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Joshua and Parker set for world heavyweight clash

16 January 2018

Anthony Joshua, moving toward the possibility of becoming the first unified heavyweight champion since countryman Lennox Lewis, agreed on Sunday to fight Joseph Parker on March 31 in Cardiff, Wales.

"The first was the European championships when only two weeks before I had been called back into the [Great Britain amateur] programme because I was banned from the GB team".

In November, before the fight had been agreed, the Parker camp released a video which showed Joshua being knocked down during his amateur days, as well as clips from former sparring partners claiming they had floored him. I came out of a police cell the day before and went up there to spar.

"He may just walk in with me or he may just sit in the front and watch the fight".

"With Klitschko, all them times, it taught me it will take more than a human to stop me from where I'm destined to be".

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The Watford-born fighter already holds the WBA, IBO and IBF titles, but he needs Parker's WBO title and Deontay Wilder's WBC title to complete the collection. I'm not going to use it as an excuse, but David Price is a puncher, and lack of experience. "A couple of months ago I heard him say "why should I be anxious about this little kid from New Zealand"?"

Parker, a powerful puncher with a rigid chin, said he is eager to land a heavy shot on Joshua, who was dropped by Klitschko in the April bout that many consider the favorite to earn 2017 fight of the year.

"In tennis or F1, the media and the pundits analyse each other's strengths and weaknesses".

"It came as a bit of a surprise when we started pointing out what we saw as chinks in Anthony Joshua's armour".

"There seems to be shock that we dare speak about things. It was statement of fact".

Joshua and Parker set for world heavyweight clash