Zach Parker believes that undisputed super-middleweight champion, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez” is very much on the slide and is there to be beaten as Parker faces John Ryder for an opportunity to face Canelo on Saturday at the O2 Arena, London. The pairing will contest the WBO interim super-middleweight title and Ryder on paper is slated as the toughest test of Parker’s unbeaten campaign to date.
However Parker is confident that he can beat Canelo suggesting that the Dmirty Bivol defeat and a lacklusture outing against Gennady Golovkin indicates that the opportunity to strike against the Mexican is sooner rather then later.
"You just need the right style against him," Parker told BBC Sport. "You need to be big enough and have power to keep him off you."
"He's on a downward spiral at the minute," Parker said. "I think he's there to be beat.
"He lost to Bivol and he didn't looking amazing against an old Golovkin.
"I'm buzzing to get a world title and it adds that extra bit with Canelo. That's the sort of fights you want to be in boxing for.
"He's not just one of the best boxers out there, but you get a lot of money from that fight which will provide for my family."