"I'm preparing for 12-round fight so it's not a problem if it goes the decision".
The then-IBF champion's first stadium bout was the stunning defeat of Ukrainian legend Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley last April that won him the WBA (Super) and IBO heavyweight crowns. He backed away. He seemed real angry, like seriously angry - I could feel it.
But Joshua urged people to bet their money on a knockout victory for him before both fighters shared a prolonged tense face-off.
"Parker has two arms, to be simple, but he is quick and can take a punch, that's what I've heard". For now my future stops on Saturday and that is where I have got to look to. "Home advantage will help, but I do think there will be at least one scare during the fight where AJ will be caught and have to hold, but he will overcome and get the stoppage mid-rounds".
"That's why he [Joshua] wants the Whyte fight again because of the rivalry, because of the beef, so he hopes and we hope that on Tuesday, Joseph Parker, Kevin Barry and David Higgins will say the stuff they say when we're not there, when they're not looking in Joshua's eye".
'For a long time I had to rely on my strengths but over the 10 years I have improved my mental toughness.
"There's nobody dictating what I'm going to do".
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They absorbed pressure when needed and saw the game out when Netherlands pushed men forwards at the end. Goalkeeper has been a problem area for England , as has midfield.
"If I've got £20 in my pocket, I believe Anthony Joshua knocks Joseph Parker out for sure", he said.
"It would be a good fight if we can make that happen, that was a fight I was looking forward to, to be fair". I will see how I feel on fight night.
"I'm here to take those belts back". I haven't decided how yet but I am going to beat him - 100 per cent.
Joshua, who brought up the issue of what has been described as a "snubbing" of the New Zealand media, said in a cryptic way that he would knock out Parker.
During the press conference there was a veneer of respect from both sides after Higgins attempted to set the agenda with a warning for Hearn not to try to goad him and that it was time for the fighters to talk. "I'll see how I feel on fight night". I'm here to be part of history and I'm not just doing it for myself, I'm doing it for my team, my family and my country. I'm cold-blooded. Everything's thought about in my head properly.
'Every fight has been a learning fight and every camp has been a learning camp, ' he added. We love challenges, we see him as a big challenge which is the reason we want to fight him.