Watch: 'You can see fear in his eyes' - Joseph Parker full of confidence after drawn out staredown with Hughie Fury

Kiwi heavyweight boxer Joseph Parker is full of confidence heading into his title defence against Hughie Fury on Sunday morning in Manchester after claiming he saw a major weakness while in a staredown with Fury today - fear.

The WBO champion said he saw fear in the Briton's eyes when the pair faced off during today's press conference.

New Zealand heavyweight boxer and WBO world champion Joseph Parker and British heavyweight Hughie Fury during a press conference at Old Trafford football ground in Manchester ahead of their WBO world title fight this weekend. Thursday 21 September 2017. Copyright Image: Dave Thompson / www.photosport.nz
New Zealand heavyweight boxer and WBO world champion Joseph Parker and British heavyweight Hughie Fury during a press conference at Old Trafford football ground in Manchester. Source: Photosport

"You can see fear in his eyes - no fear in my eyes, I'm ready," Parker said.

"He took a big gulp. No thought mate, he's scared."

Kevin Barry drew an applause for Fury after he paid tribute to the heavyweight fighter. Source: 1 NEWS

However, Fury made a bold statement yesterday, saying the fight wouldn't go the distance.

"I believe I'm gonna knock him out," he said.

"I'm super confident."

Parker's trainer is confident ahead of Sunday's WBO title defence in Manchester. Source: 1 NEWS

Both Parker and Fury enter the bout undefeated in their professional careers, with Parker sitting on 23 wins while Fury has 20.

Parker said the British fighter took a big gulp when they faced off at today's press conference. Source: 1 NEWS



Joseph Parker takes part in public training session after Manchester arrival

The Kiwi heavyweight is preparing to take on Hughie Fury on Sunday. Source: 1 NEWS

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'I don't need a referee… I'm gonna knock him out' - cocky Hughie Fury taunts Joseph Parker over referee appointment

British heavyweight Hughie Fury has taunted Joseph Parker, ahead of the pair's WBO title fight in Manchester this Sunday.

After Terry O'Connor was appointed referee of the bout, despite being non-neutral in favour of Fury, the Englishman was replaced by compatriot Marcus McDonnell, with O'Connor shifting to a role as a fight judge.

Fury though, is ignoring the uproar around the officiating appointments, saying that he'll defeat Parker regardless.

"I don't need a referee," Fury said.

"I believe I'm gonna knock him out."

"I'm super confident."

The British fighter is confident he'll defeat the Kiwi heavyweight in Manchester on Sunday. Source: 1 NEWS