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The voice of Boxing Colonel Bob Sheridan gives the nod to Joseph Parker to win by KO against Andy Ruiz Jr. in their WBO Heavyweight Title fight in Auckland this weekend.
He is excited by the heavyweight match up and the history making nature of the fight.
"This is a big moment for Boxing. This is perhaps one of the best heavyweight boxing matches we have seen for 10yrs or more. There’s nothing bigger in sport than a heavy weight championship of the world."
The Colonel points to Ruiz's speed as his greatest asset. He brings fast hands and fast feet and he is very tough. Ruiz does not know defeat.
But Joseph he says is a bigger guy all round, also with fast hands and a very heavy punch.
He thinks Kevin Barry will want his charge to put Ruiz at the end of the jab very early on and make sure Joseph hurts Ruiz in the first round.
Asked for his call on the fight, "My call for the fight is Joseph will knock him out between the 5th and 8th round."
He has been right every time this year on the outcome of Parker's fights.
In my other life, I cover the All Blacks, Boxing (Joseph Parker) watch the Weather and of course manage Samoa Events