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Parker Regrets Making Steroid Comments About Anthony Joshua

WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker (24-0, 18 KOs) is regretting some of the recent statements that he made with respect to IBF, WBA, IBO world champion Anthony Joshua (20-0, 20 KOs).

Parker, annoyed by some of the British superstar's trash talk, called Joshua the "king of steroids."

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

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

In response to that verbal jab, Parker erupted and called 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. 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's own promoter, David Higgins, was shocked at those comments - and made it clear that he personally views Joshua as a clean fighter.

"It wasn't my idea [to make those statements] and that just came across my desk. But some people say that," Higgins told Martin Devlin on Radio Sport.

"I don't think Anthony Joshua does steroids. I think he trains very hard to the point of boring. I don't know why [Parker said it]. The advice from myself will be to drop it and stick to the things we know."

Parker has since gone to social media and admitted that he likely overstepped by making such a statement in public.

"Bit too far with that one. Shouldn't have said it. Will fix that up at some stage," Parker stated on social media.

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

[QUOTE=D4thincarnation;18414292]What was the PED he was taking. Sharapova also claimed he was for a medical condition[/QUOTE] The crazy thing is, the drink Whyte took was banned because it was harmful to use it, not because gave you unfair advantages in…

Comment by D4thincarnation on 01-17-2018

[QUOTE=kafkod;18414273]Dillian Whyte admitted his guilt too and appealed on the grounds of not knowing he was breaking the rules, just like Sharapova did. She got a 2 year ban reduced to 15 months, Whyte had to do the full 2…

Comment by kafkod on 01-17-2018

[QUOTE=D4thincarnation;18413791]An athlete is responsible for what he puts in his body. Sharapova got banned for the same thing. At least she manned up and admitted her guilt.[/QUOTE] Dillian Whyte admitted his guilt too and appealed on the grounds of not…

Comment by D4thincarnation on 01-17-2018

[QUOTE=kafkod;18413401]EPO, HGH and roids are all used [B]deliberately[/B] and [B]secretly[/B] and [B]systematically[/B] to cheat opponents. Whyte drank an energy shake he bought over the counter from a licensed supplier without knowing that one of the ingredients had been put on…

Comment by kafkod on 01-17-2018

[QUOTE=D4thincarnation;18412280]Still have to feed them? Do you think EPO and HGH are OK to take, neither are roids?[/QUOTE] EPO, HGH and roids are all used [B]deliberately[/B] and [B]secretly[/B] and [B]systematically[/B] to cheat opponents. Whyte drank an energy shake he bought…

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