Joseph Parker sat down on Saturday night (Sunday morning in New Zealand) with trainer Kevin Barry to run the rule over two divisional rivals in Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko.
The WBO champion, who fights Razvan Cojanu on Saturday night, gave his verdict on a spectacular win for Joshua, who came back from the brink of defeat to stop Klitschko in eleven.
“It was an exciting fight, I was excited to watch the fight and I was analysising what I could’ve done against both fighters. It was great to see Joshua he went through a bit of a hard time in the fight but good to see him come back strong and maintain his title and get the other one,” said Parker.
“I guess Joshua is the man to beat and he got off the canvas and showed heart but I think every fighter has things they have to work on, weaknesses and strengths so I feel like I have to get past this next fight and I look forward at sitting down and planning a fight with him in the future.
“I think with Joshua his team is going to sit down and analyse what they do right or wrong, I think he’s still got a lot to work on, like myself, I’ve got a lot to work on myself
“I think Klitschko looked great, 41 years old he looked in great shape, he’s still got a lot of power. I feel like it could’ve been his fight but I guess the better man won on the day.”
Parker is being linked to a fight with Joshua’s compatriot Tony Bellew in the summer should the 27 year-old be victorious this weekend, a victory in which could lead to a fight with the top dog himself in 2018.