The P.M. has a point about Parker

Dear Editor,


Re: Prime Minister on Joseph Parker 

Clearly Parker is not in the league with the best, just like our rugby is a standard below the best.

The major portion of the responsibility lies with him. He should’ve known he was sub-standard and pulled out of the fight instead he went on and humiliate himself and everybody.

Now we’re are back to old crybaby and blame the coach.

I saw his preparation for the Joshua fight and I’d figured that he’ll be lucky to survive the latter rounds.

He’s very weak on the upper-cut and maybe the only thing that I faulted the coach for not seeing it too. One of the most deadly weapons in any fighter’s arsenal is the upper-cut especially in the close-in quarters in the latter rounds and Parker clearly doesn’t have it the way Joshua has mastered it.

Skill wise, he’s behind on that in both fights. Fitness, he looks stubby and the P.M. has a point. He had the reach advantage but not the home advantage and that’s what makes a great fighter.

Stay with Kevin only he needs to stay quiet for a few years and do his own thing. No fights no nothing, just totally out of the radar for 2-3 years and build up that confidence and anger for revenge.

When he comes back, if he comes back, he should just walk in there and totally demolish the opposition just like the way Tyson did it. He should be able to generate that fear in the opposition the way Deonte is doing it to have the upper mental advantage.

Anything short of that, then I suggest taking a few tips from David Tua on how to retire gracefully. Enough of this nice guy stuff.



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