Fireworks expected at two massive heavyweight press conferences scheduled this week

Joshua v Parker 15/01/2018

Esther Lin

Two huge press conferences have been scheduled for this week in the United Kingdom and will potentially need extra security on hand to control the participants.


On Tuesday, Anthony Joshua and fellow-heavyweight champion Joseph Parker will go face-to-face just days after the latter excused the Briton of ‘probably taking steroids’ in a shocking interview.

“They call me the king of pies, but I call him the king of steroids,” Parker told the Radio Sports Breakfast.

“Who knows, if you are that big and that muscly, there’s something wrong.

”I have heard word, I have looked at him and I have seen. He has been very close with Klitschko… he has been a reigning champion for a long time.

“So I don’t know… it may be true maybe not.

”I don’t know how he will respond… he may be angry or upset at what we have been saying.

“It’s part of the game. I am not accusing him of using steroids, but I am saying it is a possibility.’

“There are a lot of ways you can dodge drug testing,” the New Zealander added.

Joshua is notorious for not taking any crap from his opponents when they go eye-to-eye, so it will interesting to see how the current top division ruler reacts to his latest challenger.

‘AJ’ and Parker will eventually collide at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on March 31.

Moving on to Thursday, and it will be the turn of Dillian Whyte and Lucas Browne, two contenders who fight over the WBC Silver title on March 24.

The pair take centre stage for their official announcement as Browne makes the long journey from his home in Australia.

Whyte and Browne hold clear disdain for each other, having argued furiously on social media, with fans expecting an explosion when the pair butt heads later in the week.