Thursday, May 19, 2016
Kiwi champ Joseph Parker and French slugger Carlos Takam face off at weigh ins
New Zealand heavyweight boxer Joseph Parker is running on nervous energy as counts down to his biggest examination.Parker fights French-base Cameroon slugger Carlos Takam in south Auckland on Saturday night with the stakes massive – it's an IBP eliminator with the winner getting the mandatory rights to challenge for the world title.These are the days that tick away slowly. After 12 weeks of intensive training in Las Vegas, a couple of weeks in Auckland are now reduced to the final countdown. A media session in Auckland on Wednesday where he will go head to head with Takam in front of the microphones and Friday's weigh-in are all that aJoseph Parker prepares for one of his final training sessions ahead of his IBF heavyweight eliminator with Carlos Takam.A win puts him in line to take on British star and IBF champion Anthony Joshua. A loss would be damaging though not insurmountable in a heavyweight divisions that seems to change weekly at the moment.