Joseph Parker has every right to feel slightly aggrieved about the build up to his fight against Anthony Joshua on March 31.
It’s the biggest fight of the New Zealander’s life; an opportunity to defeat a boxer who is currently on a path to greatness.
And what does everybody want to talk about right now? Joshua versus Deontay Wilder.
Wilder, not Parker, is seen as the biggest challenge to Joshua in the heavyweight division and the Joshua versus Parker fight is seen by many as the prelude to the Brit’s meeting with the Bronze Bomber.
That could play to Parker’s strengths, though. He’s certainly been allowed to go about his business without too many disruptions.
Joshua is the consummate pro and he won’t be thinking about Wilder just yet. However his promoter, Eddie Hearn, is.
"The fight with Anthony Joshua is unquestionably the biggest fight in world boxing and anyone that knows me knows how much I would love to stage a fight like that,” Hearn said earlier in the month.
What Chisora has said about Joshua v Wilder
Tyson Fury said last year that Wilder would KO Joshua but fellow heavyweight Dereck Chisora really can’t call it.
When asked by Seconds Out who he was tipping to win, Del Boy had a simply response: whoever lands a crushing punch on the chin first.
“Listen, we both know they’re both power punchers, these guys," Chisora said. "AJ’s got a powerful right, Deontay Wilder’s got a powerful right.
“Whoever gets tagged on the chin first, it’s good night.”
Many boxing fans have predicted the same thing
It’s a predication that many boxing fans have already made on Twitter.
Chisora isn’t expecting the fight between Joshua and Wilder to be aesthetically pleasing. Instead, he’s expecting a straight brawl.
“When those two meet, it’s not going to be a boxing fight. It’s the God honest truth,” Chisora added.
“No-one’s gonna come out and say I’m gonna jab for the first two rounds, I’m gonna jab and I’m gonna give him a one-two step.
“No. It’s gonna be a brawl. Whoever gets hit on the chin first loses the fight.”
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