Parker needs to keep working harder if he is going to progress in the heavyweight ranks. That seems to be general consensus after his eighth round knock out victory over Jason Bergman at Faleata on Saturday. Vatapuia Maiava spoke to a few people about the fight and this is what they said:
I thought the fight was a bit boring because it wasn’t an actual contest for Parker. Jason Bergman didn’t really put up much of a fight for Parker. It seemed to me that Parker was sparring rather than actually fighting. When Parker gave an interview it looked as if he didn’t even break a sweat. I think Parker has got his career under control but a few more fights should be good for him to be ready for a title match.
It was great and I loved the fact that it promoted Samoa very well and many people came from overseas to watch the fight which is good for our economy. The fight itself was really nice to watch, I’m so proud that Parker made Samoa look really good by beating an American. In order for Parker to better his career he should start taking on the list of people who are out ranking him right now. I’m very sure that Parker is ready for a title fight.
Yes I enjoyed the fight. I think Parker should go ahead and sign more contracts in order to expose him more to the world stage. He should make a goal to be number 1 in the world’s heavy weight division. I don’t think he’s ready for a title fight unless he gains enough experience to match people like Manny Pacquiao. He should be ready in a few years time.
I am so happy that Parker has reached professional level and that he was able to bring a fight like this to our shores. This was the first time the sport of boxing was done so professionally here in Samoa and it makes me so very proud. The fight itself was entertaining but I’m just glad this happened in our small island. I think Parker is going very well so far with his career and I am positive he is ready for title fights.
Yes I enjoyed this fight very much. But I enjoyed all the other fights before Parker and Jason way more. The pre-fights were so entertaining and goofy making it so much fun to watch, the other boxers looked as if they didn’t know how to fight and the difference between them and Parker was so obvious. I reckon Parker is ready for a title fight and I think he should work on his six pack to progress with his career.
Nimo Tevita Levy
The fight was ok. Despite the fact that it was so late at night and when he finally came on I was already half asleep it was entertaining. I don’t think it lived up to all the hype though but I’m glad it gave Samoa the centre stage once more. It was also refreshing to see someone from a small island beating a big man from America. I think Parker is doing well with his career but he needs a bit more practice before title fights.