Joseph Parker caused one of the biggest upsets of the year against Deontay Wilder

Joseph Parker claimed a dominating win against Deontay Wilder.

by Aryan Lakhani
Joseph Parker caused one of the biggest upsets of the year against Deontay Wilder
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Deontay Wilder faced one of the toughest losses of his career against Joseph Parker. Something seemed to be really off about Deontay Wilder, as the spark he once had was invisible in his performance today. After the recent performance Deontay Wilder has updated his professional boxing record to 43-3-1 (42 knockouts) and Joseph Parker has a record of 34-3 (23 knockouts).

After 12 rounds of action, Joseph Parker secured a dominating unanimous decision win and elevated himself in the competitive division. People thought this was a tune-up fight for Deontay Wilder, and he would easily sail through this challenge, but an upset was created, and it demands a lot of self-analysis for Deontay Wilder.

It will be very interesting to see if Joseph Parker can reclaim his heavyweight belt. Parker could easily call out top contenders like Anthony Joshua next; he has unfinished business with Joshua, and a rematch sounds like a great way to settle the scores.

Joseph Parker on winning the match

During the post-fight interview, Joseph Parker shared his thoughts on the massive win. "Dangerous fight, a tough fight but we trained very hard for this. People had other plans, but this is God's plan," Parker said as quoted by

Today we got the win and Merry Christmas to us! Deontay's got a new coach and maybe he's applying the new things he's working on, but maybe inactivity played a part".

Deontay Wilder on the loss

Deontay Wilder is disappointed by the decision as on some level he felt like he won the fight; however, he is ready to move and face the next challenge.

"I did [think he did enough to win] but my timing was off a little bit," Wilder said, as quoted by "He [Parker] did a great job in avoiding a lot of my punches. We make no excuses, it was a good fight and we move onto the next thin”.

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