Parker vs Povetkin Info
Joseph Parker could face Alexander Povetkin in Spring 2021 in the United Kingdom.
The fight would be contested over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which means there would be no weight limit.
Povetkin will be defending his WBC Interim World Heavyweight Championship for the first time. He won this belt against Dillian Whyte in August 2020. He has held this belt for 4 months and 30 days.
Parker vs Povetkin stats
Joseph Parker would step into the ring with a record of 27 wins and 2 loses, 21 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Alexander Povetkin would make his way to the ring with a record of 36 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, with 25 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Parker would have a slight advantage in power over Povetkin, with a 78% knock out percentage over Povetkin's 69%.
Joseph Parker is the younger man by 12 years, at 29 years old.
Parker has a height advantage of 2 inches over Povetkin. This also extends to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Joseph Parker & Alexander Povetkin fight out of an orthodox stance.
Parker is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 10 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 7 year later than Povetkin, who’s first professional fight was in 2005. He has fought 95 less professional rounds, 165 to Povetkin's 260.
Joseph Parker goes into the fight ranked number 7 by the WBC, 3 by the WBO, 6 by the IBF and 7 by the RING in the heavyweight division.
Alexander Povetkin is currently ranked number 3 by the RING in the heavyweight division.
Parker vs Povetkin form
Joseph Parker has stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he 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.
Previous to that, he had beat Alex Leapai on 29th June 2019 by technical knockout in the 10th round at Dunkin Donuts Center, Rhode Island.
Going into that contest, he had won against Alexander Flores on 15th December 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Horncastle Arena, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Before that, he had been beaten by Dillian Whyte on 28th July 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
He had lost to Anthony Joshua on 31st March 2018 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Principality Stadium, Cardiff.
Povetkin has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he beat Dillian Whyte on 22nd August 2020 by technical knockout in the 5th round in their WBC World Heavyweight championship fight at Matchroom Fight Camp, Essex, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had drawn with Michael Hunter on 7th December 2019 by split draw in their 12 round contest at Diriyah Arena, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.
Going into that contest, he had beat Hughie Fury on 31st August 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had been beaten by Anthony Joshua on 22nd September 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their IBF World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Wembley Stadium, London.
He had defeated David Price on 31st March 2018 by knockout in the 5th round at Principality Stadium, Wales.
In terms of recent activity, Joseph Parker has been fighting more than Alexander Povetkin.
Joseph Parker last fought 10 months and 23 days ago, while Alexander Povetkin's last outing was 4 months and 30 days ago.
Parker's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year 10 months and 29 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8.4 rounds on average.
Povetkin's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years 4 months and 22 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 41 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8.2 rounds on average.