What Joseph Parker has said of Anthony Joshua’s power is shocking

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Thursday, June 21st, 2018 | 0

While Anthony Joshua is highly considered to be the biggest puncher today, Joseph Parker doesn’t think so.

Joshua and Parker had locked horns in a heavyweight unification earlier this year, with the Briton going on to win by unanimous decision.

This was the first time Joshua had been taken to the distance, having stopped all of his previous 20 opponents that included high-profile names like Wladimir Klitschko and Dillian Whyte.

“From the fight that we had in the 12 rounds, there wasn’t anything big that caught me so I can’t really judge his power but I have been hit harder by other fighters,” Parker, who is known for his strong chin, told BoxingScene.

“Probably he would have had to hit me flush to really be able to judge.”

The former WBO champion also agreed there were chinks in his armory as he vowed to rectify them if ever a rematch takes place.

“During the fight I thought everything went well but now that we have had time to sit down and watch the fight there are a few things we want to change up and a few things we think we can improve on if we get to fight him in the future,” he said.

Notably, Joshua had claimed that the reason he didn’t go for the kill against Parker was because he was setting up a potential duel with WBC holder Deontay Wilder.

“Looking back at my last fight, I lost it in that fight because I was so focused on just boxing performance – hit, don’t get hit and control the fight – and there were times in there where I thought, ‘Ah, let me explode on this guy,’” Joshua had said.

“Then [I thought], ‘Woah, woah, I have to think about Wilder next, let me get back to doing what I’m doing’ and in a way it was good, because now when Wilder steps up, I’m going to take it to him hard.”

Meanwhile, Parker is scheduled to fight on July 28 against Whyte, who, too, has tasted defeat only at the hands of Joshua.





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