Parker took a short break from his preparation on Friday, to spar with Luna Rossa co-helmsman Jimmy Spithill, to help promote the fight.
There was no clear winner in that contest, but the 29-year-old is looking for a definitive result when he takes on Fa at Spark Arena.
Parker is the red hot favorite to win the fight and says he’s expecting Fa to hit the canvas at some point.
“I know what I can do. I’m not one of those guys who can predict what’s going to happen, but I know if I go in there, let my hands go and throw combinations, that I can do a lot of damage and he’s going to be on the receiving end of that.”
The former WBO heavyweight champion of the world has an impressive 27-2 record, but he’ll be putting his reputation and future earning potential on the line when he steps into the ring against Fa.
It will be the first time he’ll have fought a Kiwi since he defeated Afa Tatupu at Trusts Arena in 2013 and it’s not just because of that which gives this fight a unique feel.
“This fight feels different in the sense that it wasn’t really a fight we were looking at,” Parker said.
“But with everything that happened with Covid, it was the only option.
“But it’s great that we’re both ranked in the top 10 in the world Parker vs Fa live not far from each other.