would be no weight limit.
Parker vs Hunter stats
Joseph Parker would step into the ring with a record of 31 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 21 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Michael Hunter would make his way to the ring with a record of 20 wins, 1 loss and 2 draws, with 14 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Hunter would have a slight advantage in power over Parker, with a 70% knock out percentage over Parker's 68%.
Joseph Parker is the younger man by 3 years, at 31 years old.
Parker has a height advantage of 2 inches over Hunter. Despite this, Hunter has 4-inch reach advantage.
Both Joseph Parker & Michael Hunter fight out of an orthodox stance.
Parker is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 11 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 8 months earlier than Hunter, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He has fought 85 more professional rounds, 222 to Hunter's 137.
Joseph Parker goes into the fight ranked number 10 by the WBC, 7 by the WBO and 8 by the RING at heavyweight.
Parker vs Hunter form
Joseph Parker has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he beat Jack Massey on 21st January 2023 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Joe Joyce on 24th September 2022 by knockout in the 11th round in their WBO Interim World Heavyweight championship fight at AO Arena, Manchester.
Going into that contest, he had beat Derek Chisora on 18th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Manchester Arena, Lancashire.
Before that, he had won against Derek Chisora on 1st May 2021 by split decision in their 12 round contest at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
He had beat Junior Fa on 27th February 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Spark Arena, Auckland, New Zealand.
Hunter has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he drew Jerry Forrest on 2nd December 2021 by split draw in their 10 round contest at Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Mike Wilson on 3rd August 2021 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Hulu Theater at MSG, New York.
Going into that contest, he had drawn with Alexander Povetkin on 7th December 2019 by split draw in their 12 round contest at Diriyah Arena, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.
Before that, he had won against Sergey Kuzmin on 13th September 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
He had defeated Fabio Maldonado on 25th May 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at MGM National Harbor, Maryland.
In terms of recent activity, Joseph Parker has been fighting more than Michael Hunter.
Joseph Parker last fought 2 months and 1 day ago, while Michael Hunter's last outing was 1 year, 3 months and 20 days ago.
Parker's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years and 23 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 57 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 11.4 rounds on average.
Hunter's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 9 months and 25 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 40 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8 rounds on average.
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