News | Mar 21 2018

Anthony Joshua believes Deontay Wilder can beat Floyd Mayweather’s record

But Anthony Joshua also reckons Joseph Parker might be better than Wilder
Anthony Joshua
Anthony Joshua  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

ANTHONY JOSHUA, the WBA and IBF heavyweight champion, believes that WBO heavyweight champion and March 31 opponent, Joseph Parker, is better than Deontay Wilder, the WBC heavyweight champion. And thankfully a battle between two of those champions is almost upon us.

The glowing endorsement of the New Zealander, or at least the timing of it, is of little surprise considering Anthony Joshua is set to take on Parker in in 10 days’ time, and interest in a collision with Wilder will likely go off the scale should he win.

“All round [Parker is better than Wilder],” Joshua enthused during a media day at his Sheffield training base. “His left hook, right hand, swings one right to the body, he likes a left hook to the body,” he continued, almost coming off his chair as he exhibited the shots he was describing. “I haven’t seen Wilder throw that many body shots. Wilder relies on the right hand, so I think Parker is a better all-rounder.

 

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