Anthony Joshua makes shocking prediction on Dillian Whyte versus Joseph Parker

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Saturday, June 9th, 2018 | 0

Anthony Joshua is pretty good at predicting the outcome of the bouts. After all, he’s twice won bets in recent times. But, his latest forecast is quite surprising.

Joshua, the reigning IBF, IBO, WBA and WBO heavyweight champion, has backed Dillian Whyte to beat Joseph Parker; and here’s the catch: by a knockout.

It’s a bold prediction, given the fact that Parker has never been knocked down or stopped in his entire career. Even Joshua, who has stopped Whyte and former kingpin Wladimir Klitschko, couldn’t knock the New Zealander out.

“Very, very, very good fight,” Joshua told Sky Sports in an exclusive chat. “If you ask who I’m backing, I’m going with Dillian, and I’m going by knockout as well.

He added: “I feel like Dillian ain’t got nothing to lose. He’s been screaming out world champions, saying he wants to fight here, he wants to fight there, and I feel like he wants to prove himself.”

How could Whyte do what Joshua couldn’t do to Parker?

Well, the 2012 Olympic champion believes he was setting up a unification fight with WBC holder Deontay Wilder, while his former amateur foe has nothing to lose against Parker.

“Parker is strong, Parker can take a shot, but I feel like in my fight, he was on the back foot and I boxed clever, because I’m trying to set up the big fight with Wilder, so I wanted to box clever, so I could secure the next one, without taking no risks,” he said.

“But I feel like Dillian has got nothing to lose, everything to gain. He’s going to go in there guns blazing and try and knockout Parker ASAP, secure the win, and get that world title shot.”

Whyte and Joshua are scheduled enter the ring at the O2 Arena in London come July 28.

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