Joshua, who puts his WBA, IBF and IBO belts on the line against Parker, wants to end the year as undisputed heavyweight champion
“I am leaps and bounds ahead compared to the Klitschko and Takam fights,” said Joshua, who pointed out his weight was already down to 17st 8lb, eight pounds lighter than against Takam. “I’m watching what I eat, running further and doing more than I did last year. Last week I did 20 rounds in the gym which I wasn’t even doing for Klitschko, and we’re still 11 weeks to the Parker fight.
“I think speed is in power,” he added. “When you’re heavy and you try to club these durable fighters, it’s not that simple just to go ‘boom’. Just because I’m the most muscly man, it doesn’t mean I can just hit someone and knock them out. It’s the shot that you don’t see coming that knocks you out. When I’m quicker – bang, bang, bang – that’s when I can knock my opponents down a lot easier.”
The unbeaten heavyweight champions will battle for three world titles at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on March 31
Anthony Joshua desperate to make Joseph Parker pay for ‘king of steroids’ jibe.
Anthony Joshua says "the possibilities of 2018 are great" after cementing a record-breaking year with a dogged win over Carlos Takam.
Anthony Joshua stopped Carlos Takam in the 10th round to defend his WBA and IBF world heavyweight titles.
Thank you for the support. I love British boxing because they appreciate the loser as much as the winner 🖤 pic.twitter.com/bfALfPrVn8— Anthony Joshua (@anthonyfjoshua) October 29, 2017
Bear Grylls took boxer Anthony Joshua to one of the UK’s most remote locations for new ITV ‘mission’
“I’m the king of my domain and right now I’m out of my comfort zone,” says AJ. “I hate bugs, I don’t like heights really. I’m used to being in the comfort of my living room, but I think let’s go for it. What’s the worst that can happen?”
AJ starts his journey dangling 50 feet below a helicopter, as Bear whisks him off to the notorious Commando Ridge in Cornwall - one of the UK’s most famous climbing faces and where the Royal Marines have trained since the Second World War. They climb up the exposed 70ft of granite rock, alpine traverses and sharp pinnacles. (Picture: Betty TV)
weighs in at a heavier than expected 18st 2lb
He is up against Carlos Takam in Cardiff where a capacity crowd at the Principality Stadium will be watching on as Joshua defends his IBF and WBA Super Heavyweight titles.
Joshua boasts an unblemished professional record of 19 KO wins from 19 fights, including a memorable triumph over Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley in April. Both his IBF and WBA belts are expected to be on the line.
In his 12 years as a professional boxer, Takam has suffered three defeats, with one draw and 35 victories.