Parker ready to face angry AJ in London
Auckland: A relaxed and confident Joseph Parker has flown to London ready for whatever Anthony Joshua throws at him in and out of the ring in what the Kiwi heavyweight terms a “life-changing” fight.
Parker left Auckland on Saturday night, a sure sign that his hugely anticipated world unification fight with the giant Brit will become a reality in the next couple of days. It will be the culmination of months of tense negotiations for a $40mplus promotion tipped for March 31 in Cardiff where Parker could earn more than $13m.
“It is life-changing, not only for myself but for my parents and my family.
“It’s been a great team effort to get to this stage and I pay tribute to my management team, and my parents, my legal team. Not many people realise what is involved with something like this, it’s so big and complicated. There are so many people to say thank-you to.” Parker made no apologies for his team’s aggressive approach to flushing out Joshua where they have publicly questioned his “glass chin” and “robotic” style.