Anthony Joshua says he must “simplify the madness” of the most-anticipated fight of 2018 when he meets Joseph Parker in Cardiff on Saturday according to BBC.
The British boxer’s IBF and WBA world titles will be on the line, as will Parker’s WBO belt, in the first heavyweight unification bout held in Britain.
It is also reported that some 78,000 fans are expected at the Principality Stadium on fight night and this is a new level of scrutiny for Parker.
“If he loses composure in the ring, I will be able to tell,” said Joshua, 28 who spoke on BBC.
“Even though it’s a phenomenal atmosphere there is one ring, one referee. If I’m in any arena, you just have to simplify the madness and the chaos,” he told BBC Radio 5 live Breakfast.
In the build-up, much has been made of Joshua’s career-high weight of 18st 2lbs in defeating Carlos Takam last time out.
But, in front of about 4,000 fans at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena, he scaled 17st 4 lbs – his lowest mark since 2014 – and said the weight cut should make him “sharper”.
Parker too seemingly opted for improved speed in the ring, coming in at 16st 12 lbs, a drop of nine pounds.
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