Anthony Joshua threatening to freeze out heavyweight rival Deontay Wilder

25 March, 2018, 01:33 | Author: Ellis Copeland
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The popular show, about a family of gangsters in post-World War I Birmingham, is notable for the brutality, cunning and ambition of its lead character Tommy Shelby, and there is a little bit of each in Parker.

Joshua has now taken to social media to send strong words to his opponent ahead of the fight.

Joshua's immediate concern is Parker, an unbeaten professional of 24 fights.

Joshua stirred the pot on Thursday when he admitted he didn't like Parker, calling him "weird".

Anthony Joshua might be the poster boy of world boxing who counts Prince Harry among his friends but there will be no airs and graces ahead of the biggest fight of his life.

Joshua's boss Hearn had suggested that Higgins and Parker had failed to back up that talk when they came to London in January for a public announcement once the fight was confirmed.

"I'd have to have a couple warm-up fights first", he said.

"We were friendly [to British media] and invited them to our home".

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"They are judging us on our last two fights". But career-defining fight offers arrived and they decided the pain was a manageable risk. Everyone thinks this is an easy win for him, but that's motivation for us.

"The surgery was to remove all that bone, to get rid of the pain we've had to deal with over the last two years, and to get Joe punching like he was in 2014 and 2015".

Joshua, who defeated Carlos Takam last October, stated he is a different animal compared to his last fight.

What was unusual with Parker, Dr Ball said, was the apparent speed with which he recovered.

"If he actually trusts his body he would not be trying to change who he is". He's trying to be leaner, trying to be faster, with better movement. You know? I'm not in the business and I'm sure Eddie isn't in it to say, 'Oh, Dana White, we're not interested in working with you, ' when we don't know what's on the table. He got me from the get-go.

Yet verbal blows between the pair via the media aside, there has been no serious negotiations between either fighter's camp. Now they are all about to see the full Joseph Parker'.

He added: "That's a good sign, that's a good start".

Undefeated World Boxing Organisation champion Parker will step into the ring against Joshua, the International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Association title-holder, at Cardiff's Principality Stadium a week on Saturday.


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