Joshua Embraces Idea of Tyson Fury Walking Parker To The Ring

Anthony Joshua has no issue with British rival Tyson Fury being part of Joseph Parker's ring walk.

WBA, IBF and IBO heavyweight champion Joshua and WBO belt-holder Parker are set for a unification bout at Cardiff's Principality Stadium on March 31 in a hotly anticipated clash.

Joshua (20-0, 20 KOs) and Fury (25-0, 18 KOs) have been trading words for some time - and Fury has a very friendly relationship with Parker (24-0, 18 KOs).


In a recent interview, Fury picked Parker to come away with the upset victory over Joshua.

Parker has read some of Fury's comments on the fight and really appreciates the support.

“I might give him a text and say, ‘Bro, do you want to walk in with me?’, ” Parker told London’s Daily Mail. “He may just walk in with me or he may just sit in the front row and watch the fight. But I know I have a lot of support from Tyson, which is awesome.”

Joshua has no problem with Parker's idea - and actually embraces that possibility because it's only going to add more juice to their event.

"It's good. It brings attention to the sport," Joshua told Sky Sports News about Fury attending his upcoming unification fight against Parker.

"It will be interesting because I am sure Fury will try and do a little tag-team and do a few rounds for him. He's just got that in his locker.

"No matter what he says outwardly, he has a lot of underlying respect for me and that's just as a far as I know but I just take it with a pinch of salt. "I don't take anything from him to heart and if he wants he is welcome to walk to the ring."

Fury, who has been inactive since shocking Wladimir Klitschko with an upset twelve round decision in November 2015, is currently in training for a potential ring return on a date in April. He recently applied to reclaim his license to box from the British Boxing Board of Control.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by sportbuddha on 01-17-2018

Is it WWE all of a sudden, real fighters enter the ring to fight, not to parade around like a show pony fanboying another fighter, it’s a stupid idea from a team desparate for gimmicks instead of just focusing on…

Comment by Andre_parker1 on 01-17-2018

it doesn't matter with fury walking parker to the ring..he can't fight for him..all he'll do is occupy his usual two seats and watch joshua batter parker all around the ring

Comment by _Rexy_ on 01-17-2018

[QUOTE=Trudoe the..;18413634]They are all just hyping this fight plus pre hyping future fights down the road. Nothing bad about it. Its a good idea and will deff add intrigue. AJs response was the right one.[/QUOTE] This. Everyone makes money. Chess…

Comment by Trudoe the.. on 01-17-2018

They are all just hyping this fight plus pre hyping future fights down the road. Nothing bad about it. Its a good idea and will deff add intrigue. AJs response was the right one.

Comment by P4Pdunny on 01-17-2018

like I said, Fury is envious of AJ and whenever AJ is fighting he usually pops up from his hole. Why not go one better and walk with the opponent of AJ? That being said this disdain Fury shows to…

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