Parker's Trainer: My Fighter's Resume is Better Than Joshua's!

By Ryan Burton

Joseph Parker’s (24-0) team is brimming with confidence as they inch their way closer to a heavyweight unification showdown against Anthony Joshua (20-0). Parker’s WBO title and Joshua’s WBA/IBF/IBO titles would all be on the line.

Both sides have made concessions and Parker’s trainer Kevin Barry recently told that they are basically just waiting on Joshua to agree to the deal. The fight would take place in the spring in the UK.

If and when they do meet in the ring, Barry is very confident that his fighter will be able to secure a victory in a fight that he will surely be the underdog.


Barry believes that his man has the better resume and explains why.

"If you look at the resumes of both guys - Joshua, he has two names that really stand out - a 40-year-old Wladimir Klitschko and a 36-year-old Carlos Takam. We know that Klitschko was old and had him down and let's remember two fights before Klitschko  went 12 rounds with Bryant Jennings and couldn't knock him down and yet (Luis) Ortiz had Jennings down 5 times,” Barry told

“In the Carlos Takam fight he had 12 days notice and no sparring. He had no sparring for that fight. We fought Takam on 3.5 months notice. We got the best there was of Takam and he was a year and half younger and now Joshua is a year and half more developed and he made very hard work of Takam.

“Let's go backwards from the Klitschko fight. He had Eric Molina. Why the fuck didn't he fight Takam then? They have had this opportunity to fight Takam ever since we fought him. In fact, a funny story, I remember Joe got a message from Joshua in the dressing room (after the fight) saying, 'Congratulations. I would have knocked him out in one or two rounds'. Well mate he had his opportunity to knock him out on 12 days notice and he couldn't do it (editor’s note the referee stopped the fight in the 11th round with Takam on his feet).”

 Barry laid out Parker’s resume which he feels compares quite favorably to Joshua’s resume.

“Then on Joe's resume you have Takam, (Alexander) Dimitrenko, Andy Ruiz who was 29-0 and Hughie Fury who was so fricken awkward no one else would fight him. We got two guys in there in Takam and Ruiz who were in everybody's top 10. Our resume is better than his," Barry explained.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Jkp on 12-16-2017

[QUOTE=alexguiness;18336146]Parker and his team are so full of sh1t it's embarrassing. Joshua's resume has been very carefully put together by Hearn and he got basically given the IBF title but...he has a great win in Klitsckho and some solid wins…

Comment by ArtyApe on 12-15-2017

[QUOTE=Dr Rassclart;18335439]Were you actually watching the same fight as everyone else, you moronic neanderthal? Takam was gone and I for one don’t want to see fighters taking unecessary punishment.[/QUOTE] I was watching the same fight were you? If you thought…

Comment by alexguiness on 12-15-2017

Parker and his team are so full of sh1t it's embarrassing. Joshua's resume has been very carefully put together by Hearn and he got basically given the IBF title but...he has a great win in Klitsckho and some solid wins…

Comment by Shontae De'marc on 12-15-2017

I like Parker but this is not true. Even an old, rusty, inactive and depleted Wlad trumps anything on his resume. I can't believe some people other than casuals thought that Ruiz win was anything special. It was a miracle…

Comment by USA boxing on 12-15-2017

Joshua is a fairy he's getting put to sleep Parker is gonna deactivate that glass robot

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