David Higgins feels that Anthony Joshua is looking past Joseph Parker, and towards Deontay Wilder, which Higgins feels is a “grave mistake.”
While the boxing world has been transfixed on a potential Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua unification clash later in the year, Parker is next up for Joshua on March 31st, and Higgins feels that its too early for anyone to be negotiating a fight that may not happen.
Higgins told Sky Sports that “it’s one thing to quietly analyse future possibilities, but if they are going any further and are in the early stage of negotiations, it’s far too early for any of that.”
“I don’t think Joseph Parker or Kevin Barry will be the slightest bit concerned that the Joshua camp are discussing all these other possibilities when they’ve got an unbeaten world champion in front of him, who has never been dropped in his life, and is lightning fast with his hands, and has great footwork.”
On the other hand, Higgins claims his boxer is focused and very motivated to play the spoiler against the undefeated Joshua.
“I thought Joseph Parker was quite calm and steely confident,” said Higgins. “He was obviously looking Joshua dead in the eye, without any flinching whatsoever. He certainly wasn’t overawed one bit.
“Joseph managed to get in there a bit of a critique of Joshua, his strengths and weaknesses. Joshua was questioned on Parker’s weaknesses, but didn’t come up with any. He didn’t state any weaknesses at all. I think Joseph just had the edge, if I’m honest.”
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