Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Parker vs Massey?
Joseph Parker beat Jack Massey by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 21st January 2023 at Manchester Arena in Manchester.
The scorecards were announced as 96-93, 97-92, 97-93 in favor of winner Joseph Parker.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
This fight appeared on the undercard of Chris Eubank Jr losing to Liam Smith. Also, on the undercard Ekow Essuman beat Chris Kongo for the BBBOC British Welterweight and CBC Commonwealth Welterweight belts and Richard Riakporhe defeated Krzysztof Glowacki.
Parker vs Massey stats
Joseph Parker stepped into the ring with a record of 30 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws.
Jack Massey made his way to the ring with a record of 20 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws.
Joseph Parker was the older man by 2 years, at 31 years old.
Both Joseph Parker & Jack Massey fought out of an orthodox stance.
Parker was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 12 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 1 year earlier than Massey, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 118 more professional rounds, 222 to Massey's 104.
Joseph Parker went into the fight ranked number 11 by the WBC and 8 by the WBO at heavyweight.
Parker vs Massey form
Parker had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Joe Joyce on 24th September 2022 by knockout in the 11th round in their WBO Interim World Heavyweight championship fight at AO Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Derek Chisora on 18th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Manchester Arena, Lancashire.
Going into that contest, he had beat Derek Chisora on 1st May 2021 by split decision in their 12 round contest at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
Before that, he had won against Junior Fa on 27th February 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Spark Arena, Auckland, New Zealand.
He had beat Shawndell Terell Winters on 29th February 2020 by technical knockout in the 5th round at The Ford Center at The Star, Texas, United States.
Parker's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 52 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.4 rounds on average.
What time did Parker vs Massey start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:00 PM GMT at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom, which was 3:00 PM EST or 12:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
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What were the odds on Parker vs Massey?
Joseph Parker was a 1/8 (-830) favourite going into the contest, while Jack Massey made his way into the ring at 5/1 (+500) with oddsmakers.