News | Mar 27 2018

Rob McCracken says Wladimir Klitschko is a tougher opponent than Joseph Parker

Anthony Joshua's trainer Rob McCracken believes Joseph Parker will test his WBA and IBF champion on Saturday (March 31) but isn't a patch on former foe Wladimir Klitschko
Joseph Parker vs Hughie Fury undercard
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TO BE COMPARED to Wladimir Klitschko and come off second best is no great shame, nor a fair reflection of a fighter’s ability.

But Rob McCracken, while aware of Joseph Parker’s threat level heading into Saturday’s (March 31) heavyweight unification title fight with Anthony Joshua, feels it’s only right to distance a man who defended the world heavyweight championship 18 times over a nine-year period from a man whose best opponent so far is a toss-up between Carlos Takam, Andy Ruiz Jr and Hughie Fury.

“I think Klitschko is his (Joshua’s) toughest test to date, without a shadow of a doubt,” said McCracken at a west London press conference this afternoon. “He had 53 knockouts to his name and was massively motivated for the Joshua fight. But this is his next biggest test and a hurdle Anthony must overcome.


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