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Joseph Parker eyeing rematch against Dillian Whyte; wants to make a statement against Jack Massey


Joseph Parker acknowledges that in order to make his claim for a rematch with heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte, he needs to easily defeat Jack Massey.


Five years ago, Parker suffered just his second professional defeat at the hands of the Brit, though Whyte was wobbled by the New Zealander in the final round of the fight.


After being stopped by another Brit, Joe Joyce, in the 11th round in their punishing fight last September, the former WBO champion is making a comeback. The 31-year-old is hopeful that Whyte would agree to the rematch if he defeats Massey in a statement battle on the Eubank Jr. vs. Smith card.


Massey, Parker's opponent, formerly competed at cruiserweight but only lately switched to heavyweight.


His sole loss came at the hands of Richard Riakporhe, who is also competing on Saturday's undercard against former two-time world champion Krzysztof Glowacki. He has won 20 of his first 21 fights.


Parker is refusing to underestimate the Englishman in what he admits is a bout that has to be won despite not knowing exactly what to expect from him.

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