Exclusive: Odds suggest Joshua will further unify, but Parker’s promoter Higgins has a warning

Joshua v Parker 19/03/2018

On the back of a betting guide for the forthcoming heavyweight unification clash between Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker, WBN delves further into the number crunching for March 31.

As previously divulged, Joshua to knock the New Zealander out tops the shop, although there could be some value found in backing Parker to drop the 2012 Olympic gold medallist.

Joshua has been rocked and dropped hard in the past, and with Deontay Wilder and Luis Ortiz both recently touching canvas in their top division clash, Parker may well be fancied to at least put the three-title favourite down.

Bookies are predicting at least one knockdown in the fight, possibly two. If this statistic intrigues you, there are a trusted selection of sportsbooks independently reviewed on My Top Sportsbooks, which have an impressive selection and pick of bonus options to choose before you decide to put any money down as the pair prepare to trade blows at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on March 31.

In a recent and exclusive pre-bout interview with WBN, Parker’s promoter David Higgins stated his man had the better chin and certainly won’t be fazed by the occasion.

“I think that I should state for the record that Joseph Parker is not the slightest bit worried about fighting in the UK in front of eighty thousand, not one little bit,” Higgins told World Boxing News.

“Joseph fought in Germany on the Wladimir Klitschko card before he fought in the United States, but more importantly, he’s unflappable. He’s a calm guy and he doesn’t care (about the crowd).

“At the end of the day, it’s a boxing ring so for us we’re not worried where the fight is and Joseph Parker isn’t worried at all. It’s purely a matter of preparing for Anthony Joshua

“I can say this is one of the best camps Joseph’s ever had. Trainer Kevin Barry is doing a wonderful job and physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually Joseph is on the absolute top of his game.

“I mean ahead of his last two or three fights there are definite differences and things are really on song. I think that Anthony Joshua team are making a grave mistake if they are thinking beyond this fight,

“Joseph is out there a fortnight prior and I will be there a little less than that, maybe more a week out. We will be up there and around just making sure things are in order.

“I will be doing my job in terms of preparation and venue, plus officials and will do a bit of media, whereas Joseph will continue training right up to the fight and obviously acclimatize to the time zone. He will also do a bit of media but we’re on the home straight now and I’m excited about it,” he added.