24
May
2019

Zach Parker aims to continue progress this weekend

UKO 18/11/2016

Zach Parker is hoping for another explosive display this weekend.

The 22-year-old already has five knockout’s in seven contests and he is hoping to record another one on Black Country Boxing’s ‘Going for Gold’ show at Walsall Town Hall, sponsored by Grosvenor Casino Walsall, this Saturday.

“I want to get the rounds in at this stage so I can get as much experience as possible but if the knockout comes then I will always go for it,” he told www.uko-boxing.com. “That is what excites fans so it is nice that I am capable of doing that and I want to keep up the knockouts on my record.

“When I came into boxing I wanted to be the best that I could be so obviously I want to keep winning and then the unbeaten record will stay with me. I am looking for a title sometime next March if everything goes to plan. I don’t want to rush myself but I feel I am ready. I want to put on a show in this next fight and show how good I am. I will beat whoever is put in front of me.”

The Swadlincote pugilist, who recently signed a new management contract with Neil Marsh, will step up to six rounds for this contest as he faces the very durable Adam Jones. Parker has done this distance once before against Jamie Ambler but he got the stoppage in just the second round, despite this the super middleweight is confident if the fight does go the full distance he will be comfortable.

“Six rounds won’t be a problem. I have been doing eight round sparring sessions and I feel fine in them so if it did go six rounds it wouldn’t bother me.

“You have to get your fitness up for the longer rounds and I have so I actually think the more rounds will suit me. I like to take my time and pick my shots so it will give me the chance to do that. I can relax in there and I won’t have to rush it and that is what my style is like. I like to take my time in the first two rounds, see what my opponent is about, and then take over from there.

“I have been training three times a day to make sure I am in the best possible shape for this.”

Tickets are priced at £30 (general admission) and £60 (VIP Ringside), and can be purchased by calling 0845 111 2900 or directly from any boxer on the bill.

Old Hill super featherweight, Manny Zaber fights for a first professional title at the top of the bill and is joined by Walsall’s former British Lightweight Champion, Martin Gethin.

Chasetown lightweight, Luke Jones, Wolverhampton cruiserweight, Joshua Burke, and West Bromwich welterweight, Tommy Loach, complete the card.

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