Parker Says Forget Wilder Fight: I'm Knocking Anthony Joshua Out!

WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker (24-0, 18 KOs) is very confident that IBF, WBA, IBO champion Anthony Joshua (20-0, 20 KOs) will never make it to a unification with WBC Deontay Wilder.

Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn has already begun discussions for a potential unification bout with Wilder - to take place at some point in 2018.

But, Hearn is also negotiating the terms for a unification clash between Joshua and Parker.


Hearn is looking to make Joshua vs. Parker in the first quarter of the year, with the Wilder clash landing in the summer.

Parker is very confident that Wilder will never reach the Wilder clash.

He believes the British star's massive muscular frame will work against him in the fight and create the opportunity for a knockout win.

"I have pictured it in my head, I have pictured fighting Joshua," Parker told BBC Sport. "I imagine the stadium, also I see myself doing very well and knocking him out.

"I respect him as a fighter, what he's done and his power but I see myself beating him. I don't think he can catch me and I see him as a fighter that doesn't move a lot and gets tired fast. The bulk and the muscle will work against him and he won't be able to carry that for twelve rounds."

Parker's promoter, David Higgins, has been speaking with Hearn over the course of the last few days, and says the contest is being targeted for a date in March or April in the United Kingdom.

"Myself and Anthony Joshua's promoter are communicating about the possibility of a unification fight happening," said Higgins.

"I know Anthony Joshua wants to fight Joseph Parker, I know Parker wants to fight Joshua and I know both guys are willing to do it next.

"So it's a matter of Eddie Hearn and I getting our heads together and seeing if we can work out a deal that both sides are happy with."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Dasmius Shinobi on 11-17-2017

[QUOTE=SUBZER0ED;18218272]Does anyone proof read these articles before releasing them? Apparently not! :lol1:[/QUOTE] Believe me, the site of Boxing news 24 is worst. The 90% of the articles have those similar errors.

Comment by Dasmius Shinobi on 11-17-2017

[QUOTE=Damn Wicked;18216742]Bet the house and car on Wilder. You can't lose![/QUOTE] You got that right!

Comment by SUBZER0ED on 11-17-2017

I do agree that Joshua needs to get with a fitness coach and trim down some of his bulk. Too many muscles may slow him down and cause fatigue. .

Comment by SUBZER0ED on 11-17-2017

[QUOTE=Dasmius Shinobi;18216704]"Parker is very confident that Wilder will never reach the Wilder clash". I am curious to see a fight with Wilder vs Wilder. That is a helluva of a fight to behold. 50/50. The Alabama Baptism KO, Baby!!!:usa2::unitedsta:usa: :ANYWORD:[/QUOTE]…

Comment by ArtyApe on 11-17-2017

[QUOTE=juggernaut666;18218196]So are you saying the announcers also mentioning Parker stamina issues during the Takam fight were also lying ? lol I know you guys watch fights with beer goggles on around here and if you think a 250 pound fighter…

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