The manager of Joseph Parker's next opponent Razvan Cojanu has claimed that they've had issues around their contract for Saturday's fight.

The Romanian was called in as a late replacement for Brit fighter Hughie Fury who withdrew from the WBO heavyweight title fight due to a lower back injury.

Cojanu's manager John Arthur claims they've had three different contracts put in front of them ahead of Saturday night's fight at Manukau's Vodafone Events Centre.

He said in 40-odd years of boxing he's never seen this sort of thing.


"That's what really kind of irritates me. We signed the first contract before we got on the plane. We get here...It's revised. I don't like that. I've been in the business for 40-something years," Arthur said.

Arthur also stated that the media have disrespected his fighter who goes into the bout with a 16-2 record.

"Anything can happen in a heavyweight fight. You've got to always remember that. Anything can happen in any fight. When those two guys get inside and box, they're not playing," Arthur said.

Cojanu himself claimed he had issue around the re-match clause in the contract, among other things.

"I didn't come here for the money. I came here to fight and knock that guy over there out."

"I'm here because I earned it," Cojanu added.

The 30-year-old said this is his one shot for the title and he's ready to give it his all.

"I'm going to give 1000 percent to win this fight because this is my life chance."