Parker Promoter To Hearn: Worry About Joshua's Chin, Not Presser!

David Higgins, promoter for WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker, has fired back at Eddie Hearn, promoter for IBF, IBO WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua.

Parker and Higgins held a press conference with the media in Auckland, where they dared Joshua to accept what they called their "final bottom-line" of a 65-35 split in the British boxer's favor.

They showed the media in attendance a video - put together by Duco - where numerous fighters claimed to have dropped Joshua in sparring and the amateurs, and they also showed footage of Joshua getting shook up in several of his recent pro fights.


Team Parker said it was strong evidence to back their position that Joshua has a "glass chin."

Hearn, who hopes the two sides can reach an agreement, felt the presser did very little to boost the value of Parker or the boxer's marketability for a Joshua unification.

"You've got to love this David Higgins - he is absolutely off his swede," Hearn exclusively told Sky Sports.

"We are getting closer on a deal, but holding a press conference in a broom cupboard with a promotional video that looks like it's been done by my eight-year-old daughter is not the one, in terms of justifying your commercial value. Negotiations are ongoing and we are hoping a deal can be reached."

But Higgins believes the press conference is the least of Hearn's worries.

The New Zealand promoter has cautioned Hearn to place his worries on the chin of Joshua.

"What Eddie should be worried about it is Joshua's chin, not our press conference. It's pathetic," Higgins told Sky Sports.

"Parker is unbeaten, he's a world champion, and he deserves 35 per cent. They will pay us 35 per cent and not one per cent less, or we'll take another fight, and we might lose, and they might fight [WBC champion Deontay] Wilder. So be the case.

"But I tell you this, Joseph Parker, his family, the trainer and me, we are united and we are adamant that's the deal. Let's make the fight. If you actually watched the press conference, what we said was correct, serious, and pure fact. Joseph Parker, his family, the trainer and me, we are united and we are adamant that's the deal. Let's make the fight."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ArtyApe on 11-24-2017

[QUOTE=SUBZER0ED;18237343]Gassed? Yeah, you need to get your eyes checked, bro. Joshua was on the attack and staggered Takam seconds before the stoppage. Carlos slipped a punch or two, but he was also getting caught. It was only going to get…

Comment by SUBZER0ED on 11-24-2017

[QUOTE=ArtyApe;18232433]You mean 10th round Aj looks gassed better add the stoppage now. Man did you watch that fight or "ko" lol. Takam was still a live dog and wasn't even being hit clean when the stoppage came.[/QUOTE] Gassed? Yeah, you…

Comment by ArtyApe on 11-23-2017

[QUOTE=SUBZER0ED;18231284]6' 1" is a midget? How tall are you? Takam is a tough customer, who had only been stopped once before by Povetkin. And I seem to recall he suffered a 10th round stoppage against Joshua.[/QUOTE] You mean 10th round…

Comment by Jkp on 11-23-2017

[QUOTE=Scipio2009;18231912]In what world does a mandatory get 30% of the pot? Having the cudgel of a champion having to fight you or be stripped undergirds that value, but not to 30%. Joshua doesn't have to fight Parker, Parker brings nothing…

Comment by Scipio2009 on 11-22-2017

[QUOTE=Jkp;18230837]Bum mandatories with no strap get 30%. Parker clearly worth more than a bum mandatory. No one wants to see Whyte/Miller fighting AJ. This just sounds like you are a fan boy trying to protect your paper champ AJ from…

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