Zach Parker. Photograph courtesy of Workforce Sauerland
British tremendous middleweight standout Zach Parker dropped Marcus Morrison 3 times en path to a powerful fourth-round stoppage on the Utilita Area in Birmingham on Saturday.
The naturally larger Parker (22-0, 16 KOs) appeared to impose himself in opposition to Morrison (24-5, 16 KOs) within the opening spherical. It paid off with simply over a minute gone within the second spherical when he damage Morrison with a left to the physique and dropped him with a proper hand to the physique that looped across the guard of his opponent.
Morrison recovered however was on the canvas for the second time, once more by a proper hand to the physique, with simply over 30 seconds left within the spherical. The Manchester artificial it to his ft and accomplished the spherical.
Parker dictated the motion within the third with fast combos typically strolling Morrison backwards. Morrison, who went 10-rounds in a dropping effort to Chris Eubank Jr. in Could, did handle to land a proper hand nevertheless it didn’t transfer Parker, who continued to press stroll his rival down.
The 27-year-old from Derby damage Morrison and dropped him with one other physique shot early within the spherical. Morrison’s coach, Joe Gallagher, appeared poised to throw within the towel however Morrison jumped to his ft and needed to proceed. Parker was ruthlessly environment friendly, pinning Morrison on the ropes and raining punches on his helpless bloodied opponent till referee Bob Williams jumped in at 2:51 to finish proceedings.
Afterwards Parker, who’s the WBO’s No. 1 contender, stated he made an announcement by changing into the primary man to cease Morrison and admitted he has his eye on the winner of Canelo Alvarez-Caleb Plant later immediately in addition to a home rival.
“Too large, too robust for these tremendous middleweights,” stated Parker. “I need Canelo to win, if Plant wins there’s going to be rematch. I need Canelo subsequent; I’ve been obligatory for 2 years now. If Canelo wins tonight and doesn’t need it, I need Chris Eubank, cease being a s__thouse. Let’s have it.
“The British followers need me to wipe [Eubank] out, whoever will get on this ring, I’m going to wipe out. We’re going proper to the highest.”
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