IBF, IBO, WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (20-0, 20 KOs) has discovered quite a few flaws about his upcoming opponent, WBO champion Joseph Parker (24-0, 18 KOs).
The two fighters finalized a deal to collide in a high stakes unification on March 31 at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. The fight will be carried by Showtime and Sky Sports Box Office.
"I like to fight, that's the main objective, and it's showing I'm never shy of a competition. He's a respectable competitor, he is the WBO heavyweight champion of the world, so it's like one step closer to adding a strap to my legacy. That's what makes it exciting," Joshua told Sky Sports.
One fight in particular that Joshua studied was Parker's most recent victory, which saw the New Zealand boxer win a twelve round decision over undefeated mandatory challenger Hughie Fury.
Parker traveled to Manchester last September, to satisfy the mandatory obligation.
Parker has some trouble catching up with Fury, who never stopped moving and was always on his toes in the bout.
Joshua felt Parker showed no ring generalship in the bout and had no idea on how to cut off the ring.
"He hasn't been taught ring generalship and how to cut off the ring, because he was following him around. You need to be able to corner your opponent, but nevertheless he got the win, which is always the main objective," Joshua said.
"Ring generalship is always important, but this is the situation with the heavyweight division at the minute is that the champions are still learning fighters. I won't pick too many faults yet. He's still learning."
Parker is regarded as having a very solid chin. He's never been in serious trouble, and he's never been down as a pro or an amateur.
If Parker's chin is indeed the real deal, Joshua already has a plan in mind - he's going to target the body from the start.
He intends to dig big hooks to Parker's body in the early rounds to soften him up for the head shots.
"I'm going to smash him up to the body. What slowed [Carlos] Takam down is when I started punching him to the stomach. Jab to the stomach, right hand to the stomach. If someone has got a strong head, you hit them to the body. It's quite simple so if Parker's got a granite chin, I'll weaken his body down," Joshua said.