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  • Writer's pictureDexter Hastings

Parker Gets Off The Floor To Win Convincingly

Derby’s Zach Parker won convincingly after being knocked down in the second round of his ten-round contest. The twenty-nine-year-old switch Hitter was taking on former world champion Tyron Zeuge (31) from Germany. The German came into the contest with a very impressive record of Twenty-seven wins and one draw out of twenty-nine contests with fifteen coming via stoppage. Parker who had won twenty-three out of Twenty-four with seventeen coming via stoppage weighed in twelve stone one with Zeuge coming in twelve stone five in this super Middleweight contest with Victor Loughlin reffing.

Parker started confidently switch-hitting and taking a good look at his opponent who did not look comfortable in there with the switch-hitting. Parker started the second round well but Zeuge landed a cracking right hand that rocked Parker who amazingly stayed on his feet, Zeuge piled on the pressure with Parker eventually touching down and taking a count. Parker continued with Zeuge looking for a stoppage and looking dangerous with Parker seeing the round out. Parker boxed on the back foot well in the third using his jab from both stances as he continued to switch hit, Zeuge continued to come forward and always looked dangerous. Parker boxed cleverly in the fourth working behind the jab and controlling the distance going head and body with nice combinations, Zeuge still looked dangerous but this was Parker's round. Great boxing by Parker in the fifth landing nice sharp jabs and great backhands, Zeuge kept a good guard covering up well just looking for a big right hand, Parker's round.

Parker had to stay switched on in the sixth round as he showcased some slick boxing as Zeuge just looked to time Parker with that big right hand, Parkers round. Parker looked to push Zeuge back in the seventh using his jab well and some big back hands as he continued to Switch hit as Zeuge looked for the big right hand. Scrappy eighth round as Parker continued to use his jab well keeping Zeuge off balance with nice jabs and back hands winning the round with ease. Messy ninth round with both fighters landing good shots, Parker looked like he hurt his ankle but saw the round out and won the round. Parker dud the right thing in the final round as he held at every point as he looked to stay on his feet due to his ankle, Zeuge won the round but Parker won the fight.

Judge Michael Alexander scored it 98 to 91 Parker,  Lee Every scored it 96 to 94 Parker and Kevin Parker scored it 97 to 92. I had it 97 to 93 Parker.


Dexter’s Thoughts

Great performance by Parker who had a scare at the start of the fight but got up and showcased great skills to win this fight against a very capable opponent. Parker only has the one defeat on his record to another very talented fighter and now has two good wins under his belt since that. He is so close to getting a world title shot and taking on some of the best fighters in the world. I think if he continues the course, he is going especially with Queensberry promotions behind him he will get that opportunity very soon.


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