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Higgins: Parker can definitely beat Wilder

Joseph Parker’s promoter says anyone who can punch straight with a box well will beat Deontay Wilder.

Joseph Parker Press Conference Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images
Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Joseph Parker is current in the midst of training for the biggest fight of his career when he takes on Anthony Joshua in a heavyweight title unification at the end of the month. But that doesn’t mean his promoter isn’t considering all possible future fights with a win.

One of those fights could potentially be against fellow heavyweight titleholder Deontay Wilder, but David Higgins isn’t all too concerned about that match-up. Speaking on Wilder’s latest fight with Luis Ortiz, the promoter stated:

“I think that wilder has got a dynamite right hand that can knock out any heavyweight if he lands it, but I also thought he lacked good technique.

“He was sort of wide open and I think that anyone who can box well and punch straight will beat him.

“I think that Parker can definitely beat him just by boxing well and punching straight as Wilder is there to be hit.”

Wilder, just who faced a fundamentally good boxer in Ortiz, certainly answered some questions about his chops as a top-flight heavyweight. But he did also show some vulnerabilities in there as well.

In any event, any potential fight between Parker and Wilder won’t be happening in the short term as Joshua is reported to have a rematch clause in the event he takes an L in this upcoming March 31st unification.

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