Feature | Jun 07 2018

Joseph Parker denies he ‘wasted the opportunity’ against Anthony Joshua

'Was my performance against Joshua enough to beat Dillian Whyte? I feel I have to do more,' says Joseph Parker
Joseph Parker
BOXING  |  Matchroom/Lawrence Lustig

NEW ZEALAND heavyweight Joseph Parker has denied that he “wasted the opportunity” against Anthony Joshua in their heavyweight unification clash earlier this year.

“I feel I was just beaten by a better man but it is all just learning and getting experience,” Parker said today, after announcing his July 28 showdown with Dillian Whyte at the O2 Arena in London. “I learnt a lot from that fight and once I am back in camp I can bring all that into it and training will be even better.”

He believes he would perform better if he were to rematch Joshua. “I cannot turn back time and change things,” he said. “But if I was to fight him again then I think there are a few things I would change. Maybe I could throw more or put on a bit more pressure but a better man just won on the day, he boxed well and adjusted his style. He was good.”