6 Dec 2015

Parker confident he can beat Fury

1:12 pm on 6 December 2015

New Zealand boxer Joseph Parker believes he's good enough to beat the world heavyweight champion.

The New Zealand heavyweight Joseph Parker in action.

The New Zealand heavyweight Joseph Parker in action. Photo: Getty Images

Parker, who easily beat his tallest-ever opponent, 6'8" American Daniel Martz, on Saturday, watched Briton Tyson Fury's shock win over Wladimir Klitschko for the world title earlier this week.

The 23-year-old is undefeated in his 16 professional fights and is confident he could beat Fury or Klitschko.

"As heavyweights they didn't throw a lot of punches, I mean Klitschko threw about four or five power punches a round and I think throughout the whole fight he threw about 56... I can actually throw about 56 in one round and that's why I know what I have to do to win."

Parker said Fury's win was a great result for boxing as Klitschko's nine-year reign at the top had made the sport less interesting.

He also said he's about a year and a half away from getting a fight against a top 10 boxer in the heavyweight division.