Parker vs Joshua: Anthony Joshua predicts round for Joseph Parker knock-out

Briton Anthony Joshua has displayed no shortage of confidence in his ability to overcome Joseph Parker in their upcoming title unification bout.

On Monday (NZT) he went one step further, predicting both a range of rounds and the pathway by which he sees himself sending the Kiwi to the canvas in Cardiff.

"What I've learned is that boxing is simplified when you incorporate your feet. Even though it's a game of punching people, your feet get you in and out of the way," Joshua told Sky Sports UK.

"So if I can transform what I've worked on in the gym for the last 10 to 11 weeks into the ring then hopefully I can get him out of there between six and eight."

Both fighters will be looking to maintain their unbeaten professional records at Principality Stadium on April 1 (NZT), with three major heavyweight titles at stake.

Parker has beaten 18 of his 24 opponents via knock-out, while Joshua boasts a flawless finishing record with not one of his 24 fights having gone the distance.

The majority of the British public are overlooking Parker's threat completely, viewing the Kiwi as merely a stepping stone for Joshua on his path to a blockbuster transatlantic showdown with WBC champion, Deontay Wilder.

Not so Joshua, who recognises the enormity of the challenge which awaits him.

"Joseph Parker is dedicated. He's going to come 50 per cent better than I've ever seen him before."

There's no doubting the South Aucklander will need to raise his performance to a whole new level to conquer the former Olympic champion.

Newshub.