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Parker: If Joshua, Hearn Looking Past Me - They Will Get a Surprise!

WBO heavyweight world champion Joseph Parker (24-0, 18 KOs), 26-years-old, will face Anthony Joshua (20-0, 20 KOs) in a unification bout for the British superstar's IBF, IBO and WBA crowns at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on March 31.

Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn stated at a press conference earlier in the week that the 28-year-old's camp is in discussions to organise a fight in the United States against Jarrell Miller in August.

Even though Hearn said they weren't looking past the WBO champion, Parker thinks otherwise.

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"I think they might be looking past me, but it's part of [Hearn's] job to look at future fights," Parker told ESPN.

"But it might be too early to start looking, as there is still a fight in front of them."

However, Parker says despite reports that Joshua is already looking at future opponents, he's convinced he's being taken seriously.

"They see this as a great fight that can go either way. I am the underdog. People think that he will blast me out in a few rounds, but I think it will be a lot better fight than people think it will be.

"My focus is myself and my training. If they are looking past me, they will be in for a surprise."

Parker has been preparing for the fight in Las Vegas alongside trainer Kevin Barry and has been taking part in three training sessions every day.

On Thursday, Parker uploaded a video to social media of him sparring with Barry in the ring, and he says he's pleased with how training is coming along ahead of the highly anticipated fight.

"Training is going great. Every day of training we're getting good work in. I'm lean, feeling sharp, feeling strong, and training is going wonderful," he explained.

"We've added a few things which we feel will benefit us for this camp and how we feel come fight time.

"So I think this camp is a lot better than any other camp we've had before."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Karoriori on 02-23-2018

[QUOTE=jonnyc420;18510022]Lol just more wishful thinking from from a salty Wildher fan. Calling AJ a juicer is their only defense, yet AJ has never failed a test and is randomly tested by VADA. Just need their loaded excuse for when AJ…

Comment by P4Pdunny on 02-23-2018

I doubt Josh taking this lightly

Comment by pollywog on 02-23-2018

[QUOTE=micky1971;18510685]Woooooo! A surprise! Wonder what it’s going to be? Is it someone’s birthday? Or maybe it’s just socks.....and a soap on a rope.[/QUOTE] A straight right and an uppercut.

Comment by Akutalee on 02-23-2018

Wilder and Parker just open their mouth here and there very annoying

Comment by BigZ44 on 02-23-2018

Eddie might be, but I doubt Joshua is. Parker has skills and looked like a real threat on his way up, but hasn't been the same since Takam took him into deep waters. Barely slipped by Ruiz, couldn't put away…

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