Joseph Parker vows to knockout Dillian Whyte quicker than Anthony Joshua ahead of O2 showdown

JOSEPH PARKER has vowed to KO Dillian Whyte quicker than Anthony Joshua did, ahead of their O2 showdown this weekend.

Whyte suffered his only professional loss when he faced rival AJ in 2015, losing via a seventh-round knockout.

 Joseph Parker has vowed to KO Dillian Whyte quicker than AJ did

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Joseph Parker has vowed to KO Dillian Whyte quicker than AJ did

Now, normally quietly-spoken Kiwi Parker is vowing to beat Whyte even more comprehensively than Joshua three years ago.

Parker told Sky Sports: "That's my goal now. What's AJ, seven right? I'm going to knock him out earlier and I'm going to say, 'And what AJ? And what?'

"I think if I knock him out earlier, it will send a statement."

On whether he would confront AJ after the bout, Parker added: "I think just let your performance speak itself.

 Anthony Joshua came out on top against Dillian Whyte in the seventh round

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Anthony Joshua came out on top against Dillian Whyte in the seventh round
 Dillian Whyte lost a breathless encounter against AJ in 2015

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Dillian Whyte lost a breathless encounter against AJ in 2015

"There's no point walking over and going, 'Hey,' you just look like a desperate guy. Just let it pan out."

Parker added Whyte should have no regrets following his exciting clash with Joshua – who himself was stunned in the second-round.

The New Zealander claimed: "I watched that [Joshua-Whyte] fight. "They threw a lot more punches and landed a lot more on each other… a bit more reckless.

"I think he tried his best and I think he went for it, so no regrets."

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JOSEPH PARKER has vowed to KO Dillian Whyte quicker than Anthony Joshua did, ahead of their O2 showdown this weekend.