Joshua Wants Blood Against Parker

Anthony Joshua is setting lofty goals for his fight against Joseph Parker on March 31st, comparing their unification match to a legendary fight between two top heavyweights.

“Let’s say, for instance, Parker’s Holyfield and I’m Riddick Bowe, the taller, rangier fighter,” Joshua told Sky Sports on Wednesday “Those two, when they fought, they had speed, combinations on the inside, and hopefully we can fulfill what the greats have done before us.”

Joshua is referencing the first of a three fight series between Bowe and Holyfield, where Bowe would win the IBF, WBA and WBC title, and considered to be one of the classic heavyweight fights of the 1990’s,

While Joshua cannot predict the outcome, he has a feeling that there will be blood on March 31st.

“I can’t tell you exactly how the fight will go, but we’re big, we’re strong and the punches do hurt after a while,” Joshua said. “I definitely know there’ll be blood. There will definitely be blood, and the thing is – you can definitely hear the leather cracking on people’s heads if you’re close enough as well, and we’re both fast. You’ll see really good combinations that you don’t really see from heavyweights.”

 

Information From: Boxing Scene

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