Joseph Parker: Everyone had other plans, but my victory is God’s plan

Joseph Parker: Everyone had other plans, but my victory is God’s plan

The New Zealander deservedly won and may have ended Wilder’s career

New Zealand heavyweight Joseph Parker shared his emotions after defeating the former world champion Deontay Wilder in one of the central confrontations of the boxing evening “Day of Reckoning” in Riyadh.

“I have a lot of respect for Wilder, but we trained really hard for this fight. Everyone had other plans, but this is God’s plan. I was in good shape. I remained calm, relaxed, focused. There is always something to work on, but I won. Merry Christmas to us.”

“He caught me standing up a few times, it was very hard. If the blows had gone clean, it would have been a completely different story. It was important to work with Andy [Ли] and George and stay in shape.”

“Wilder is tremendous and the best opponent I have ever faced. Tyson Fury gave us his time in sparring and was extremely important.”

Let us remind you that in one of the two main fights of the “Day of Reckoning” boxing evening in Riyadh on the night of December 23-24, 31-year-old Parker defeated 38-year-old American Wilder by unanimous decision – 118:111, 118:110, 120: 108.

After the defeat, Wilder hinted at his possible retirement from boxing.

Parker fought his fourth fight in 2023. He previously defeated Jack Massey, Faiga Opela and Simon Keane.

In another central fight of the event, Anthony Joshua confidently dealt with Otto Wallin.

Source: Sportarena

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