Anthony Joshua not interested in 'hype' from Deontay Wilder

Joseph Parker

ANTHONY JOSHUA has opened the door for an incredible crossover to MMA.

Joshua puts his trio of world title belts on the line against Parker's WBO version at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, with the victor set to be just one strap away from completely unifying the division.

"I see this as a close fight, it could even be an upset".

Speaking to Boxing Social, he said: "Joshua has got to watch what he is doing because you can't just walk into Parker - he has good power".

"I was anxious but he showed the heart of a champion and he showed that he wants to stay at the top for a long time and he came back", Parker revealed. "So yeah man, I'd do it".

Like many people, Joseph Parker had an eye towards the screen when Deontay Wilder faced off with Luis Ortiz on March 3rd at Barclays Center.

The pair sat opposite each other for an amicable chat with host Johnny Nelson recently, where Joshua explained how he can relate to the New Zealander, who has roots in Samoa.

The Brit has no issues with Wilder being present but has urged him to sign the deal if he beats Parker.

Asked about facing the undefeated Kiwi, Joshua said: "Joseph Parker is dedicated and I'm going to see him at 50 per cent better than I have before".

He continued: "But what I've learned is that boxing is simplified when you incorporate your feet". Even though it's a game of punching people, your feet get you in and out of range.

"So if I can transform what I've worked on in the gym for the last 10 to 11 weeks into the ring then hopefully I can get him out of there between six and eight".

Conor McGregor lost to Mayweather in the boxing ring previous year, but has often said that he would fancy fighting him again at his own discipline.



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