Barry: Media Is Afraid To Bash Joshua
The road to a potential heavyweight title unification match between Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker seems to have not only a date, but a destination, as both sides are aiming for late March 2018 at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium.
While Joshua with the exception of a few tweets, has kept out of the fray, Joseph Parker and his team have been the lead digital instigators in not only getting the fight, but a campaign to “expose” Anthony Joshua.
Parker’s co-promoter David Higgins recently held a press conference where a video showing Joshua getting knocked down and interviews from fighters claiming to have knocked down the Olympic gold medalist.
Kevin Barry in a recent interview with Boxing Scene, is very confident that the WBO title holder would be the last man standing when they finally square off.
“We have exposed Joshua’s chin. Everyone has always known the stories of him being KO’d in the amateurs. He was knocked out by Dillian Whyte. He was knocked out by (Mihai) Nistor in the amateurs. There are stories coming out of his training camps. Most training camps he gets dropped. The last training camp apparently Robert Helenius had him down. We know Daniel Dubois a 2-0 pro had him down and Lawrence Okolie another amateur had him down,”
Barry is of the opinion that the media in the United Kingdom is choosing not report on what Parker’s camp has been pushing because they will be denied access to Joshua. Even though Barry admits that Joshua is a great fighter, he believes the media is making him out to be better than he really is.
“We are exposing a story that the UK media have chosen not to write about. They want to write about this unbeatable Anthony Joshua. We know that he has got a dodgy chin,” Barry said.
“There are two things that you know about boxing and two things that you need. You need to be able to give a punch and to be able to take a punch and we know that both Joshua and Parker can deliver a punch but I also know that Parker has never been down in his amateur career. He has never been down in his professional career. He has never been down in hundreds and hundreds of rounds of sparring. I can’t say the same for Anthony Joshua.”
“I believe the British fans have been brainwashed at an over hyped Joshua. He is there to be exposed”