News | Mar 30 2018

Anthony Joshua takes inspiration from Mayweather discipline ahead of Parker bout

'You can’t always be trying to please people, because you’re never going to win,' says Anthony Joshua. Declan Warrington
Anthony Joshua
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ANTHONY JOSHUA will take inspiration from Floyd Mayweather to ensure he retains his composure when he fights to unify the WBO, WBA and IBF heavyweight titles on Saturday against Joseph Parker.

A 78,000-strong crowd is expected at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium where Joshua attempts to become the first to defeat WBO champion Parker in his first fight since those present at his victory over Carlos Takam booed through dissatisfaction at its conclusion.

The challenger that night for the 28-year-old’s WBA and IBF titles was rescued in the 10th round by the referee, before Joshua could secure a convincing knockout, and after he had become angered by Takam’s headbutts.

 

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