Deontay Wilder Says Time's Up for Anthony Joshua, 'I Declare War'
Mar 11 2018
Joshua will first attempt to unify with WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker on March 31, at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales.
Chin check - Parker reveals why he questioned Joshua's punch resistance in the past.
He is notoriously relaxed on fight day before making his way to the venue but he has a ruthless side, too, and both of these attributes have come to the fore in the build-up to the biggest fight of his life.
"We know Wilder can punch, but I actually see the Parker fight as a tougher fight than the Wilder fight from a technical point of view". Nail him to the canvas, because if you can't do that I'm going to eat you up, eat you all up.
Especially when Nelson brings up the approach taken by Parker and his team in securing the highly-anticipated bout.
However, even if Fury were to join Matchroom, it is clear he needs to lower his demands for the Joshua fight, with the former lineal champion previous claiming he wants to be seen as the main draw.
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Joshua vs. Parker will air on Showtime.
"The Wilder fight is the one, " Hearn said.
"No more excuses, no more waiting, no more dodging me ... it's time".
"I think my plans for the year are I fight Joshua and I beat him and then a rematch so that's my plans for the year", Parker told New Zealand radio station The Rock.
Former world heavyweight champion Fury is still without a promoter despite closing in on a return to the ring, after almost two-and-a-half years without a fight.
In the professional fight game, attitude and body language can not be underestimated so the way Parker behaved suggests he won't be overwhelmed when walking out in front of a crowd of 80,000 at the Principality Stadium.