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20 NOVEMBER 2018

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Trainer Robert McCracken Believes Anthony Joshua ‘Ticks All The Boxes, As A Boxer

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Trainer Robert McCracken Believes Anthony Joshua ‘ticks all the boxes as a boxer and he will prove that when he defends his WBA and IBF heavyweight titles against WBO king Joseph Parker at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales on Saturday night.


Speaking at today’s press conference in London McCracken said: “Parker is a different opponent than Takam or Klitschko. He’s undefeated, so he doesn’t believe he can lose. But being fast and being calm and relaxed doesn’t prepare you for getting into a ring with Anthony Joshua. Not just the size of him, he’s very imposing in the ring, but he hits you and you don’t know where you’re getting hit. I think we’ve seen that in all of his contests to date.


“Anthony’s in great shape. He’s looking forward to the fight and he just sees it as another fight on the ladder to trying to become the undisputed champion. That’s the reason why the fight is taking place.


“Parker’s the WBO champion. He’s a good fighter. He’s unbeaten and he’s a challenge that AJ is up for.


“He ticks all the boxes. He can box. He can fight. He’s a devastating puncher, himself. And he can take a devastating shot, so he’s improving all the time. He’s learning all the time. He’s already the unified champion. He’s already an Olympic gold medalist. It’s part of the journey that he sees himself becoming the undisputed champion.”

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