Saturday, 18 November, 2017

Team back Parker's chances against Joshua

Fury Slams 'Weightlifter' Joshua, Begs Wilder not to Finish him off Before He Does Anthony Joshua: Joseph Parker's promoter confirms Eddie Hearn talks | Boxing | Sport
Spencer Simpson | 09 November, 2017, 01:05

"I know Anthony Joshua wants to fight Joseph Parker, I know Parker wants to fight Joshua and I know both guys are willing to do it next", added Higgins.

Wilder, whose one-round demolition of Bermane Stiverne in NY on Saturday took his blemish-free record to 38 knock-outs in 39 wins, delivered a taunting message on social media, declaring he would beat Joshua in his British "safe haven". But if you want to stay at home like a little girl, this king has no problem travelling to knock out the champion.

Fury claims the adverse result came from eating uncastrated wild boar and a legal battle with UK Anti-Doping over the evidence means the 29-year-old has not fought for two years.

Having turned 28 in October, Wilder is already 4 years and 19 fights further down the line; both men are now suitably primed to face one another.

American Wilder retained his WBC belt with a first round destruction of Bermane Stiverne on Saturday and has now set his sights on WBF, IBA and IBF champion Joshua.

Wilder took to Instagram late on Monday to tell Joshua to stop ducking him and put his belts on the line.

"You've got to say Joseph could put Joshua down". Well, the people want it. Or do you have some hidden agendas? "Are y'all hiding anything?"

David Higgins, Parker's promoter, said he has been in contact with Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn and a deal will only be struck on the right terms.

"I've had to take it on, on my time off, to make plans to travel to America and discuss negotiations so I can become undisputed heavyweight champion of the world". "We're just making sure that a lot of these guys who are making noise will back up what they're saying". Present him with an offer, and see how they feel about that offer.

WBO champion Parker is not short of alternative fights including an agreement "in principle" to fight Australian Lucas Browne in March.

Per Reddy, Wilder said he is prepared to face Whyte, but only if a subsequent fight with Joshua is guaranteed: "He's Eddie Hearn's dirty rag in his pocket or his spare tyre on his auto". "There has never been an offer".

Although Wembley is thought to be the preferred location for any potential clash between the two undefeated fighters, Matchroom head Eddie Hearn admitted that the stadium's current status as Tottenham's temporary home creates problems.

"What we then have to do - which Eddie's doing - is fly out to the United States to make time".

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