Zach Parker looks good in latest KO win
Following his latest prizefight, super middleweight Zach Parker (21-0, 15 KO’s) retained his flawless record. Not only that, he extended his consecutive KO streak to four with his first round stoppage of Sherzod “Sher” Khusanov (22-3-1, 10 KO’s). This was more impressive since Khusanov had never previously been stopped within the distance.
Super middleweight fighter Parker is presently ranked #1 (WBO), #13 (IBF) and #14 (WBC). With these standings, he is technically in a strategic position to press for a dustup with WBA Super, WBC and WBO 168-pound champion Canelo Alvarez. Yet, given the tremendous popularity of Alvarez and his current mission to gobble up all the belts, it’s very unlikely that Parker is on his radar. Perhaps, to get his name out a bit more, Parker will stage a fight on US soil. Outside of two bouts in Germany, the undefeated boxer has only fought in his native UK.
As for Sherzod Khusanov, the future looks exceedingly gloomy. He already was entering the bout coming in off a loss and he is now 1-3 in his last four contests.
In all honesty, there was not a great deal to report with this bout. The fight was undergoing the typical feel-out progression for the majority of the first round. Then in the final twenty seconds, Parker sank a dagger-like hook deep into Khusanov’s belly. A great deal of the time, debilitating body shots have a delayed reaction, yet this was not the case here. As soon as the punch folded his stomach over, Khusanov took a knee like he was proposing to Parker. Sher would remain on his knee for the entire ten count, ending the bout in the premiere round.
By: Bakari Simpson