Joseph Parker Doing Good, But Every Past Opponent Eventually got KOed – Haye
Former World Champion David Haye has shown his support for Joseph Parker, by lending him space in his London based gym for preparation ahead of his Heavyweight title unification with Heavyweight king Anthony Joshua but believes Parker doesn’t really understand the treat posed by AJ.
Joseph Parker Will lay down his Belt and his Unbeaten record against Joshua who is also unbeaten with a 100% KO record in 20 fights at the Principality Stadium, Cardiff on March 31st.
“I’ve seen Joseph Parker in preparation for this huge, huge night at the weekend with Joshua, arguably the No 1 in the division,” Haye told Sky Sports.
“He seems cool, he seems calm, he seems focused. His weight looks good, his team are very comfortable. The gym is two minutes away.
“Everything behind the scenes in Team Parker seems calm, seems confident, and I’m expecting a very, very good fight.”
Haye maintained that almost every of AJs’ previous opponents believed they had what it took to bring him down but the story has been the opposite and the only to ever knock him down, Wladimir Klitschko, eventually got knocked out in the fifth.
“Everybody has an idea, everybody is confident that they have the key to beat Anthony Joshua, and every single person who has tried, has ended up unconscious,” said Haye.
“Twenty fights, twenty knockouts, and every single person going into the fight – they believed they had the key.
“He can’t take a punch, or I’m too fast, or he’s too slow.
“Everyone has got a reason why they believe they are going to win, but he seems to have the solutions, the answers to everybody, including Wladimir Klitschko, who once again said that he’s got too much experience.
“When he lands his right hand he’ll knock him out. It didn’t happen. It landed, he put Joshua down. Joshua was able to get back up and show great recovery skills to come back and force an 11th-round stoppage.
“It’s easy to say that from the outside, but when you’re in there, Anthony Joshua is an absolute monster of a man. The reality of Anthony Joshua, once he starts punching the face, gets real pretty quick.”