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Pressure is on for Parker

03 May 2017

Posted in: Pacific Radio News,

Trainer Kevin Barry believes that if WBO Heavyweight Champion Joseph Parker had hit Anthony Joshua last weekend, he would have knocked him out.

Joseph Parker with trainer Kevin Barry ahead of this weekend's heavyweight clash.

Joshua was knocked down by Wladimir Klitschko in the sixth round of their heavyweight clash last weekend, but got back up and won the fight.

Trainer Kevin Barry says Parker's power would have kept Joshua down.

"I can promise you this, if Joseph Parker hit Anthony Joshua on the chin and had him on his back like he was in the sixth round of his fight, that fight would be over. There'd be no rounds seven to 11." 

Parker defends his title against Romanian fighter Razvan ‘Big Foot’ Cojanu in Auckland, this Saturday night.

24-year-old Parker says he's looking to impress other heavyweight champions around the world. 

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