Final Press Conference before big showdown
Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker will face each other on Saturday night in Cardiff, Wales with the WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight world titles on the line as well as both fighters’ unbeaten records.
Earlier today they met for the final press conference in London where Joshua was a bit reluctant to say much nice about his opponent.
“I could say the simple thing is he’s got two arms and so on! But in terms of his attributes, as everyone says he’s quick and he can take a punch, But that’s what I’ve heard and I’m going to repeat what people have been saying.” said Joshua rather nonchalantly.
In Joshua’s last fight he beat Carlos Takam at the Principality Stadium, in a bout where some were critical of his performance against an opponent who lasted until the 10th round. Takam is the only mutual opponent between Joshua and Parker. The New Zealander won his bout against Takam by unanimous decision in 2016.
Joshua feels he’s learned more and more with each opponent he’s faced and will learn in this bout as well.
“Every fight has been a learning fight and every camp has been a learning camp,” Joshua added.
“In terms of what I learned from the Klitschko fight I learned I shouldn’t use training camp to get fit. I approach training camp in good condition.
“Carlos Takam is a good competitor. He was fit, he was game. He was someone who is a lot shorter. When it came to boxing Carlos Takam, I thought it’s fine even though he was shorter than me. I’ll meet him with uppercuts and left hooks.
“Parker will add something to my life journey. It will be over Sunday and I’ll move forward”
Joshua vs Parker airs live this Saturday on Showtime in America and Pay Per View on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK.
By: Chris Henderson