Parker: Joshua's Chin is a Weakness; I Can Knock Him Out!

By Keith Idec

Joseph Parker is impressed with the fact that Anthony Joshua has knocked out every opponent he has fought since he turned pro four years ago.

Parker knows he can punch as well, though, and considers Joshua’s suspect chin a weakness he can exploit if they can come to terms for a heavyweight title unification fight. If New Zealand’s Parker (24-0, 18 KOs) gets the chance to battle the British superstar, he is certain he can knock him out.

“It’s a good fight,” Parker told London’s Daily Mail for a story that appeared on its website Friday. “We’re both going to throw a lot of punches, a lot of bombs. I back myself and I feel I can knock him out.”


The 25-year-old Parker pointed to his own reliable chin as one of the foremost reasons for his confidence.

He also watched Wladimir Klitschko drop Joshua (20-0, 20 KOs) in the sixth round of their epic clash April 29 at London’s Wembley Stadium. Ukraine’s Klitschko (64-5, 53 KOs) failed to finish off his younger opponent that night and lost by 11th-round technical knockout.

“I feel I have a good chin and he has been dropped a few times,” said Parker, who also noted that he is being “overlooked” and “underestimated” by Joshua and others. “I’m not saying he’s not a good fighter, but he’s been dropped, so I think there is a bit of weakness I can get on top of and I feel I can KO him.”

Parker hopes to face Joshua in April or May, but the unbeaten WBO champion also told the Daily Mail that he won’t accept anything less than a 65-35 purse split to make that fight happen.

“There is no real time frame,” Parker said. “We’re open to suggestions from their side. We have a date we want to fight on, but they might have a different date. So it’s about finding some common ground and meeting in the middle.”

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by jbpanama on 11-18-2017

[QUOTE=twosweethooks;18220893]Go KO the dude Parker I’m pulling for you[/QUOTE] Be sure to bring your good chin...

Comment by DramaShow on 11-18-2017

parker is trash. people from that part of the world, australia/samoa/new zealand, cant fight, simple as that

Comment by lolasif on 11-18-2017

[QUOTE=Poppo168;18221489]No idea why they don't come to an agreement where if Parker wins he gets 40% and if he loses he gets 20%. If they're both confident in their abilities they'd do that to get the fight made.[/QUOTE] Parker clearly…

Comment by Poppo168 on 11-18-2017

No idea why they don't come to an agreement where if Parker wins he gets 40% and if he loses he gets 20%. If they're both confident in their abilities they'd do that to get the fight made.

Comment by cameltoe on 11-18-2017

Hahaha... Dropped once becomes ‘dropped a few times’ and to be fair, that was a solid right hand that hit AJ absolutely flush, from possibly the hardest right hand in the game. AJ did show very good recovery in getting…

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