JOSEPH PARKER hopes he has the ultimate weapon in his corner for the Derek Chisora rematch in Tyson Fury.
The New Zealand heavyweight has been training with the WBC king ahead of his December 18 clash in Manchester.
Parker won their first fight in May on a split decision – a result that left Chisora feeling he had been robbed.
The Brixton banger had floored Parker after just SEVEN SECONDS of the first round, and stood toe-to-toe with the former WBA champ.
But it was Parker who came out victorious on the scorecards.
But this time out the 29-year-old is aiming to take the decision out of the judges' hands and secure a stoppage win.
And gruelling sessions with the Gypsy King seem to have given Parker renewed hunger heading into the scrap.
Speaking to Sporting News, the Auckland-born banger said: “We are having fun everyday but, in the sessions, I’m telling you, they're the hardest sessions I’ve ever done in my whole life. It’s no joke.
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“There’s a thing that we do called ‘f*** ‘em up Fridays’. It’s 15 rounds of different workouts, punching the bag, combinations, punching the pads, doing burpees, doing step-ups, push-ups.
"And I’m telling you, it’s the hardest workout I’ve ever done in my whole life.
“But it’s fun. We have fun before, we have fun after, we have fun throughout the day but when it’s time to work, it’s time to work.
“It’s a great environment to be in because you have top fighters all preparing for big fights ahead and we’re all putting in the work, we’re all pushing each other and I’ve never been involved in a team like this before.
“There’s no chance of taking it easy in a session or punching a bag lightly because everyone’s watching. You can’t cheat, you can’t run away, you can’t hide, you have to put in the work.”
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Parker is given the 'medicine ball treatment' by Fury – that sees the 6ft 9in, 19st 11lb monster smash the gym equipment into Parker's abs.
Tyson famously used this training on brother Tommy before the Love Islander pulled out of his fight against Logan Paul with a chest infection and broken rib.
The Southern Hemisphere scrapper also joins Tyson and his dad John for runs along Morecambe Bay, as well as more rigorous treks up the Lancashire hills.
And he will be hoping it has trained him for the war Chisora will look to bring when the two collide in four days time.
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