Anthony Joshua raises Joseph Parker threat level with Deontay Wilder dig

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Laid-back champion suggests the unbeaten New Zealander is a more dangerous proposition than the ‘one-punch American’

Heavyweights are not supposed to be laid-back – unless they have walked on to a left hook. But Anthony Joshua, elegant in his black, tailored tracksuit, embroidered with his “AJBxng” motif, his massive fists housed inside designer gloves and an initialled baseball cap perched on his head, is almost spookily relaxed, oozing menace and low-key glamour in equal measure.

At the Principality Stadium in Cardiff a week on Saturday, as many as 80,000 fans will hope to witness their world heavyweight champion throw off his languid mien and explode into life to knock out the unbeaten New Zealander, Joseph Parker – who owns the WBO’s slice of the championship – and continue his glorious ascent to sporting sainthood. Joshua knows it will not be that easy.

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