Joshua: I have no respect for Parker for demonising me


Anthony Joshua

Anthony Joshua says he has “no respect” for Joseph Parker’s attempts to “demonise” his reputation in order to secure a heavyweight unification bout.

During a news conference last month, WBO world champion Parker offered money for footage of the Briton being knocked down during sparring.

Joshua said the 25-year-old was “trying to mislead the public’s opinion”.

“I think it’s not nice, I don’t really respect it and I have no time for it,” said the IBF and WBA champion, 28.

“What’s he trying? Be the big bully? Demonise everything I have done?”

Speaking to BBC Sport he added: “In Formula 1, golf, tennis, rugby, they are very classy people, respectable about their peers.

“Then you have people like Joseph Parker holding a press conference talking about everything he thinks I am.”

Parker’s news conference, which featured a video…

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