Joseph Parker will clash with Jack Massey this weekend on a massive night for British boxing. Parker is 30-3 and will take a record featuring 21 knockouts up against Massey in a heavyweight fight. The match will be part of the Chris Eubank Jr versus Liam Smith undercard in Manchester, giving fight fans around the world an incredible night of fisticuffs.
Massey goes into the match with a record of 20-1. Eleven of his 20 wins were by knockout. “One Smack” is on a three-match winning streak and takes on a fighter who lost his last bout.
Parker is attempting to rebuild himself but takes on a strong fighter this weekend after losing to Joe Joyce in September in Manchester. Massey has had a long layoff from the squared circle and hasn’t fought since November 2021. Which heavyweight will come out on top in Manchester?
Joseph Parker vs Jack Massey Betting Odds
Despite losing his last fight, which took place in September 2022, Parker is a heavy favourite to win the match against Massey. Bookmakers’ odds show a strong expectation of Parker pulling off the win and getting back on the title contender track.
There is good reason for bookmakers making Parker the favourite. Massey is taking a step up in weight divisions. He has fought as a cruiserweight his entire boxing career. Massey was offered the fight around six weeks ago and it was an offer too good to refuse. Although Massey is a strong fighter and has sparred with Parker before, the step up in weight and height is massive.
Who is the Favourite?
Parker’s size will be notable in the fight this weekend. The Kiwi fighter weighs around 245 pounds to 250 pounds. Massey, on the other hand, is around the 200-pound mark. “One Smack” is giving up a significant amount of weight in the fight. Parker is also two inches taller than Massey, giving him the chance to punch down at the cruiserweight.
Joseph Parker vs Jack Massey Location
The 12-round boxing match will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2023, at the AO Arena in Manchester. Joseph Park vs Jack Massey will be on the undercard of the Eubank Jr versus Liam Smith fight card. The first bell is set for 6 PM.
When is the Joseph Parker vs Jack Massey fight?
The fight will take place on Saturday, January 21, 2023. The card will begin at 6 PM. According to the fight card, Parker and Massey are likely to hit the ring in the middle of the show.
Joseph Parker Record
Joseph Parker has a professional boxing record of 30-3 with 21 knockouts. Nine of his wins were by decision. Only once in his career has Parker lost a bout due to a knockout. That knockout was back in September as Joe Joyce put Parker on his back.
Parker lost the bout in the 11th round of a 12-round fight at the AO Arena in Manchester, the site of Saturday’s card. Parker is attempting to rebuild himself and Massey was selected as the candidate for his first match back.
Jack Massey Record
Jack Massey has spent his career fighting as a cruiserweight. He will give up a lot of weight and height to Parker on Saturday. Massey hasn’t boxed in more than a year. His last match was a victory over Bilal Laggoune via TKO after three rounds. Massey won the IBO Cruiserweight belt in the process of defeating Laggoune.
Massey is an accomplished fighter but is taking a massive step up in height and weight. He claimed the fight against Parker was too good to refuse. The cruiserweight will spend most of the night punching upwards and could catch Parker with an uppercut or two. However, underneath isn’t a great position to box from. Massey has a record of 19-1 with 10 knockouts. He has never lost due to a knockout.
Where to Watch Joseph Parker vs Jack Massey
Parker vs Massey will be available live on Sky Sports Box Office. The fight card will begin at 6 PM on Sky Sports Box Office for £19.95. Boxing fans with a Sky Sports subscription will be able to purchase the fight and stream it on their mobile devices, laptops, or game consoles.
Joseph Parker vs Jack Massey Card
The card will feature seven total fights. As always, the card is subject to change.
- MAIN EVENT: Chris Eubank Jr vs Liam Smith
- Ekow Essuman vs Chris Kongo
- Frazer Clarke vs Kevin Nicolas Espindola
- Joseph Parker vs Jack Massey
- Richard Riakporhe vs Krzysztof Glowacki
- Scott Forrest vs Amine Boucetta
- Matty Harris vs Jiri Surmaj
Joseph Parker vs Jack Massey Tips
Parker has a massive advantage in height and weight. The advantage should serve him well against Massey in Manchester. While he is undersized compared to Parker, Massey is light on his feet in the ring. His ability to move around the ring and elude Parker could help him. Parker could tire chasing Massey around.
Massey is a tireless worker and accumulates a high volume of punches. He leads with his left hand, which provides a strong jab that is used often, but it leaves him up for right hooks from opponents. Massey has been knocked down once and it was controversial. The knockdown led to his only professional boxing defeat, which was due to a decision against Richard Riakporhe.
Parker is a former world boxing champion. His defeats have all come against opponents at the highest level of boxing. Anthony Joshua, Dillian Whyte, and Joe Joyce are the fantastic fighters to defeat Parker.
Massey goes into the fight without a warm-up match in the heavyweight division. He is going in cold against a former world champion. Parker is far too powerful for Massey and should win this fight. In addition, Massey’s time away from the ring could lead to plenty of rust on Saturday. Our betting tips prediction is for Parker to win. Parker is 6/4 to win by decision and Massey could move around enough to take this fight to the judges.