AJ: Parker a bigger threat than Wilder

14 March 2018 09:12:24 EST

Anthony Joshua believes the 'clinical' Joshua Parker will pose a bigger threat to him than the 'windmill' throwing Deontay Wilder.

The 28-year-old unbeaten British fighter will put his WBA 'super' and IBF titles on the line against the New Zealander and WBO belt holder, Parker, in a unification showdown at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on 31st March.

Joshua is already being lined up to face WBC champion, Wilder, after the American recently defended his belt with a knockout of Luis Ortiz in New York earlier this month.

When he [Parker] throws his shots with a left and a right, if the left don't hit you, the right catches you as you are moving in and knocks the majority of his opponents out.

Anthony Joshua

That is being billed as the showdown which heavyweight fight fans are eager to see, but Joshua is in no doubt that Parker will be his toughest assignment.

When comparing Parker with Wilder, Joshua told Sky Sports: "[Parker is] More clinical. Wilder throws windmills.

"When he [Parker] throws his shots with a left and a right, if the left don't hit you, the right catches you as you are moving in and knocks the majority of his opponents out."

Looking ahead to the Parker bout at the end of this month, Joshua said he fully respects his fellow undefeated rival.

He added: "I can't sit here and talk as if I'm the hardest puncher, I'm the best athlete, and then go and fight Joe Bloggs that no-one has heard of, with 50 losses on his record," said Joshua.

"He took this challenge as an undefeated fighter and so did I. The respect is 50-50."

Joshua is 1/3 to win the fight via a 21st successive KO of his career, while Parker is priced at 5/1 to win the fight and 15/2 via a stoppage.

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