Boxing: Joseph Parker holds 14kg weight advantage over Jack Massey for heavyweight clash

A leaner and meaner Kiwi Joseph Parker has tipped the scales at 112kg for Sunday's heavyweight clash against Brit Jack Massey.

Parker, 31, will return to the ring, as he bids to return to winning ways, after suffering his first knockout loss last September, when he was beaten by Joe Joyce.

As both fighters weighed in for the bout - broadcast live and free-to-air on Three and ThreeNow - the Kiwi has a significant advantage over his opponent.

Parker's 112kg weight gives him a huge 14kg over Massey, who registered at 98kg. The Kiwi is noticeably lighter than he was against Joyce, when he reached a career-heaviest 115.84kg.

"We had a great camp," said Parker. "I'm feeling in great shape.

"I'm going to be fast, I'm going to be mobile and he's going to get it.

"Going into every fight, you want to win. I'm going to follow the plan, have fun and punch his face - that's what I'm going to do."

Aside from weight, Parker also holds a height  advantage over Massey - 1.93m v 1.88m - and reach of 188cm to 187cm.

Joseph Parker and Jack Massey.
Joseph Parker and Jack Massey. Photo credit: Getty Images

Massey will step up to the heavyweight ranks for the first time in his career, after accumulating an impressive 20-1 record fighting as a cruiserweight.

Watch Parker v Massey live on free-to-air on Three and ThreeNow, or join Newshub for live updates from 7am Sunday