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Joshua vs Parker: David Haye expects ‘very, very good fight’

David Haye, who has watched Joseph Parker train, expects a good clash on Saturday.

Tony Bellew and David Haye Press Conference Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images
Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Former cruiserweight and heavyweight titleholder David Haye has gotten an up-close look at training for WBO heavyweight titleholder Joseph Parker, and expects the New Zealander and Anthony Joshua to have a “very, very good fight” when they meet on Saturday in Cardiff.

From Sky Sports:

“[Parker] seems cool, he seems calm, he seems focused. His weight looks good, his team are very comfortable. The gym is two minutes away. Everything behind the scenes in Team Parker seems calm, seems confident, and I’m expecting a very, very good fight.”

... “Everybody has an idea, everybody is confident that they have the key to beat Anthony Joshua, and every single person who has tried, has ended up unconscious. ... Anthony Joshua is an absolute monster of a man. The reality of Anthony Joshua, once he starts punching the face, gets real pretty quick.”

Haye is currently getting ready for his own fight on May 5, a rematch with Tony Bellew. But the eyes of the boxing world are for now squarely on this Joshua-Parker fight, and Haye has proven over the years, working for Sky in particular, to be a solid analyst.

He’s seen Parker get ready and expects a good fight. What are you expecting on Saturday?

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