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The New Zealander says too much focus was put on Joshua’s victory over the former heavyweight king in the final press conference for Saturday’s fight, live on Sky Sports Box Office, with AJ’s trainer Rob McCracken suggesting that Klitschko was a tougher proposition than Parker.

With less than two weeks to go before Joshua and Parker put their WBA, IBF and WBO belts on the line, Parker has arrived in the United Kingdom having flown in from his training camp in Las Vegas, United States of America.

Joshua weighed in at his heaviest weights for the bouts against Klitschko and Takam, weighing in at 17st 12lbs and 18st 2lbs for those respective fights, but Hearn expects Joshua will be “leaner” and “lighter” for his match-up in Cardiff on March 31 against WBO world champion Parker.