ANTHONY JOSHUA seems to be decided on keeping a cool head for his purple-scorching showdown with Joseph Parker by plunging into an ice bath.
Watford’s WBA and IBF heavyweight world champion takes on New Zealand’s WBO boss on March 31 in Cardiff.
And Eddie Hearn – AJ’s grasp matchmaker – says the Wales struggle shall be a greater problem than the potential battle with WBC champ Deontay Wilder.
The Bronze Bomber bashed up Cuban southpaw Luis Ortiz final weekend and as soon as once more referred to as out Workforce GB’s golden boy.
However promoter Hearn says the untested Kiwi is a greater problem than forty-zero tremendous-puncher Wilder.
Writing for the Mail about Wilder, Hearn stated: “The fight with Anthony Joshua is certainly the most important fight in world boxing and anybody that is aware of me is aware of how a lot I might like to stage a fight like that.
“Additionally, if you already know Anthony you’ll know he’ll fight anybody however for now there is just one factor on his thoughts – Joseph Parker in a backbone-tingling unification match up on March 31.
“I anticipate Parker to pose lots of issues on this fight, maybe much more than Wilder. If AJ does the enterprise in Cardiff I consider there’s each probability you will notice Joshua v Wilder in 2018.
“Deontay Wilder had a very thrilling mud-up with Luis Ortiz on the weekend. It was simply the most important check of Wilder's profession and credit score to him for coming via it.
"I struggled to provide Deontay a spherical within the fight outdoors of the fifth and within the seventh spherical he was utterly gone.
“The fee docs gave him a a lot-wanted 20 seconds as they assessed him however he then confirmed immense coronary heart to return again and cease Ortiz within the tenth spherical.
This was the primary actual check of Deontay's profession and you must give the WBC world champion a lot of respect for the best way he got here via.”
ANTHONY JOSHUA appears decided on keeping a cool head for his purple-scorching showdown with Joseph Parker by plunging into an ice bath.