Anthony Joshua dismisses Joseph Parker's 'king of steroids' claim

Anthony Joshua dismisses Joseph Parker's 'king of steroids' claim

Javier Howell
January 17, 2018

Press Conferences for these big fights do tend to be a tad boring as both fighters say the same old exhausted and tested line to the press emphasising confidence, although this did play out for the majority of the press conference Joshua answered the critics coming from the Parker camp regarding his mental toughness and "Glass" chin.

Anthony Joshua, moving toward the possibility of becoming the first unified heavyweight champion since countryman Lennox Lewis, agreed on Sunday to fight Joseph Parker on March 31 in Cardiff, Wales.

"It will take more than a human to stop me from where I am destined..."

"I don't know how to take his camp about what has been said. But I think experienced boxing people will go hang on a minute, Joseph probably is a bit quicker on hand speed, definitely got a better chin and I would add mentally tougher", said Higgins.

Joshua dismissed a claim by New Zealand's Parker he is the "king of steroids" ahead of their world heavyweight title unification bout, AFP reports. "Now we're here it's about making history".

"I don't take anything from him to heart", Joshua concluded. "And if he wants he is welcome to walk to the ring".

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The New Zealander said: "It's an exciting time to be a heavyweight".

That relationship is a compelling dynamic considering HBO, which has a tightening bond with Joshua promoter Eddie Hearn, is interested in landing Joshua. "Because of him we're seeing great fights like this one, in a fight that is going to have to see both men be at the very top of their game". But I didn't get dropped, I got stopped.

"I didn't know how to take them; they talk a lot". I know his weaknesses, he thinks he knows mine.

Joshua added: "The second time was David Price".

The most recent came in his compelling 11th-round defeat of Wladimir Klitschko in last year's title fight at Wembley in which he recovered from an earlier knock down. When I used to watch him, they used to disrespect him a lot of the time about his style and performance.

"I'm looking forward to leaving here tomorrow for Vegas to start a training camp with Kevin Barry", Parker, who has been criticised for his holiday weight gains, said. His chin is not as good as Joseph Parker. Afterwards it was a case of "when" not "if" boxing would return and we are thrilled to be working with Matchroom once again to raise the bar for live boxing entertainment on March 31st.