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Boxing: A case of deja vu

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Other Sport News | Monday October 7 2013 14:04

Boxing: A case of deja vu

Boxing trainer Kevin Barry's slammed Duco Events for putting out an offer to Sonny Bill Williams for a unification fight against his charge Joseph Parker or Afa Tatapu.

Dean Lonergan has put up an offer of more than a million dollars for Williams to take on the winner of this week's Parker-Tatapu bout.

Barry says Duco did the same thing tempting Francois Botha with a match-up against David Tua if he beat Parker.

He says they're fighting someone who wants to actually fight Parker and it's a case of deja vu.

Kevin Barry says it's his job to have Parker physically and mentally prepared for the fight and his blood boiled a bit at seeing the news stories.

However, a possible reason why promoters are so eager to get Joseph Parker in the ring with Sonny Bill Williams has emerged.

A video has emerged of Williams breaking Parker's nose in sparring a year ago.

New Zealand Professional Boxing Association president Lance Revill has shown a three minute video of the incident.

While many believe Parker would deal to Williams in the ring, Revill says the video evidence is obvious proof it wouldn't be so one-sided.

"Sonny got on top of Joseph Parker, and the sparring was stopped because Joseph looked like he got a broken nose."

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