Thu. Feb 22nd, 2024

Joseph Parker has the superior pace and boxing expertise wanted to ship a surprising knockout win over Deontay Wilder, says his promoter David Higgins.

The New Zealander has been confirmed as the subsequent opponent for Wilder on an enormous heavyweight invoice in Saudi Arabia, which additionally options Anthony Joshua vs Otto Wallin on December 23.

Wilder has earned a fame as essentially the most damaging puncher within the high division, however Higgins insists that Parker is able to delivering a sensational win following final month’s ruthless stoppage of Simon Kean.

“It was a improbable efficiency by Joseph Parker,” Higgins informed Sky Sports activities.

“He confirmed he was explosive and confirmed nice energy. Simon Kean was an enormous man and Joseph knocked him out with an uppercut. It was his third victory this calendar yr and Deontay Wilder would be the fourth. We just like the momentum that Joseph has heading into this huge alternative in Saudi Arabia.

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Anthony Joshua squared off along with his December twenty third opponent Otto Wallin, because the pair shared a fiery trade of phrases

“Any heavyweight can knock out a heavyweight. Joseph has received over 20 knockouts on his resume. Wilder has received an enormous punch, one of many largest in historical past, however Joseph does have some benefits. He’s the higher boxer, he is faster. It is naive to jot down anybody off.

“Joseph was a world champion, so was Wilder. Wilder could have a large punch, however outdoors of that, he isn’t as nicely developed as Joseph. It is a winnable battle for Joseph Parker, if he brings his A-game and we see the perfect Joseph Parker on the evening.”

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Wilder showcased his explosive energy in a rematch win over Luis Ortiz

“Yeah I do [believe Parker can stop Parker]. He put Chisora down a couple of occasions with the uppercut. It is all about connecting with a well-timed punch. In fact he can knock out Deontay Wilder.”

Parker’s reign because the WBO champion was ended by a factors loss to Joshua in 2018, however the 31-year-old stays desirous to face the British star once more in a rematch.

“Victory will catapult him proper up again to the highest of the dialog,” stated Higgins.

“He may credibly ask for a rematch with Anthony Joshua for instance, but additionally problem for a world title in 2024.”

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