Parker had been in pain for the last two years, but the New Zealander went under knife before Christmas to resolve the issues that were hampering him. "I've been a professional orthopaedic shoulder and elbow specialist for over 15 years so this is a very common surgery for me to do", Ball said.
Joshua weighed 18st 2lbs against Carlos Takam, which was noticeably heavier than in his victory against Wladimir Klitschko when he weighed in at 17st 12lbs. Then a shot came at the vacant WBO belt that December against Andy Ruiz. But it's a little disrespectful.
The media is keen to anoint a new king of heavyweight boxing and they see to have settled on Joshua to fill that role.
Lupesoliai's promoter, Segiali'i David Higgins, couldn't agree more.
Sitting alongside trainer Kevin Barry and promoter David Higgins, Parker is warm and amusing, but with an occasional edge of steel. "We want to make sure that everything is done correctly, and everything is done the right way". But, for the hype around the British fighter to continue to grow after the bout, he must win it convincingly.
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The Kiwi is the lesser fancied fighter for the April 1 fight in Cardiff.
Joshua stirred the pot on Thursday when he admitted he didn't like Parker, calling him "weird".
"I mean ahead of his last two or three fights there are definite differences and things are really on song".
Segiali'i wondered if Joshua was losing his focus.
"Joe has always had a knockout punch, but I can tell you this: Joe is delivering a lot faster, a lot snappier, he's throwing a lot more punches, and he's a lot happier than he was".
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"Joshua vs. Parker will be the 12th Heavyweight World championship match on SHOWTIME since Deontay Wilder won his title in 2015, an undisputed industry-leading offering in boxing's preeminent division". "I'm talking about everything". "That's not trash, it's fact", Segiali'i. "It's a fight he wants again, and something I would be interested in".
"The surgeon sat down when he looked at the initial damage and said 'How was he able to perform at an elite level?'".
"It's his decision but it's disrespectful", Parker said.
And, if current IBF and WBA champion Joshua needed any extra motivation, a war of words with Parker in the build-up has only served to add fuel to his fire. "Unfortunately, one of them is going to get knocked out, we believe that is going to be Joseph Parker". He is an Olympic gold medalist, a world heavyweight boxing champion, and regularly sells out the biggest stadiums Britain has to offer.
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