The first step on the Joseph Parker comeback trail shapes as a tricky assignment as the Kiwi heavyweight returns to the ring in Christchurch at the end of the year.
Parker’s opponent for the December 15 event at Horncastle Arena has been confirmed as Mexican-American Alexander Flores, who has suffered just one loss in 19 professional fights.
Parker’s career is at a crossroads after successive defeats in Britain this year, where he surrendered his WBO title to Anthony Joshua before conceding another unanimous decision to Dillian Whyte, leaving his record at 24-2.
Parker ultimately etched his name in New Zealand boxing history that night by edging a close decision, which Flores believes should have gone his compatriot’s way.
But he has promised to set the record straight in Christchurch.
This is a dangerous Joseph Parker vs Alexander Flores fight. A fight where Joseph Parker is fighting for his career.