Parker vs Joshua: Hughie Fury gives 'world class' Kiwi heavyweight 'good chance' to beat Brit

British heavyweight boxer Hughie Fury believes Joseph Parker has a 'good chance' at beating Anthony Joshua when the two square off in the ring on April 1 (NZ time).

The 26-year-old Parker will face Joshua in a unification bout for the Kiwi's WBO title, and the Brit's IBF and WBA crowns at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.

Parker has been far from impressive in his last three fights where he has failed to record a knockout, including in his most recent clash against Fury last October.

Speaking to Youtube site IFL TV, 23-year-old Fury is confident Parker can give Joshua a run for his money.

"Parker's a world-class fighter, styles can upset. Parker has as good a chance as anyone to beat Joshua", Fury told IFL TV.

"It will be a good fight to see, but believe me, like I say, styles mix and match. With me and Parker, if you look back at the fight Parker couldn't even hit me, with the movement. But obviously, you'll see he will hit Joshua a lot more than he hit me."

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has previously spoken out about how Parker must be mobile in the ring and keep moving his feet if he is to withstand Joshua who is 5cm taller than the Aucklander.

"Parker will also have to be mobile which I think he will do a pretty good job of," Wilder told RadioLIVE.

"He is going to have to continue to punch while he moves and keep his head moving. If he can do that, he will see openings and see some of the weakness Joshua has."

Fury shared similar thoughts to Wilder, saying fast hands and having the ability to keep active in the ring is crucial.

"If Parker stands still and stands in front of him then I believe Joshua will knock him out because he can hit like a mule.

"If Parker uses his fast hands and keeps moving... he could give Joshua a few problems and I believe he will."

Fury is currently preparing for a fight against British heavyweight champion Sam Sexton for his Lonsdale belt in Bolton, England in May.

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