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Title: Joshua v Parker 31.03.18
Post by: The Hurricane on January 14, 2018, 11:00:33 AM
Just been confirmed for Cardiff. Could be a good year in the heavyweight division with hopefully the winner of this and the winner of Wilder v Ortiz meeting around September time.


Title: Re: Joshua v Parker 31.03.18
Post by: bigbibbs on January 14, 2018, 09:59:15 PM
Bets on this one going past four rounds.
Outside of wilder and fury I don't know any names that can trouble aj.
There must be a good all rounder out there who can give him a good fight though.
If there is someone who can move and punch with stamina it's still going to be anyone's fight.
Depending on what fury shows up with on his comeback he might have it.


Title: Re: Joshua v Parker 31.03.18
Post by: Bermondsey Boy on January 15, 2018, 08:40:39 AM
Parker is bang average. He looked awful against young Fury, double awful.

I'd be amazed if this goes beyond 4 rounds too.

Parker has won the lottery.


Title: Re: Joshua v Parker 31.03.18
Post by: lurkyshaka on January 15, 2018, 10:16:19 AM
We've seen Parker's level in his last 3 fights, he's mediocre....having said that he was in with slippery, spoiler types.
Joshua will come out and look to have a fight so he'll give Parker a chance to have an uncomplicated dust up. And Parker does have a bit of power and speed and Joshua we know isn't impervious. Parker should come out attacking and hope to hit the lottery again, he's nothing to lose really apart from his trinket, but he's gaining maximum cash out of that WBO strap and he and his team have done good business.

I'm interested to see if Joshua comes in lighter and more streamlined for this fight. I hope to see him buck the worrying trend of him becoming a meathead and get back to focusing on what actually works best at making him an effective boxer. He's been noticeably slower and more predictable in his last couple of fights and if he comes out musclebound again then Parker's chances will increase slightly, but more importantly the likes of Fury and Wilder will look on and lick their chops.

But I think with this fight, its about levels and Parker just doesn't operate on the same level as Joshua. I'd expect a stoppage within 5. Dave Higgins can big up Parker's chin all he likes, but its a question of competition and Parker just hasn't been hit yet by anyone with the power to lay him out...That'll end in March though along with his reign.



Title: Re: Joshua v Parker 31.03.18
Post by: Havoc on January 16, 2018, 12:56:47 PM
This is a mismatch imo.

I really don't rate Parker. He is flat footed and one dimensional.

Easy win for AJ


Title: Re: Joshua v Parker 31.03.18
Post by: pogo on January 16, 2018, 09:24:05 PM
I havent seen anything from Parker that would suggest he has anything that will trouble Joshua. In fact quite the opposite, a come forward flat footed type without too much power, i can quite imagine Parker walking on to something big early. Easy nights work for joshua.


Title: Re: Joshua v Parker 31.03.18
Post by: Dexter_Morgan on January 17, 2018, 06:12:01 PM
I can't see past a fairly quick win for Anthony Joshua. I don't think Parker brings anything of note to the table to force the stoppage or points win. This will simply make the Wilder fight bigger which should both come through now has to happen.


Title: Re: Joshua v Parker 31.03.18
Post by: Driscoll on January 17, 2018, 09:35:23 PM
Iím still a bit undecided on Parker. Takam is a durable opponent and very difficult to look good against and we still donít really know how good hughie fury is to judge him off that fight either. Hopefully he makes it competitive.

I see David Price and agreed to fight Pulev on the undercard as well.


Title: Re: Joshua v Parker 31.03.18
Post by: jaff_no1 on January 18, 2018, 08:22:28 AM
Iím still a bit undecided on Parker. Takam is a durable opponent and very difficult to look good against and we still donít really know how good hughie fury is to judge him off that fight either. Hopefully he makes it competitive.

I see David Price and agreed to fight Pulev on the undercard as well.
I saw something interesting on Twitter yesterday that said Tyson fury has to defend his ring belt by 5 April against a top 5 opponent to keep it. The only top 5 heavyweight not signed up for a fight is povetkin and that is the reason he is on the card so aj can get the ring belt without facing fury

I can't see past a quick win for aj v Parker unless Parker produces something not seen so far. I am a lot more interested in wilder v ortiz as a contest.

David price is becoming the new Audley. Just wheeled out for name value. His last fight was a 6 rounder in a leisure centre and now he is fighting a top 5 heavyweight?


Title: Re: Joshua v Parker 31.03.18
Post by: legs on January 18, 2018, 09:57:01 AM
looks that way Jaff rumours suggesting its going to be Price v Povetkin might be interesting for a few minutes you'd have to back Povetkin to win early but it would be funny if he got KO'd.

From what i've seen of Parker i'd say Joshua should win easy but in fairness to Parker the last 2-3 fighters both ran from him we know Joshua won't do that.

My prediction Joshua inside 6 rounds and Povetkin in 2 rounds.


Title: Re: Joshua v Parker 31.03.18
Post by: AO88 on January 23, 2018, 10:55:14 AM
Anyone getting tickets for this? Iím not but just curious.

Iím sure the cheapest seats will be ďsold out in 30 secondsĒ.


Title: Re: Joshua v Parker 31.03.18
Post by: The Hurricane on January 23, 2018, 01:29:56 PM
I've got no interest in stadium fights.  Unless you are shelling out for the £2k tickets then the view isn't going to be up to much and the place is just going to be full of people who buy tickets to be able to beg Eddie Hearn for retweets. 

Me and my brother were talking the other day about what boxing events we may go to this year and I think it's unlikely we'll go to any Matchroom or FW events.  We'll most likely do a couple of the Goodwin cards at York Hall and maybe the WBSS Cruiser final overseas or suchlike but that will be it.


Title: Re: Joshua v Parker 31.03.18
Post by: Bonters on January 23, 2018, 02:15:37 PM
I've got no interest in stadium fights.  Unless you are shelling out for the £2k tickets then the view isn't going to be up to much and the place is just going to be full of people who buy tickets to be able to beg Eddie Hearn for retweets. 

Me and my brother were talking the other day about what boxing events we may go to this year and I think it's unlikely we'll go to any Matchroom or FW events.  We'll most likely do a couple of the Goodwin cards at York Hall and maybe the WBSS Cruiser final overseas or suchlike but that will be it.

I'm extra picky about attending fights these days but have tickets to Groves -v- Eubank Jr, which should be a decent event.  And a number of folk attending I haven't seen for a while


Title: Re: Joshua v Parker 31.03.18
Post by: Gaz on January 23, 2018, 02:25:27 PM
Have to admit my two stadium experiences if fights were both great...Calzaghe Kessler and Hatton Lazcano both had tremendous atmospheres even though the view for either fight wasn't up to much (too high up in the top tier for Calzaghe, too low on the ground seats for Hatton).

I do think the spectacle of a stadium fight is something to behold but these days stadiums and arenas both suffer from the same issues...........dickheads in the crowd.


Title: Re: Joshua v Parker 31.03.18
Post by: AO88 on January 23, 2018, 06:10:10 PM
Talking of dickheads in the crowd, I see Selby vs Warrington has just been announced. From the reports of others Iím of the thought that Josh has the largest gathering of dickheads behind him of any fighter.

I donít think I attended a fight last year, this year Iím doing Frampton donaire but nothing else lined up. Iíd have gone groves vs Eubanks only for forgetting about tickets as I was in work.


Iím looking forward to seeing how Whyte vs Brown sells as the headliner at the O2.


Title: Re: Joshua v Parker 31.03.18
Post by: Red on January 25, 2018, 09:04:15 AM
Have to admit my two stadium experiences if fights were both great...Calzaghe Kessler and Hatton Lazcano both had tremendous atmospheres even though the view for either fight wasn't up to much (too high up in the top tier for Calzaghe, too low on the ground seats for Hatton).

I do think the spectacle of a stadium fight is something to behold but these days stadiums and arenas both suffer from the same issues...........dickheads in the crowd.

I was at Lazcano and whilst i enjoyed the day and the unique atmosphere, as far as watching the fight went I prefered it on television  ;D

(and i was quite close to the apron)


Title: Re: Joshua v Parker 31.03.18
Post by: The Hurricane on February 02, 2018, 11:06:14 AM
Povetkin v Price has been confirmed for the undercard #prayforprice


Title: Re: Joshua v Parker 31.03.18
Post by: Red on February 02, 2018, 04:21:20 PM
Povetkin v Price has been confirmed for the undercard #prayforprice

 ;D


Title: Re: Joshua v Parker 31.03.18
Post by: glenn_user on February 05, 2018, 08:23:45 PM
i just came here to see if price povetkin had been mentioned. this is suicidal from big pricey, i cant wait.


Title: Re: Joshua v Parker 31.03.18
Post by: The Hurricane on February 05, 2018, 09:21:23 PM
I canít get my head round him taking the fight after both Teper and Chambers got busted for PEDís after KOíing him. Povetkin has been busted twice before facing him and itís going to end with the same result.


Title: Re: Joshua v Parker 31.03.18
Post by: glenn_user on February 05, 2018, 09:58:32 PM
yep, for sure its a puzzling one.

i mean, on the one hand, he has a point. he should have his original ranking and position back after those fights were annulled.and that would give him a shot at a fairly good pay day. 

however, can we honestly say that price looks like a person that wants to be anywhere near a boxing ring? he looks like someone who is undergoing extreme aversion therapy as soon as he gets in there. add to that that he has no movement, no defense, cant take a shot and hamster lungs and he is an accident waiting to happen.

all the drugs in world didnt stop teper from being a big slow pudding, and the shot he flattened him with wasnt particularly clean either. now he wants to go in against povetkin?

no, this is just madness, and someone needs to stop him because he will get hurt badly again.


Title: Re: Joshua v Parker 31.03.18
Post by: Gaz on February 05, 2018, 10:45:32 PM
At least he knows beforehand he's going in with a drug cheat so he can't hide behind that excuse when he gets demolished again.


Title: Re: Joshua v Parker 31.03.18
Post by: Red on February 06, 2018, 02:16:15 PM
Pricey will be like this when the bell rings.

Poor soul.

(https://i.giphy.com/media/CxhFN9bjqKdMs/giphy.webp)


Title: Re: Joshua v Parker 31.03.18
Post by: The Hurricane on March 30, 2018, 12:43:48 PM
Joshua comes in at 17st 4. Seems like a good move to drop some of that bulk heís been carrying around in recent fights.


Title: Re: Joshua v Parker 31.03.18
Post by: lurkyshaka on March 30, 2018, 02:06:02 PM
I've complained long and hard about Joshua's weight for the last few fights....so I'm very pleased to see that problem has been addressed and he's come in lighter and by a decent amount. He's now around the weight I think he's best at. Still powerful and strong but with the speed and fluidity that has been lacking in his last couple of fights. I think he'll have more snap and explosiveness on his punches now which I felt was lacking against Takam. This bodes well not just for tomo but for the future.


Title: Re: Joshua v Parker 31.03.18
Post by: Driscoll on March 31, 2018, 11:20:03 PM
Spoiler








Wasnít an action packed fight but was an interesting one. Parker kept it competitive but never really looked like imposing himself on Joshua. What did surprise me though is how quickly Joshua seemed to run out of ideas when fighting someone who can move around the ring and is fairly durable. I think it exposed him a bit and both Wilder and Fury will have watched that and fancy their chances even more. I think Povetkin could also be a bit of a banana skin so I can see why Hearn is trying to steer him in the direction of Dillian Whyte.



Title: Re: Joshua v Parker 31.03.18
Post by: lurkyshaka on April 01, 2018, 11:35:01 AM
Spoiler

Wasnít an action packed fight but was an interesting one. Parker kept it competitive but never really looked like imposing himself on Joshua. What did surprise me though is how quickly Joshua seemed to run out of ideas when fighting someone who can move around the ring and is fairly durable. I think it exposed him a bit and both Wilder and Fury will have watched that and fancy their chances even more. I think Povetkin could also be a bit of a banana skin so I can see why Hearn is trying to steer him in the direction of Dillian Whyte.


As you say it was interesting as opposed to exciting. It was a workmanlike performance from Joshua against an opponent who is very capable and tough, and who fought a very defensive fight. And that made for a technical and tactical fight rather than a spectacle.

I think Parker's plan was to see out the first few rounds without shipping any major punishment, and then look to come on as they figured Joshua would slow. He gave it a go during the middle portion but he felt some power and that kept him in his box. Parker was able to nullify Joshua's power for much of the fight with slick defense and movement, but he never threatened to win anything. At some point he had to make a decision...really try and win but risk being blasted flush himself or keep doing as he was doing, and provide a tricky target but lose a decision. Its not easy to KO a genuinely tough and defensively sound fighter who has put safety at the top of his agenda.

Joshua is still a work in progress, there were things he could and should have done to open Parker up. The double jab would have been useful, mixing up the speed and weight of the jab to open Parker up for bigger punches. And stepping to his left when Parker would evade to set up the left hook which did work well when he let it go. Parker avoided the overhand right very well, but was there to be hit with left hooks. Its the sort of fight where Joshua can watch back and he'll see a lot of stuff to work on. He didn't look particularly impressive and some flaws were highlighted, but it was a good solid learning fight and he won comfortably enough.

No question Fury will have liked what he seen because he has a great jab, the slippery style and movement that can bother anyone. He'll fancy that his awkwardness can have Joshua second guessing himself and it'll potentially stunt Joshua's offense. Parker was able to nullify AJ's offense to a degree, but he wasn't able to mount enough of his own offense to really threaten, but Fury will feel he can go one better.

I disagree about Povetkin though....To be honest I think he's a very straight forward assignment. He's small and there to be hit and I don't think he'd last long. He has decent power but its nothing special especially now he's off the gear. I really think that's an early rounds job for Joshua. I hope it doesn't get made because it doesn't pique my interest at all, but since the Russian is a mandatory he'll have to be accommodated at some point I suppose.

As for Parker he lost his title, but he made a boatload of cash and secured his future. He didn't suffer any major damage and he is young himself and can obviously come again. I don't think his standing in the heavyweight division dips any. I think he was and remains a top 5 fighter. Be interesting to see what fight he returns with. I think he ought to get back in with someone interesting asap. A fight against Miller would be a decent shout and actually Parker/Povekin would be interesting too...but Povetkin won't fight anyone with a pulse now while he waits on Joshua.


Title: Re: Joshua v Parker 31.03.18
Post by: Kevan2 on April 01, 2018, 12:31:17 PM
The ref was as bad as Joe Cortez reffing Ricky Hatton's fight. Ruined a good fight for me.


Title: Re: Joshua v Parker 31.03.18
Post by: ChicagoFightFan on April 01, 2018, 04:01:33 PM
yep, for sure its a puzzling one.

i mean, on the one hand, he has a point. he should have his original ranking and position back after those fights were annulled.and that would give him a shot at a fairly good pay day.  

however, can we honestly say that price looks like a person that wants to be anywhere near a boxing ring? he looks like someone who is undergoing extreme aversion therapy as soon as he gets in there. add to that that he has no movement, no defense, cant take a shot and hamster lungs and he is an accident waiting to happen.

all the drugs in world didnt stop teper from being a big slow pudding, and the shot he flattened him with wasnt particularly clean either. now he wants to go in against povetkin?

no, this is just madness, and someone needs to stop him because he will get hurt badly again.

Hampster lungs. Classic.  ;D


Title: Re: Joshua v Parker 31.03.18
Post by: Bonters on April 02, 2018, 06:44:09 AM
Joshua did what he needed to do to get the win and credit to him for that.  Many are frustrated that he didn't ever really open up and let Parker 'have it', which is understandable.  If you were a schoolteacher you might simply say 'Could do better' in terms of that performance from AJ.
Price got what most everybody knew he would and no responsible promoter should let him near a boxing ring again.  I see The Sun (yes, I know) are reporting this morning that Price is to carry on boxing, in which case I can only conclude the guy needs psychiatric help!  Lovely bloke but as a HW boxer he has become worse than a joke


Title: Re: Joshua v Parker 31.03.18
Post by: Red on April 02, 2018, 11:27:00 AM
Price was arguably the best heís been in a few years but the ending was no surprise.

AJ vs Parker was very dull indeed.

Overall as an entertainment spectacle it didnít ignite.


Title: Re: Joshua v Parker 31.03.18
Post by: jaff_no1 on April 02, 2018, 01:54:05 PM
Price was arguably the best heís been in a few years but the ending was no surprise.

AJ vs Parker was very dull indeed.

Overall as an entertainment spectacle it didnít ignite.
I'm looking forward to listening to all the people who moaned the fury v klitschko was boring praise aj based on that performance


Title: Re: Joshua v Parker 31.03.18
Post by: Dexter_Morgan on April 02, 2018, 03:35:17 PM
Joshua did what he needed to do to get the win and credit to him for that.  Many are frustrated that he didn't ever really open up and let Parker 'have it', which is understandable.  If you were a schoolteacher you might simply say 'Could do better' in terms of that performance from AJ.
Price got what most everybody knew he would and no responsible promoter should let him near a boxing ring again.  I see The Sun (yes, I know) are reporting this morning that Price is to carry on boxing, in which case I can only conclude the guy needs psychiatric help!  Lovely bloke but as a HW boxer he has become worse than a joke

That was only Price's 4th career defeat the other being declared a no contest after a failed drugs test and two of those defeats were to Thomson.


Title: Re: Joshua v Parker 31.03.18
Post by: jorg21 on April 06, 2018, 12:29:52 PM
Povetkin has now been made mandatory by the WBA meaning Eddie has 30 days to negotiate a contract and also was quoted as saying it looks like the shortlist of next opponents is down to Wilder and Povetkin......Povetkin it is then!


Title: Re: Joshua v Parker 31.03.18
Post by: Driscoll on April 06, 2018, 07:23:34 PM
Povetkin has now been made mandatory by the WBA meaning Eddie has 30 days to negotiate a contract and also was quoted as saying it looks like the shortlist of next opponents is down to Wilder and Povetkin......Povetkin it is then!

Itís about time Joshua was made to fight a mandatory. Its been about 2 years since he won the first title.

Would be funny if Povetkin pulled off a win. Would love to see hearns face