For a quiet man not prone to bouts of trash-talking, Joseph Parker offered a dramatic message of intent yesterday as the World Boxing Organisation heavyweight champion revealed his "sole mission is to smash to bits the man with the glass chin".
The seventeen stone 6ft4ins tall Samoan was referring to Anthony Joshua, as contracts come close to being finalised for these two huge heavyweight world champions to contest three of the world titles in ten or eleven weeks time, most likely in front of 80,000 fans in Cardiff, and watched by millions through the lucrative prism of pay-per-view television.
Both men are undefeated, and these three belts – WBO, plus the Briton's World Boxing Association and International Boxing Federation belts – are on the table, remarkably, for the first time ever in a heavyweight unification fight.
The New Zealander, speaking exclusively with The Sunday Telegraph just...
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