5 May 2017

Parker splurges on $10,000 uniform for WBO fight

4:43 pm on 5 May 2017

Joseph Parker is hoping a fancy new bedazzled uniform will help him win his WBO heavyweight title defence tomorrow.

Joseph Parker with his new $10,000 uniform.

New Zealand boxer Joseph Parker Photo: supplied/Duco

The New Zealand boxer got robe and shorts worth $10,000 made in the UK but they only arrived today after being stuck in customs.

"We were a bit nervous it would get stuck and not get here on time, now we have it, I feel good. I've tried it on, everything fits good.

"When you put it on and you look flash, you're going to fight flash, If you fight flash, you're going to be dominant, and when you're dominant, explosive!"

Parker is taking on Romanian fighter Razvan Cojanu, who is ranked 14th in the WBO world heavyweight division.

He said he was excited to wear the uniform, which was made by Fight Label.

"They're the ones who do [Anthony] Joshua's uniform and other big fighters like Amir Khan and so on. So I feel, well, Taylor Barry was able to find them, and get in contact, and now I feel this uniform is next level."