The dramatic Parker vs Joshua promo: Parker becomes a Māori warrior

Sport 13/03/2018

UK broadcaster Sky has produced a promotional package for the upcoming Joseph Parker fight which depicts the Kiwi-Samoan as a fearsome Māori warrior.

The advert for the pay-per-view of his title unification bout with Briton Anthony Joshua blends pictures of both fighters with classic New Zealand landscapes and a Maori chief, while using digital imaging to transpose Tā moko to Parker's face.

"Devastating forces shake the earth beneath our feet," says the narrator in a dramatic monologue.

"Frightening. No chance of retreat. Two beasts so ferocious they cannot be caged.

"Worlds apart, choose a side. Prepare yourself for forces to collide."

Parker heads to London this weekend from his camp in Las Vegas ahead of his April 1 (NZT) clash with Joshua.