Parker: If I'm The King of Pies, Then Joshua is The King of Steroids!

After getting annoyed with a recent insult, Joseph Parker has come firing back at Anthony Joshua.

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

Parker will stake the WBO world title he captured in late 2016, while Joshua is going to put up his WBA, IBO, IBF belts. Both of their undefeated records will also be on the line.


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

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."

Parker (24-0, 18 KOs) later would state that he's accusing Joshua (20-0, 20 KOs) of actually using steroids, but also left the door open for those allegations to be true.

''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," Parker said.

"A couple of months ago, I heard him say: 'Why should I be worried about this little kid from New Zealand?' Well, now he's about to find out and the world is about to find out whether AJ can really take a punch."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Stuntman Mike on 01-25-2018

[QUOTE=DuckAdonis;18409045]Why would he be on Roids then if it doesnt enhance his performance, but actually makes it worse, him having more muscle makes him gass out more... im sure that if he was on roids he'd take the ones that…

Comment by FeFist on 01-16-2018

He is roiding. It's not possible to sustain that physique whilst going through the training required for a boxer. Common sense should tell people that. Like you would have to dedicate your life into having a build like that. You…

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 01-16-2018

Quote: Originally Posted by PunchyPotorff View Post Steroid users always seem to get caught, yet Joshua hasn't after some years in the ring professionally. [B]Maybe he just has a better physique? I don't know.[/B] All I know is, I'd be…

Comment by alexguiness on 01-16-2018

[QUOTE=DuckAdonis;18409045]Why would he be on Roids then if it doesnt enhance his performance, but actually makes it worse, him having more muscle makes him gass out more... im sure that if he was on roids he'd take the ones that…

Comment by Tobi.G on 01-15-2018

[QUOTE=aboutfkntime;18408094]on the subject of trash talk..... evaluating Joshua..... he is a beast, but he is not perfect..... not by a long shot..... gonna be real interesting to see how he develops could be wrong.... but I think that one of…

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