Joseph Parker analyses potential fights with Anthony Joshua, Tony Bellew, Tyson Fury and more

Joseph Parker defends his WBO heavyweight title against Razvan Cojanu
Image: Joseph Parker reveals tactics he would employ against five heavyweight rivals

WBO champion Joseph Parker has given his verdict on five heavyweight rivals and reveals how he would topple these opponents when the first bell rings.

The unbeaten New Zealander is preparing to defend his WBO heavyweight belt against Hughie Fury and has voiced his desire for a future unification clash with Anthony Joshua if he retains his title.

Parker has analysed five opponents and gives a few hints about his possible game plan.

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Joseph Parker believes Anthony Joshua will soon target his WBO title

Anthony Joshua

Anthony Joshua
Image: Anthony Joshua holds the WBA 'super' and IBF titles

The Wladimir Klitschko fight showed that he could get knocked down, but you know he showed a lot of heart to get back up and when everyone is counting him out, he could come back and spoil Klitschko's plan.

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He's solid, he's got a lot of power. For me, I would use a lot of movement, speed and smash his body. His strength is coming forward, putting on pressure. He's confident and like I said, he's got a lot of power.

Tony Bellew

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 04:  David Haye (black trunks) and Tony Bellew (blue trunks) in action during their Heavyweight contest at The O2 Arena on March 4,
Image: Tony Bellew has called for a world title fight with Parker after defeating David Haye

I actually haven't watched a lot of him. The David Haye fight I watched though - I see him as a smart fighter. I think he likes to talk, but he backed it up in the last fight. He's a fighter who has a lot of confidence in himself.

I would use my weight and my height, put pressure on him, and chase him down.

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Tyson Fury

Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko in action during their Heavyweight World title fight
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He's a smart fighter. He used the ring well with Wladimir Klitschko and used his reach well. He was a little bit cheeky in the ring with him and I think that's what brought Klitschko down a bit. Klitschko was a bit worried about what he was doing.

My tactics against him, I would get inside, chase him down. A lot of speed, a lot of combinations, and a lot of movement.

David Haye

David Haye
Image: David Haye is recovering from an operation on his Achilles

I still think he's dangerous. Tony Bellew said in his interview that David Haye hit really hard, so you've got to respect that.

He's got a lot of speed, so I would have to use a lot of movement. He's got power obviously and he's a good counter-puncher. I would move around, try and box him a bit like Bellew did.

Deontay Wilder

Deontay Wilder is the current WBC world heavyweight champ
Image: Deontay Wilder is the reigning WBC champion

I think Deontay Wilder has got a big right hand. I think everything else is a bit average. With him, a lot of movement, and then I would try and catch his chin.

I think I can expose a lot of vulnerabilities with Wilder and I think he can also expose a lot of things with me. It just depends who trains hardest and who is more ready on the day.

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