Duco boss: Joshua hurt by Whyte and Klitschko, could argue Parker has the better chin

Joshua v Parker 04/10/2017

Duco promoter David Higgins says a knockout would be on the cards should a unification take place between heavyweight champions Joseph Parker and Anthony Joshua in the future.

Higgins, who hit the headlines for gatecrashing the Hughie Fury press conference recently, is weighing up Parker’s options after the New Zealander scored a debated points win over Tyson’s younger cousin in Manchester.

“I think unification against Joseph would be very attractive because Hughie Fury was so awkward and would make anyone not look their best,” Higgins told Andrew Gourdie on RadioLIVE.

“You saw Joe chasing Hughie around the ring looking for the knockout but with Joshua, you wouldn’t have to do that. He would walk square up to him be and be right in front of him.

“It would be an exciting fight but somebody would probably get knocked out and it will be more toe-to-toe and that is when it can go either way. Joseph has a few solid knockouts; he has a solid chin and has never been down.

“Remember Joshua got stood up by Dillian Whyte and got put on the canvas by Wladimir Klitschko so you could argue Joseph has a better chin. It could easily go Joseph’s way,” he added.

Joshua is set to battle mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev later this month, but wants to be back in the ring by March, giving Parker every chance of being in the opposite corner.

A previous agreement to defend his WBO belt against the winner of the Tony Bellew v David Haye rematch could delay any Joshua clash though as Parker and his team await the outcome of Eddie Hearn’s December 17 event in London.