23 Apr 2014

Parker must adapt after change in opppnent

7:53 am on 23 April 2014

New Zealand heavyweight boxer Joseph Parker has less than a week to adjust his fightplan after the late withdrawal of his opponent for the second time before his bout in Germany on Sunday.

Having already adjusted his approach following the unavailability of Ukranian Andriy Rudenko, Parker now faces more disruption after the withdrawal of Sherman 'The Tank' Williams due to a contractual issue.

The New Zealanders new opponent is six foot five Brazilian Marcelo Luiz Nascimento, who has a 7 win 0 loss professional record, 6 of those victories coming by knockout.

Nascimento is half a foot taller than Williams and Parker concedes adapting to the change in height will be a challenge.