Joshua vs Parker: Carl Froch believes Anthony Joshua enjoys high-profile pressure

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Carl Froch suggests Anthony Joshua coming in lighter than his last fight could be a big factor against Joseph Parker

Anthony Joshua relishes the pressure his world title fights bring, says Carl Froch.

The IBF and WBA 'Super' heavyweight champion looked relaxed as he weighed in ahead of his unification showdown with Joseph Parker, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

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I just think he's so happy to be performing at the top level and embracing the fans. He just loves it and you can see that.
Carl Froch

Joshua came in at 17st 4lbs 2oz in comparison to Parker's 16st 12lbs 7oz, but Froch laughed off any suggestions that the magnitude of Saturday's fight will also have an effect on him.

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Image: Anthony Joshua loves the big-time events, says Carl Froch

"He is more used to being in big weigh-ins like this and he's done this in Cardiff before, with [Carlos] Takam," he told Sky Sports.

"Does he care? Is he bothered? I just think he's so happy to be performing at the top level and embracing the fans. He just loves it and you can see that.

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Joshua and Parker weigh-in ahead of Saturday's fight at the Principality Stadium exclusively live on Sky Sports Box Office.

"He's talking about fighting for the next 10 years. With me, even when I was a world champion, I didn't want to do another 10 years!

"Weigh-ins can get messy, fight nights are hard work and horrible and you get injured.

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"It's just a tough, tough business but Joshua relishes the whole occasion and just enjoys himself which is why he does it so well."

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