Anthony Joshua will choke against Joseph Parker, says David Higgins

Ruben Hill
January 13, 2018

Warren and Matchroom boss Eddie Hearn - who now makes AJ's fights and has a Sky Sports deal - are at loggerheads, making a fight between the two a negotiating nightmare - in theory.

"We might get Parker on a plane this weekend and all being well, hopefully we can announce the fight next week".

Parker is readying to fly to London for what is shaping to be an explosive first-up face-to-face meeting. The big Brit isn't happy, according to his boss.

"My man David Higgins - he's a bit nuts, David Higgins, but he's a good guy", Hearn told IFL.TV. Warren said. "BT Sport and Sky Sports could share it, or who ever comes up with the right money gets it".

"We feel otherwise. You're going to see a lot of fireworks this press conference".

"We are prepared to sit down and make that fight now with Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua is as well, because he called me straight after Tyson was texting him the other day".

British boxing star Anthony Joshua hasn't been happy with the taunts coming from Joseph Parker
GETTY IMAGES British boxing star Anthony Joshua hasn't been happy with the taunts coming from Joseph Parker

The Duco Events boss says Parker has a mental edge over Joshua.

"This could be the first time we've seen the switch of Anthony Joshua, and I'm excited to see it".

Reports suggest the fight will take place on March 31 at Cardiff's Principality Stadium, which staged Joshua's most recent victory against the French challenger Carlos Takam.

Joshua will put his WBA (Super) and IBF titles on the line to take on Parker, who has been the WBO champion since beating Andy Ruiz via a majority decision in December 2016.

"AJ wants all the belts and Parker is the ideal fight, the flawless time", said Hearn.

Tyson Fury's new trainer Ben Davison has sent a warning to heavyweight rival Anthony Joshua by claiming the world champion could find himself "knocked clean-out" by Fury's "underrated power" in a potential future bout.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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