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Public opinion motivating Parker to "bash" Joshua

28 March 2018

Posted in: Pacific Radio News,

By Levi Matautia-Morgan -

Joseph Parker says he's been motivated to beat Anthony Joshua by the idea most people think he will lose.

Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker at their final press conference in London. Photo/ Twitter.

Parker will fight the Englishman in Cardiff this Sunday in a heavyweight unification title fight.

The 26-year-old Parker says he knows what people think the outcome of the fight will be.

"Everyone thinks it's an easy win for him [Joshua] but that's extra motivation for us," says Parker.

"This camp has been a great camp where we've done everything right... I don't really want to say more I just want to get in there and bash him."

Despite the odds being in Joshua's favour, Parker says for his team it's going to be an "element of surprise".

"The public is underestimating myself and the team and what we can do."

Parker and Joshua had their last press conference this morning, before the bout this Sunday at 8:30am (NZT).

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