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Joyce crumples Parker with stunning knock out after gruelling war

Joe Joyce did what Anthony Joshua, Dillian Whyte, and Andy Ruiz Jr couldn’t do in becoming the first man to knock out Joseph Parker this evening after eleven gruelling rounds of action.

At the time of the knockout, Joyce led on all three scorecards after impressing massively with a relentless display. Following a bright start from Parker, Joyce came into his own as the rounds went on, constantly battering the Kiwi with a thudding jab.

Parker found his back on the ropes for the majority of the contest but never yielded to Joyce’s pressure. Despite tiring in the middle portions of the fight, the former WBO heavyweight champion continued to explode out of the corners with vicious left hooks and overhand rights.

However, Joyce — noted for his granite chin — absorbed every shot without anything more than a blink.

Post-fight Joyce took to the mic to praise his brave opponent in a humble speech: “It was a tough fight and praise to Joseph Parker because he’s improved and gave me a tough fight. I really enjoyed it, it was tough in there and I had to dig deep to get through the rounds.”

With this win, Joyce sends a stern message to every man in the heavyweight division and establishes himself as an elite-level fighter. According to promoter Frank Warren, Joyce will fight for a world title in the United Kingdom in 2023 after some well-deserved rest and recovery.



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