Kiwi heavyweight Joseph Parker is confident and calm ahead of tonight's bout against German fighter Yakup Saglam in Palmerston North.
The 23-year-old Parker and training partner Izu Ugonoh looked very cool and relaxed ahead of their fight at Arena Manawatu goofing around with their trainers Kevin Barry and Bryan Barry inside the ring.
"I feel very relaxed," said Parker.
"I'm definitely looking forward to tonight getting into the ring and doing the business.
"I'm just here at the stadium checking out the venue and I am happy with everything," he said.
Parker's trainer Kevin Barry spoke about his fighter's progression and how Parker and Ugonoh have both helped each other's fighting game.
"I think the combination of the two together have helped each other become better fighters," said Barry.
"Well Izu and Joe are great friends and they have brought the best out of each other.
"Izu has been able to challenge Joe not only in training but also in sparring," he said.
Parker is expected to enter the ring around 10.30 tonight.