Thursday, 29 March 2018

Joshua v Parker: What must AJ prove in Cardiff unification?

When it comes to fans, participants and commentators poking holes and finding fault in its standard bearers, boxing stands apart from most other sports where due credit for champions comes a little more readily.

As he prepares to take on Joseph Parker in the hope of adding the New Zealander's WBO heavyweight title to his own WBA and IBF crowns, Anthony Joshua is faced with this peculiarity.

Gone are the days of the 2012 Olympics golden boy blazing a trail with a blistering run of quickfire knockouts. Life as the next big thing invites lower levels of scrutiny than when one becomes the current big thing, which Joshua indisputably is ahead of another 80,000 sell out at Cardiff's Principality Stadium.

Full story at Yahoo News.

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