Joseph Parker: Everyone had other plans, but this is God's plan

"I have a lot of respect for Wilder, but we trained very hard for this."- Parker said.

by Sead Dedovic
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Joseph Parker: Everyone had other plans, but this is God's plan
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Joseph Parker ended the year in a great way: with a victory against Deontay Wilder. Although no one expected such an outcome, Parker showed that he really is a respectable boxer. Wilder has been aware for months that this match could be a 'trap' for him. Although the majority predicted Wilder's victory and the match vs. Joshua, this outcome spoiled the plans. At the end of the match, Parker emphasized that he respects his opponent, but also that he worked hard to reach this stage and achieve victory.

"I have a lot of respect for Wilder, but we trained very hard for this. Everyone had other plans, but this is God's plan. I was really fit. I stayed calm, relaxed, stayed focused. There's always things to work on but I got the win. Merry Christmas to us," Parker said, as quoted by boxingscene.com!

Joseph Parker: He did catch me a few times on the guard

Parker confirmed that Wilder had several chances to cause him problems, but failed to do so. Parker showed maturity and readiness in the key moments of the fight. He sent a clear message to everyone that they should not underestimate him in the future. We will see what plans this great boxer has in the future.

"He did catch me a few times on the guard and it's very hard. If it landed clean then it could be a different story. Working with Andy and George and not getting out of shape was important," Parker said.

Tyson Fury decided to give advice to Parker and thus help him. Judging by what we saw, it seems that Parker took the advice and applied it. Joseph emphasized that this was also the most difficult match in his career, which once again confirms the respect he has for Wilder.

"This is massive and the best opponent I've ever faced. Tyson Fury gave us his time with sparring and was massively important."

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