ON paper, all things being equal, Anthony Joshua should navigate his way around Joseph Parker with little difficulty tonight (March 31) in Cardiff. That’s the view of top coach Adam Booth, who guided David Haye to a WBA world heavyweight title nearly a decade ago.
But, of course, fights are seldom won or lost on paper and Booth, as aware of this as anybody, can’t help but think Joseph Parker, the smaller and lighter man, yet to have his ‘Wladimir Klitschko moment’, possesses a key ingredient Saturday’s opponent lacks.
“It’s too easy to go with Joshua,” Booth told Boxing News. “My initial instinct is Parker struggled with Hughie Fury and Joshua has showed his mettle against Wlad and Dillian Whyte and can cope with that level and that atmosphere.