Kiwi Joseph Parker concedes his career is at a “make or break” point, as he prepares to step into the ring against Faiga Opelu in Melbourne on Wednesday.
With his career record now at 31 victories and three defeats, the 31-year-old knows exactly what another loss would mean for him.
“There’s no progressing, and no climbing the ladder if you lose this fight,” he told Newshub.
“If you lose this fight, it’s goodbye Joe – the end of your career.
“Every fight is a risky fight, and every fight is must win.”
After two years of fighting out of the UK, Wednesday will see Parker step into the ring in Australia for the first time
Watch the video above for the full interview.