Joseph Parker will be giving up a sizeable weight advantage when he steps into the ring tomorrow night in his WBO heavyweight title defence.

Parker weighed in at 111.5kgs, 13.1 kilograms lighter than his counterpart Razvan Cojanu at the official weigh-in before the bout at Vodafone Events Centre.

Parker painted a relaxed picture on the scales, clocking in just 400 grams lighter than his fight against Andy Ruiz.

The 6'7" Cojanu holds a 16-2 record and will provide a different test for Parker, who is 22-0.


"I will hit him 100% worse than I did sparring," said Cojanu. "I will do anything to win this fight."