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Joshua: Forget the humble sh*t, I hurt Parker a few times and bust his eye!

Anthony Joshua talks about what worked in his win over Joseph Parker

Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Anthony Joshua fielded some media questions in his post-fight press conference following his title unification with Joseph Parker. Here’s what he had to say about why he featured his left hand in this fight.

“I wouldn’t say [my right hand] was reluctant but when something’s working why try to change it?

“I knew how to break Parker down and I knew how to put him in a position where he couldn’t do much back. Throwing the right hand at times would’ve been in a position where he could’ve counter me, so I hold it back and continued working that left hook and that’s why the lead hand was the most important hand in this fight...

“Every time he came forward I would just ram that jab in his face. And every time I threw that right hand he would slip down [to his right] and that’s why he was ending up [under my arm pit].

“I know I was supposed to be in with the fastest heavyweight in the world and I beat him to the majority of punches...he was supposed to know me out tonight — didn’t happen. And yeah, actually, forget the humble shit, I did hurt him a few times, and I bust his eye as well.” [Editor’s Note: ...bust his eye with an elbow, which was clearly demonstrated on replay.]

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