Boxing: Tyson Fury's trainer rates Joseph Parker in his top 10 heavyweights

New Zealand Heavyweight boxer Joseph Parker with his trainer Kevin Barry and Barry's son Taylor. Photo / Photosport.
New Zealand Heavyweight boxer Joseph Parker with his trainer Kevin Barry and Barry's son Taylor. Photo / Photosport.

Tyson Fury's trainer has rated Kiwi boxer Joseph Parker as the seventh best heavyweight in the world.

Peter Fury, uncle of WBA Super and WBO title holder Tyson, pegged Parker in his personal top 10 world heavyweights, a day before Parker moved his record to 18-0 with a TKO victory over American Jason Bergman in Samoa.

Writing for Sky Sports in the United Kingdom, Fury said he liked Parker.

"He's a promising fighter and is still an unknown quantity. We are going to see more of him and it'll be interesting to see how good he is."

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Parker's heavyweight world rankings vary from third to 11th depending on the organisation - rankings which are perhaps more impartial than Fury's, who ranks his own son Hughie in ninth.

Fury's top 10:

1. Tyson Fury
2. Wladimir Klitschko
3. Deontay Wilder
4. Luis Ortiz
5. Charles Martin
6. Alexander Povetkin
7. Joseph Parker
8. Kubrat Pulev
9. Hughie Fury
10. Andy Ruiz Jr

- NZ Herald

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