Tank driving Zach Parker eyes Canelo Alvarez shot as he predicts explosive upset

British super-middleweight tank Zach Parker believes he can be the first from these shores to finally crush Canelo Alvarez.

The Derbyshire destructor is in the No. 1 spot for the Mexican's WBO crown at 12st.

And he reckons he can achieve what Matthew Hatton, Ryan Rhodes, Amir Khan, Liam Smith, Rocky Fielding, Callum Smith and Billy Joe Saunders failed to do and beat the sport's superstar.

“I am the undefeated one in Britain now and if it came to that fight I know I can give him a lot of problems and that is what I plan to do," said Parker who is unbeaten in 20 fights and has knocked out 14 of his foes.

“He is obviously looking for the Caleb Plant (IBF champion) fight at the moment, but I am here waiting and ready.

“Now I have got the big promoter behind me it should be easier to make and I will do it whenever.

“I have got the worst style for Canelo with being a switch-hitter who can bang with both hands.

“Everyone who fights or spars me says they have never been hit as hard before and Canelo would be in for a rude awakening if we do fight.

“The others who have taken him on use a lot of different shots, but mine is one-shot power.

“I have got power like Deontay Wilder, that one-punch KO sort of power. I can knock anyone out.

“You can't just keep running from Canelo, you've got to hit him and keep him occupied.

“If you don't hit him back and get his respect he will keep just walking you down. That is what he did to Billy Joe and the others in the end and I wouldn't allow it.”

But he is prepared to wait for his chance to take on the pound-for-pound king if he lands an undisputed clash with IBF champion Caleb Plant in September.

That has not stopped Parker eyeing up others in the division he can overrun after he called out some of Britain's biggest names ahead of his July 10 clash at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

And he warmed up for his return to the ring by crushing cars in a tank.

"There are a few out there and I want to be a bigger name in Britain so any of Rocky Fielding, John Ryder, Chris Eubank – any of them,” said Parker, who is promoted by Frank Warren.

“I just want to keep myself out there and be busy.

“Those fights could be made easily and I would win easily as well.

“They wouldn't be able to live with the power.

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“I have knocked out 14 of my opponents and hurt the rest. If you look at the names I've mentioned, none of them are big punchers and are all little pot-shotters who I am sure I could overpower.

“Now I have turned 27 I am coming into my prime so it is the right time for me to get these big fights.

“With Frank and all my team behind me that is what we are going to do. We will take it a fight at a time, but hopefully the big ones get made soon.”

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