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Parker: Trash Talk Helped Make Fight, But I Feel I Can KO Joshua

WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker (24-0, 18 KOs) admits that he did quite a bit of trash talking in order to secure the upcoming showdown with IBF, IBO, WBA champion Anthony Joshua (20-0, 20 KOs).

The fight is scheduled to take place on March 31 at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales.

The fighters went face to face at their kickoff press conference earlier this week and shook hands.

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Leading up to the fight, Parker and his handlers began an entire campaign about Joshua's chin.

They claim the British superstar has a "glass jaw"and has a "robotic" fighting style.

There was an even a press conference held in New Zealand, by Parker and his team, to discuss the issue of Joshua's "glass" chin.

He believes all of the trash talking led to the fight getting finalized.

"Leading up to the fight and leading up to making a deal we had to say a few things that weren’t really pleasant and not really our character, but it helped make the fight happen. Now the fight is all locked in I think we’ll go back to how we usually are towards opponents, we’re usually a lot more respectful and calmer," Parker told Talk Sport.

"I think he’s a good champion and I see myself as a great champion – that’s the reason why I want to fight him because I see it as a good challenge. We’re both good fighters, and we all want to see who the best on the world is.”

At the same time, Parker is confident that he can knock Joshua out.

He believes that if he gets Joshua in trouble in the same manner that Wladimir Klitschko did last April at Wembley Stadium - the fight will be over.

“To be totally honest, I feel that I can knock him out,” Parker said.

“I feel that if I get him into the same situation Wladimir Klitschko got him into, than I wouldn’t give him a chance. I’ll be relentless and chase him down.

“But the reason why he is a champion is being he is so true hearted as a fighter - he got up off the ground, got back to work and beat up Klitschko and got the win, so I’ve got to respect him for doing that.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MadMark62 on 01-20-2018

[QUOTE=ScottWeiland;18420139]Another sensitive British fan boy, what happened to this site ? You got your underwear in a twist over Higgins saying Joshua is gonna lose too ? I met a few Brit’s during the Joshua Klitschko fight in a resort…

Comment by Sickmerch1990 on 01-20-2018

[QUOTE=USA boxing;18421213]you dumb b*tch learn how to f*cking spell parkers bout to shatter that glass chin[/QUOTE] goin chew your dad off you little american clown joshua will go three him and your boyfreind wilder with ease you s l a…

Comment by P4Pdunny on 01-20-2018

[QUOTE=USA boxing;18421206]You aj fangirls gonna cry when your hero gets knocked tf out[/QUOTE] where does it say i'm AJ's biggest fan, if you don't like the guy - cool but don't quote me talkin sh*t.

Comment by USA boxing on 01-20-2018

[QUOTE=White Willie;18418666][IMG]http://photo.boxingscene.com/uploads/parker-bellew.jpg[/IMG] Either Tony Bellew isn't THAT small, or Joseph Parker is.[/QUOTE] Angles bro have them stand face to face its a different story

Comment by USA boxing on 01-20-2018

[QUOTE=Sickmerch1990;18418632]Think parker does have a good chin but then power punches aj will land gona course serious damage see the ref stopping this by the 8th parker out on his feet[/QUOTE] you dumb b*tch learn how to f*cking spell parkers…

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