Joseph Parker's camp fire shots at Anthony Joshua, question British champs' aerobic fitness

Joseph Parker's camp have again fired shots at British champion heavyweight Anthony Joshua ahead of their unification bout, saying Joshua's muscular frame will be his weakness.

Parker's trainer Kevin Barry says the new and technical training regimes Joshua is doing in his training camp will not help with his aerobic fitness.

"I see videos posted everywhere of him (Joshua) doing the most sophisticated, new age training methods that man has ever seen and yet he's looked very tired in his last couple of fights," Barry told Sky Sports UK.

Every time he's been asked to go on to the later rounds, he's really struggled - Joseph Parker's trainer Kevin Barry

"Every time he's been asked to go on to the later rounds, he's really struggled so that's a question for his training staff.

Over 70,000 tickets have been sold for the epic unification bout on April 1 (NZ time) in Cardiff. Source: 1 NEWS

"He wouldn't want to be slowing against Joe, because I can promise you this. Joe will be coming on in the later rounds."

Parker is currently in Las Vegas training ahead of his bout with Joshua on April 1 (NZ time).

The Kiwi WBO heavyweight champ said even though he is not as muscular as his opponent, he will be ready to go the distance in their 12 round unification fight.

"My body type even though it's not really muscular, (has) worked for us. We know that we can fight hard from round one to 12. It's all that matters," Parker told Sky Sports UK.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25:  Anthony Joshua of Great Britain celebrates after defeating Dominic Breazeale of The USA during their IBF World Heavyweight Championship bout  at The O2 Arena on June 25, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
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Heartbreak for Kiwi snowboarder Carlos Garcia Knight - slips over in final run, misses medal chance at Winter Olympics

New Zealand snowboarder Carlos Garcia Knight has missed out on a podium finish at the men's slopestyle finals at the PyeonChang Winter Olympics, after slipping over in his final run today.

Knight, 20, led the field after his first run, scoring 78.60.

He scored 52.98 on his second run and failed to improve on his score in his final run after he slipped attempting his first manoeuvre, scoring 24.35.

Knight finished fifth overall behind USA's Redmond Gerard (87.16) who won gold.

Canadian Max Parrot (86.00) won silver and fellow Canadian Mark McMorris snatched bronze with an impressive score of 85.20.


'Black does not go with everything' - NZ's Winter Olympics entrance ridiculed by ESPN writer

While it may be the pinnacle of some athletes' careers, New Zealand's entrance to this year's Winter Olympics in PyeongChang has been give a "dishonourable mention" by an ESPN writer.

As the New Zealand team entered the stadium in traditional black attire with the silver fern, ESPN's Elaine Teng deemed New Zealand's Olympic uniforms a "let-down".

"New Zealand was one of several countries to go all-black, which at the Olympics just seems like a let-down," Ms Teng wrote.

"This is one case where black does not go with everything."

New Zealand were joined on the list by Germany, who sported a tan and green combination for the Winter Olympics' opening showpiece.

"There isn't much room to go wrong in winter-wear, but Germany managed with the odd tan and green color palette," she wrote.

The New Zealand Olympic uniform has been predominently black featuring a silver fern since New Zealand's first ever team took part in the games in 1920.