Dillian Whyte vs Joseph Parker

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Dillian Whyte vs Joseph Parker
Fan Rating: 
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4.3
Average: 4.3 (10 votes)

Date: 
Saturday, July 28, 2018
Location: 
O2 Arena, Greenwich, London, England, UK
Rounds Scheduled: 
12
Contracted Weight: 
Unlimited
Titles at Stake: 
WBC Heavyweight Silver Title (Whyte's 1st defence). (Vacant) WBO Heavyweight International Title
Referee: 
Ian John Lewis

Official Judging
Steve Gray 113 - 112
Phil Austin 114 - 111
Christophe Fernandez 115 - 110

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4 months after his underwhelming UD loss to WBA, IBF, and now WBO heavyweight world champion, Anthony Joshua, former WBO heavyweight world champion, Joseph Parker, returns to the UK, to take on outspoken WBC Silver champion, Dillian Whyte.

Whyte and Parker have both lost to Anthony Joshua, but undefeated aside from Joshua, Whyte, losing in a back and fourth, competitively fought domestic grudge match late in 2015, getting knocked out cold by a devastating right uppercut in round 7, Parker, having taken Joshua the full 12 rounds, in an interesting, tentative fight, but losing a wide decision.

Amongst bookies, Parker is the favourite, amongst the boxing experts, people inside the boxing world, it is more or less a 50/50 fight. Whyte, not only with the home advantage, but coming off a brutal, brilliant win over bitter rival, former WBA Regular champion, Lucas Browne, having wanted to fight Parker for a long time.

Parker starts well, moves, looks too slick and agile for Whyte in round 1. Parker is the more illusive in round 2, but in what looks like another Parker round, they clash heads, and an off balance Parker falls, but the referee makes the error of counting for a knockdown.

Rounds 3-5 are very close, as Whyte is the aggressor, forces the pace, uses his jab, and Parker is defensive, lands the cleaner, sharper punches. Rounds 6-8 are better for Whyte, as he is able to drag Parker into an ugly dogfight, out work and bully Parker, attacking the body, walking Parker down.

Parker takes risks in round 9, and as Parker throws a big right hand at a seemingly easy target, Whyte counters with a brilliant left hook flush on the jaw, Parker goes down, and this time, he is hurt. Whyte starts to fade in round 10, and Parker comes on strong, really rallies in the last 2 rounds. In round 12, Whyte is close to done, his tank is empty, and Parker proves to have enough left to inflict a beating, he lands a clean right hand to the temple, dropping Whyte to his knees.

The outcome of the fight looks to depend on whether or not Whyte gets up. Whyte drags himself onto his feet, Parker gets right back on him and tries to resume his attack, but before he can find the shot to put Whyte down again, the bell goes.

One judge has Whyte a wide winner, another has it closer, but still a decisive margin, and a third judge scores it very close, but all the judges agree that Whyte is the winner.

After some disrespect in the build up, Whyte shows great sportsmanship, and so does Parker as always, there are no excuses from him.




Averaged Fan Card:

round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Dillian Whyte
                                                                    
9.12
9.91
9.75
9.50
9.62
10
9.41
9.95
10
9.91
9.08
8
Joseph Parker
                                                                    
9.91
8.20
9.25
9.50
9.37
9
9.58
9.04
8.04
9.08
9.95
10


Fan Cards: Dillian Whyte vs Joseph Parker


scorecard by STINGEV98
Round
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DILLIAN WHYTE
9
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114
JOSEPH PARKER
10
8
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10
111


scorecard by HART
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DILLIAN WHYTE
10
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8
115
JOSEPH PARKER
10
8
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112


scorecard by RUSSYJOE
Round
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DILLIAN WHYTE
9
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113
JOSEPH PARKER
10
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112


scorecard by POWERPUNCHER999
Round
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DILLIAN WHYTE
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114
JOSEPH PARKER
10
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111


scorecard by GUY INCOGNITO
Round
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DILLIAN WHYTE
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115
JOSEPH PARKER
10
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110


scorecard by NF82
Round
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DILLIAN WHYTE
9
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115
JOSEPH PARKER
10
8
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110


scorecard by JACK
Round
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DILLIAN WHYTE
9
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114
JOSEPH PARKER
10
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111


scorecard by JACKW
Round
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DILLIAN WHYTE
9
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10
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10
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8
115
JOSEPH PARKER
10
10
10
9
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111


scorecard by THEICEMANJDOG
Round
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DILLIAN WHYTE
9
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113
JOSEPH PARKER
10
8
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10
112


scorecard by GOLD
Round
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DILLIAN WHYTE
9
10
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9
10
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10
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10
9
8
113
JOSEPH PARKER
10
8
9
10
10
9
10
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10
10
112


scorecard by OTURN10
Round
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DILLIAN WHYTE
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
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10
9
8
116
JOSEPH PARKER
9
8
9
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10
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109


scorecard by KAISERKOBA
Round
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DILLIAN WHYTE
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
8
116
JOSEPH PARKER
10
8
9
9
9
9
9
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10
109


scorecard by HTTP
Round
1
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12
Total
DILLIAN WHYTE
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
8
116
JOSEPH PARKER
10
8
9
9
9
9
9
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10
10
109


scorecard by LUKASZRPB
Round
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12
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DILLIAN WHYTE
9
10
10
9
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
8
114
JOSEPH PARKER
10
8
9
10
9
9
10
9
8
9
10
10
111


scorecard by FLOYD TOUGH COMPETITOR MAYWEATHER
Round
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12
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DILLIAN WHYTE
9
10
9
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
8
114
JOSEPH PARKER
10
8
10
10
9
9
9
9
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10
10
112


scorecard by MARTIN EDEN
Round
1
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DILLIAN WHYTE
9
9
9
9
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
8
112
JOSEPH PARKER
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
9
8
9
10
10
114


scorecard by HAGLERGOAT
Round
1
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DILLIAN WHYTE
9
10
9
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
8
114
JOSEPH PARKER
10
9
10
10
9
9
9
9
8
9
10
10
112


scorecard by ADAMJO260
Round
1
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3
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9
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11
12
Total
DILLIAN WHYTE
9
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
8
115
JOSEPH PARKER
10
8
9
10
9
9
9
9
8
9
10
10
110


scorecard by NOCTISSOLID
Round
1
2
3
4
5
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7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
DILLIAN WHYTE
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
9
8
115
JOSEPH PARKER
9
8
9
9
10
9
10
9
8
9
10
10
110


scorecard by CHAMPION97
Round
1
2
3
4
5
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8
9
10
11
12
Total
DILLIAN WHYTE
9
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
9
8
114
JOSEPH PARKER
10
8
9
9
10
9
10
9
8
9
10
10
111


scorecard by NEWDOWN2031
Round
1
2
3
4
5
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9
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11
12
Total
DILLIAN WHYTE
9
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
9
8
114
JOSEPH PARKER
10
8
9
9
10
9
10
9
8
9
10
10
111


scorecard by MATCHROOM
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
DILLIAN WHYTE
9
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
8
114
JOSEPH PARKER
10
8
9
10
9
9
9
9
8
10
10
10
111


scorecard by BOXING KNOWLEDGE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
DILLIAN WHYTE
9
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
9
8
115
JOSEPH PARKER
10
8
9
9
10
9
9
9
8
9
10
10
110


scorecard by SALTNUTZ1
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
DILLIAN WHYTE
9
10
9
9
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
8
113
JOSEPH PARKER
10
8
10
10
9
9
10
9
8
9
10
10
112


Comments

Champion97's picture

Prediction,

Parker tries to take centre ring to start the fight, Whyte tries to tee off with the first punch of the fight, aims to land a stand out punch, and deter Parker. Parker is doing most of the work for 150 seconds of round 1, there isn't much in it, but Parker, faster, more mobile. Whyte lands with a massive right hand flush on the chin with about 20 seconds left in the round, Parker takes it well, and Whyte doesn't follow it up, but Whyte lands the best punch of the first round.

Whyte has success with his jab to start round 2, he manages to get started before Parker seems to be able to, as he lands a left hook to the body, and follows it up with a flurry to the head and back to the body, Parker hits Whyte back with a right hand, but Whyte, looking stronger, getting the better of these early exchanges it seems. Parker seems to be struggling to set up his offence, and Whyte seems to be just being patient, looking for openings, and seeming to have more authority.

Parker starts round 3 with a flurry of his own, hitting Whyte with a 4 punch head, body combination, landing 2 clean shots. Whyte struggles to hit Parker as he is made to miss with a few big punches which are an attempted response to Parker's success. Whyte is the aggressor throughout the round, but Parker, able to defend well. The fight livens up in the last 30 seconds, as Parker thumps in a good right to the body, and Whyte responds with a left hook, but Parker gets the better of the exchange by having the last word with a big right hand that Whyte takes well.

Whyte exerts pressure and aggresion to start round 4 as he gets Parker on the ropes, and attacks in volume. Parker seems happy to stay on the ropes, but he struggles to find the counter when Whyte throws shots. Whyte dominates the round, outworks and overpowers Parker. Parker seems controlled, but he also seems to be coming second best at this still early stage. The two fighters open up in the last 20-30 seconds of the round, both land big punches, and both chins hold up.

Better from Parker, good jab to start the round, and a great right uppercut as Whyte tries to jump forward and make him pay for landing the jab. Good defence from Parker in this round, initiating exchanges as well, making Whyte miss, and not letting him rest. Parker seems to be punishing Whyte here, attacking him, head to body, Whyte keeps egging Parker on, he is taking these shots, but he looks frustrated, as he struggles with the slickness and work rate of his opponent, he tries to mount an attack on Parker at the end of the round, but only walks onto big punches from Parker.

Whyte beats Parker to the jab to start this round, but Parker walks through it and throws a cluster of punches, makes Whyte work as Whyte lets a few massive punches go, trying to fend Parker off, but Parker soaks up everything he takes, and when he manages to get Whyte against the ropes, he lets fly with an 8 punch flurry, now it is turning into a classic, both guys throwing bombs, both chins still holding up. They have both put a lot into this, Whyte seems to be struggling for pace now at the end of the round, more so than Parker, and it is the Kiwi warrior who is able to land a late combination to finish this round.

Great stuff from Parker, blocking and countering, good start to round 7. Whyte is aggressive, but he is being beaten to the punch. Good movement from Parker, Whyte is being made to miss badly, he is frustrated in this round. Better from Whyte, good uppercut, he needs more of that to nick this round. Good lead hook from Parker, Whyte is on the offensive, looking to respond. Brilliant from Parker, landing a clean counter 1, 2, man, Whyte has a chin, that right hand landed flush.

Good right hand from Parker, Whyte felt that one, he needs his survival skills, but he has a smile on his face. Whyte is showing a lot of grit here, but he is taking a beating in this round, Parker is teeing off, but what a great left hook from Whyte, Parker took that well, but he is not looking like he is going for the finish now. What a war, both guys mixing it up to head and body, throwing the kitchen sink at each other, but Parker is getting the best of this, and that is a great right uppercut to the head, not hurting Whyte, but not being punished as Whyte misses badly with a hook.

It isn't surprising they've dropped the pace, after a round at that pace. Parker is doing a good job of outboxing Whyte, he is landing the jab, blocking well, moving well, and seems well prepared for what Whyte throws at him. Great right hand from Parker, Whyte shakes his head, smiles at Parker, but Parker, not taking the bait, and giving Whyte no openings. Better from Whyte, good right hand, but if he can't hurt Parker with his best shot, then that won't do it, his punches have lightened noticeably. Good attacking and then evading from Parker to finish a good round for him.

Good jab from Whyte, clean shot, but there isn't a lot of sharpness behind that shot anymore. Good work from both fighters, both landing clean, quality punches centre ring, but Parker is landing with the harder punches, and Whyte looks more tired. He is doing good work with the jab here, Whyte, but Parker, slipping as well, and just being patient, although Whyte gets through with a good mid round uppercut. Great flurry from Parker to finish the round, that right hand especially.

Whyte is really on the offensive here, Parker, seeming happy to be on the back foot, let Whyte come to him. Good left hook from Whyte, but what a counter from Parker, brilliant timing, just as he looked like he was countered, he was really making Whyte lunge into a right hand, and down goes Dillian Whyte. Whyte is up, but he is hurt, he looks close to done, there is still a good 90 seconds left in the round, Parker is dangerous. This is brilliant from Parker, attacking with accuracy, and landing so many hurtful punches, Whyte is taking a tremendous beating, but what heart and courage he is showing here, he isn't quitting, that's for sure. Whyte has done very well to get through that round without going down more than once, Parker was really able to inflict a sustained beating, but he looks like he has almost emptied his tank now.

Both guys are spent, this is a test of will, Whyte is probably behind, he could do with this last round, and that's a good start for him, good left hook. Good jabs from Parker, he seems to be using 'stick and move' tactics, he looks like he has more in the tank, but he put a lot into that 11th round. 90 seconds to go, and this is war, both guys throwing heavy leather, trying to knock each other out, Whyte looks like he is gambling, Parker looks more methodical. Whyte is throwing every punch he can drag out of himself here, still trying his best, but it is Parker who looks less tired here, he is managing to drag out more punches, and there is slightly more power on his shots, he is just getting the better of this. 10 seconds left and they are swinging for the fences, Parker is still getting the better of this, but that's a decent right hand from Whyte which lands on the bell.

Parker jumps onto the ropes, then tries to embrace Whyte, Whyte ignores him. Whyte raises his arm as if to think he might have just about edged it, but he does not look confident. Team Parker look nervous about this being in the hands of the judges, but they know they've won this.

114-113, 116-111, 117-110.

Joseph Parker defeats Dillian Whyte by unanimous decision.

SalTnutZ1's picture

Line on both right now, per Bovada, is -125 Parker and -105 Whyte, so essentially even money, with Whyte the slight dog.

Champion97's picture

What do you think of my prediction analysis?

SalTnutZ1's picture

It's good, and definitely how I could see the fight going. I think Parker is too slick, and can take Whyte's power. Can Whyte adjust and beat the boxer, who also has punching skills and can move? His past says no if you count AJ in that group.

My thinking is similar to you in terms of the fight, if PARKER can weather the power of WHYTE and BOX
better than he did against A JOSHUA i think PARKER is more likely of the 2 to win by dec.
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Back stake 100.00
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Lay stake 154.00
Exposure 100.00
Profit if back wins 51.30
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Champion97's picture

Thanks man I'll check that out, fan of Lewis, beat Bruno, Tyson, Klitschko.

Champion97's picture

Predictions.

Chris Arreola - Whyte
Johnny Nelson - Whyte
Ricky Hatton - Whyte
John Fury - Whyte
Ben Davidson - Parker
Frank Warren - Parker
Dewey Cooper - Parker
Kevin Newman II - Parker
Eddie Mustafa Muhammad - Whyte
Ladarius Miller - Whyte
Luis Tapia - Whyte
Otis Pimpleton - Parker
Andres Cortes - Whyte
Nikki Bascome - Parker
Nate Vasquez - Parker
Boxing trainer - Whyte
Zelfa Barrett - Parker
Boxer - Whyte
Boxing trainer - Whyte
Boxer - Parker
Trainer - Parker
Don Charles - Whyte
Anthony Joshua - Whyte
Richard Dwyer - Parker
Carl Froch - Parker
Lawrence Okolie - Parker
David Haye - Parker
Tony Bellew - Parker

Parker: 15
Whyte: 13

Champion97's picture

What a fight!

That was brilliant from Dillian Whyte, Joseph Parker did brilliant there, he got up off the deck, from a heavy knockdown, from looking like he was done, and came back to drop Whyte, come very close to pulling out a brilliant stoppage, but unfortunately, it was too little, too late, and for the first 9 or 10 rounds, he seemed like he wasn't mentally in the right place.

Parker is better than the fighter we saw tonight, he was not at his best, he wasn't mentally right, he came back too soon, didn't rebuild properly from the Joshua loss, 4 months between Pay Per View fights is not enough time. Parker is still a very good fighter, still a very talented fighter, he is a former world champion, but he is only 26, that is young, especially for a heavyweight, he will be back.

Dillian Whyte proved me wrong, I take my hat off to him, he definitely deserves a world title shot next, I see no challenger who I think is more deserving than Whyte of the opportunity to fight for a world title next, especially after what Whyte has achieved this year, beaten two former world champions. This is an absolutely brilliant victory for Dillian Whyte, best win of his career so far, I think next, it should definitely be Wilder vs Whyte!

Wilder might have a mandatory which nullifies Whyte's opportunity, and if the biggest fight in boxing, Wilder against Joshua, the fight we all want to see, happens next April, then Whyte will have to wait a while, but at the moment, if he doesn't get the shot, he is front of the line.

That was great sportsmanship from both guys at the end there, great to see, just gone to war, had each other dropped, hurt, there has to be respect there, and that is what boxing is all about in my opinion, respect for your opponent after you take what each other has to throw at you, when the bell goes, you have a friend for life. I think a rematch would be great to see, good option.

martin eden's picture

I've watched this fight five times now and it is a real jewel of a fight! I'm not in anyway protesting the decision, I can see how Whyte deserved it. I do, however, think the fight was poorly officiated by the referee! The "knockdown" in round 2 wasn't legit, but caused, as many have noted, by a headbutt. Whyte's rough house-tactics was a very smart strategy but I do think he should have had a point deducted in the 10th round, since it was illegal tactics that did influence the direction of the fight in Whyte's favour. I don't blame Whyte for this, he didn't get penalized so he kept it up, perfectly understandable. But the ref didn't really try to prevent it, which shows he wasn't in command of the fight. Whyte could do pretty much what he wanted without any consequences.

I also feel that Parker's performance in this fight is VERY underrated! Both in regards to his boxing and strategically.

I had Parker winning the first four rounds, if you discount the "knockdown", which I think one should. Parker used his quick jab and combinations, stepping out of range when Whyte threw and countered quickly with a fast stop jab, that stopped Whyte in his tracks. Parker also threw fast, effective combinations to Whyte's body. Whyte looked very slow and Parker made him miss and slipped and blocked most of his punches.

In the 4th round Whyte began his rough house-tactics, to deprive Parker of his evident speed advantage, which was a smart move. In the 5th round Parker looked very tired and Whyte started landing consistently with his jab. Whyte got off first and Parker didn't manage to counter the way he did in the first four rounds. Same thing in the 6th and Whyte was coming forward landing the jab and body shots, Parker worked in spurts, landing some good combinations and jabs, but Whyte was doing the consistent landing.

In the 7th Parker mad a bit of a comeback and started pressing forward, standing infront of Whyte and landing good combinations. But Parker did look tired, still boxing pretty well. In the 8th Whyte stepped forward and used the jab and worked the body, Parker answered with punches of his own but Whyte was doing most of the work. In the 9th the hellacious left hook from Whyte sent Parker to the canvas in spectacular fashion, but Parker got up fought back well, but a big round for Whyte.

In the 10th round, even though tired, Parker started to launch his offense a bit more and landed well, standing and trading with Whyte. Whyte, however, landed a bit more and took that round. The 11th was also pretty even, with Parker more offensive and Whyte answering back, but Parker got the better of it, landing the better punches.

Parker kept coming on in the 12th and started to get through, hurting Whyte, who looked pretty much spent in the final round, even though he fought back bravely. Parker hurt Whyte against the ropes and it looked like Whyte was going, but he swung away desperately and landed some punches that made Parker back off a bit. After a good combination from Parker that made Whyte take a step back, Parker launched a heavy right hand that shook Whyte and sent him into the ropes. Parker was on him immediately and he went down. He looked spent and on unsteady legs and when Parker moved in to finish him, he threw himself at him and held on for his life the final 15 seconds of the fight.

There's been some critique of Parker's performance and on Kevin Barry's performance in the corner, which I don't get at all. I think Parker gave a very good performance! Early on he used his jab, countering and making Whyte miss and attacked with combinations to head and body. During the second half of the fight he came forward more and traded with Whyte. The strategy was obviously to box the first half and stack up a lead and then go on the offense to tire Whyte and ultimately take him out. A sound strategy in my opinion! However, Whyte's rough housing got to Parker and wore him down, with this his speed dropped a bit and the very good defensive manoeuvres he displayed early, leaning out of reach, turning with the punch, blocking, dancing away, started leaking and Whyte got through with his jab.

I don't think there was panic in Parker's corner because he did well. Of course, the knock down must've made them nervous, but Parker recuperated well. My criticism towards Parker's corner would be that they didn't protest, firstly against the "knockdown" and secondly they should have protested to the referee after the 4th round immediately after Whyte started his dirty tactics. That would've put pressure on the ref to act and raised his awareness of Whyte's fouling, perhaps resulting in deductions.

I had the fight 114:112 for Parker, but round 7 could have gone to Whyte, but I gave it to Parker. I didn't score the 2:nd round 10-8 for Whyte, but 10-9 for Parker.

I think the judges' did a good job with the scoring and, of course, they have to follow the referee's call. But if the 2:nd round would've been scored 10-9 for Parker, discarding the "knockdown", it would've been a split draw: Judge 1: 114:112 Parker; Judge 2: 113:113 even; Judge 3: 114:112 Whyte. If I would've counted the 2:nd round knockdown I would've had the same score as the first judge.

I do think Whyte deserved the decision and I've got no complaints, but I just wanted to discuss the fact that the fight was won with a small and disputable margin. Many have said post fight that Parker fought poorly but I disagree!! I think he boxed well and fought his heart out and showed, to me at least, that he is a world class fighter!

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I don't think he did great, the ref. Whyte was the dirtier, but it was tit for tat at times, I didn't see a problem, the only serious foul was when Whyte hit Parker a few times in the back of the head, not criticising Whyte, but he should have been officially warned before for that.

I think Parker could have done better, I think he is the better fighter, but he was not the better fighter on the night, and now, if there is a rematch, if he wasn't the first time, Whyte is definitely the A-side, because he won the fight fair and square.

Parker is world class, he proved that against Takam, people assume Ruiz, Fury aren't good, well they are untested, hadn't passed or failed, and Parker beat them both, Parker also did well against Joshua, fought a very smart fight. Parker is 26, that is very young for a heavyweight, he can come back, he did come back, but too soon, 4 months is quick if he was fighting Sherman Williams again, but to have 4 months between Pay Per View fights, it is overambitious, I'm sure Barry wondered if it was wise if Parker didn't also, but in boxing, when you get an opportunity, you take it.

I think a rematch might happen, but for now, Parker needs a break, needs to spend time with his family, enjoy the good life, and if he decides he has that desire he always had or even more, which I think is highly likely, he should come back, fight again this year, maybe do it in New Zealand again, fight maybe Christian Hammer, Andriy Rudenko, just get that confidence boost, and next year, maybe he can get en eliminator, get a shot again at a title. I believe Parker can be a top 5 heavyweight, not another Ali, Louis, Lewis, Tyson, but maybe another Norton, Lyle, Mercer, Byrd, or better than that.

So are going to compete in PCOM for August?