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Promoter Will Advise Parker To Avoid Steroid Claims on Joshua

David Higgins, promoter for WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker, was shocked to hear that his boxer called IBF, WBA, IBO world champion Anthony Joshua the "king of steroids."

On Sunday it was officially announced that Joshua and Parker would collide on March 31, at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales.

On a recent program, Joshua and the host poked fun at Parker's physical shape - calling him the king of pies.

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Parker hit right back, calling Joshua the "king of steroids" - a reference to the constant rumors that the British superstar's muscular physique may not be natural.

''They call me the king of pies, but I call him the king of steroids," Parker told the Radio Sport Breakfast. "Who knows, if you are that big and that muscly, there's something wrong.

''I have heard word, I have looked at him and I have seen. He has been very close with Klitschko... he has been a reigning champion for a long time.

"So I don't know... it may be true maybe not. I don't know how he will respond... he may be angry or upset at what we have been saying. It's part of the game. I am not accusing him of using steroids, but I am saying it is a possibility. There are a lot of ways you can dodge drug testing."

When Higgins was informed of the statements, he made it clear that he believes Joshua is a clean fighter.

He plans to speak with Parker, advising him to stay away from making those type of statements in the future.

However, Higgins does admit that it's not the first time where someone has made statements that linked Joshua to steroids.

"It wasn't my idea and that just came across my desk. But some people say that," Higgins told Martin Devlin on Radio Sport.

"I don't think Anthony Joshua does steroids. I think he trains very hard to the point of boring. I don't know why [Parker said it]. The advice from myself will be to drop it and stick to the things we know."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by sicko on 01-15-2018

Are they testing? Put it in the contract!

Comment by Boksfan on 01-15-2018

Lol Parker calling others roids users like he himself isn't on PEDs :D

Comment by P4Pdunny on 01-15-2018

they dont want that lawsuit work

Comment by Jkp on 01-15-2018

[QUOTE=lefthooklead;18408356]Lance Armstrong was religiously tested for years... Cash cows get way different treatment. Just look at Floyd. It doesn't matter how many times you are tested if the tests go nowhere. I'm not saying AJ is on anything, but to…

Comment by Jkp on 01-15-2018

[QUOTE=NahMean;18408283]Again PEDS = Performance Enhancing Drug.. I don't see a enhanced performance form AJ, I see a guy that tends to gas so if he's juicing, he's not getting the benefit from it.. People that really take PEDS can go…

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