By Luke Gardener, courtesy of The Daily Star
ANTHONY JOSHUA is an ‘absolute monster of a man’ and will put on a great boxing spectacle with Joseph Parker this weekend.
That’s the opinion of David Haye who believes the undefeated Brit will be very difficult to beat.
The former world champion has been letting Parker use his London-based gym ahead of the fight in Cardiff on Saturday.
"Everybody has an idea, everybody is confident that they have the key to beat Anthony Joshua, and every single person who has tried, has ended up unconscious," Haye told Sky Sports ahead of the mega fight.
"Twenty fights, twenty knockouts, and every single person going into the fight - they believed they had the key.
"He can't take a punch, or I'm too fast, or he's too slow. Everyone has got a reason why they believe they are going to win, but he seems to have the solutions, the answers to everybody, including Wladimir Klitschko, who once again said that he's got too much experience.
"When he lands his right hand he'll knock him out. It didn't happen. It landed, he put Joshua down. Joshua was able to get back up and show great recovery skills to come back and force an 11th-round stoppage.
"It's easy to say that from the outside, but when you're in there, Anthony Joshua is an absolute monster of a man. The reality of Anthony Joshua, once he starts punching the face, gets real pretty quick."
Haye also opened up on Parker and his preparations for the bout against Joshua and he thinks it is going to be a classic boxing bout.
"I've seen Joseph Parker in preparation for this huge, huge night at the weekend with Joshua, arguably the No 1 in the division," he explained.
"He seems cool, he seems calm, he seems focused. His weight looks good, his team are very comfortable. The gym is two minutes away.
"Everything behind the scenes in Team Parker seems calm, seems confident, and I'm expecting a very, very good fight."
Starsport will bring you complete coverage of Joshua vs Parker on Saturday evening with all the reaction to follow afterwards from the unification fight. Joshua vs Parker will be shown on Sky Box Office.