Queensbury Super Middleweight Rossco Parker say’s there will be no complacency this time around, when he returns to action on Saturday March 15th for his London homecoming at the iconic Alexandra Palace.
Parker, 36, will take on previous conqueror Artur Gorka in a mouth-watering sequel to their epic 2012 encounter which ended with the Lewisham man coming off second best to the powerful Polish fighter, and this time around Parker has promised to give Gorka his full respect when the pair reacquaint themselves on the undercard of the aptly named Capital Shakedown promotion.
After enjoying mixed fortunes since entering the league back in 2012, Parker has set his sights on putting in the performance of his league career when he competes on the shows biggest night of all time, and feels confident that the result against Gorka this time around will be a very different outcome.
“ Looking back at the first fight against Gorka I was really surprised at just how strong he was, and to be honest he took me by surprise as I was just too complacent about winning that fight, comment Parker.
“This time around I will be giving him my full respect and I’m coming into the rematch with a very different mindset knowing exactly what he brings to the contest so I know you will see a completely different animal in the ring on the night”
“Training wise I’ve started my preparation just after Christmas so there will be no mistakes in doing the weight, and tactically I’m not looking at just going in their and trying to steamroller him, I need to perform so much better and use my boxing skills to get the result.
Since Parkers first clash with Gorka the Pole has gone on to claim the competitions Regional Super Middleweight title in a run that has yet to see him taste defeat, but Parker is confident that will count for little in their imminent return.
“We’ve both moved on from our first fight and I’ve kept a close eye on his progress so I know he’s improved, but this time around I’ve got a plan A and plan B for the fight which I did not have last time around so although the respect will be there, I’m going in there to end that undefeated record.
Parker’s rematch with Gorka will take place on Saturday March 15th at the Alexandra Palace in London, and for more information log on to www.alexandrapalace.com