Joshua: “Parker Is Clinical, While Wilder Throws Windmills”
When asked to compare the styles of his upcoming opponent, Joseph Parker, and alleged opponent Deontay Wilder, Anthony Joshua was not too complementary to the WBC world heavyweight champion.
In an interview with Sky Sports, Joshua claimed that his March 31st opponent Parker, is “more clinical, while Wilder throws windmills.”
Wilder has won by knockout in 39 of his 40 fights as a pro, but has been knocked by fellow fighters and the boxing community his lack of technique.
“When [Parker] throws his shots with a left and a right, if the left don’t hit you, the right catches you as you are moving in and knocks the majority of his opponents out,” Joshua told Sky Sports discussing his March 31st fight in Cardiff, Wales.
While Wilder has won every title defense by knockout, and Parker has held on to pull decision victories, including a controversial win against Hughie Fury in September of 2017, Joshua respects Parker’s power.
“I can’t sit here and talk as if I’m the hardest puncher, I’m the best athlete,” Joshua said, “and then go and fight Joe Bloggs that no one has heard of, with 50 losses on his record. He took this challenge as an undefeated fighter and so did I. The respect is 50-50.