Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Tupou's Right Hand Causes Concern

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Tupou's Right Hand Causes Concern

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Byline: Patrick McKendry

JOSEPH Parker's one area of vulnerability -- a susceptibility to the overhand right -- is likely to be tested to the fullest in his next fight by Bowie Tupou.

Tupou, a Tongan Australian of considerable size and strength, is said to have gone from 140kg to a little over 120kg in preparation for the fight in Invercargill on August 1, but in training with the renowned Jeff Fenech he is unlikely to have lost any of his power.

The overhand right happens to be his favourite punch -- he knocked over American Bryant Jennings with it -- and Parker has been tagged by it by Marcelo Luiz Nascimento, Sherman Williams, and even Yakup Saglam, whom he knocked out in the second round of his last fight in Palmerston North last month.

Trainer Kevin Barry said: "It's something that I'm genuinely concerned about. It's been an Achilles heel for us for a while now and it's something we have religiously made part of our training programme since I've been working with Joe. …

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