Joshua, Parker in heavyweight unification bout

New Zealand heavyweight boxer Joseph Parker has looked out of character as the bad guy in the heavyweight divisions

SPORT New Zealand heavyweight boxer Joseph Parker has looked out of character as the bad guy in the heavyweight divisions latest pantomime

In recent months Parker's promoter David Higgins has stoked the fires by accusing Joshua of having a weak chin and getting knocked down on a number of occasions.

His fearsome opponent is coming into this fight on the back of a stoppage win over Carlos Takam in October, who Parker too brushed aside back in 2016.

"Now it's about making history".

Joshua said it was an honour to be on the stage with another world champion and he will be in peak physical condition to handle any tactics thrown at him by the smaller but quicker Parker. "In terms of facts, I am willing to go through the storm". I feel personally a lot of people forget that simple fact, some heavyweights are bigger punchers then others but unlike nearly all of the divisions in boxing, every heavyweight can finish a fight with one punch. I like to study but I'm more interested in how I am developing.

RINGSIDE seats to watch Antony Joshua take on Joseph Parker will cost fans £2,000.

"Now he is rattled and angry and that will bring out the best of him in the fight".

"The focus is to win". That's when I learnt not to walk with sight, because when you're tired you don't know where you are, I walk with faith in this journey.




Fury built up an unlikely relationship with Parker when he defeated Fury's cousin in his WBO defence past year, Parker suggested that Fury could be involved in the ring walk in Cardiff and Joshua stated that the "gypsy king" would be "welcome" in the ring.

He said: "It's great to be back in London, I love the food and the people".

All of the belts were on show as boxing champs Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker met in person to announce their title unification fight. I think we did [get under his skin].

Hearn also weighed in, challenging Higgins to repeat claims about Joshua "face to face". I heard you all saying someone is getting knocked out in this fight, either me or him.

"I might give him a text and say: 'Bro do you want to walk in with me?'", Parker told the Daily Mail.

"That's what I learned: not to walk with sight, because when you're tired you don't know where you are, I learned to walk with faith in this journey". He documents the daily struggles his relatives face in post-Gaddafi Libya and discusses his time in Iran, including that famous hat-trick in the Tehran derby with Persepolis.

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