Joshua confirms Parker fight holds March 31

January 14th, 2018

Anthony Joshua will fight Joseph Parker in a highly-anticipated heavyweight unification bout onA�March 31A�at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium.

Joshua (20-0, 20KOs) will be defending his WBA and IBF belts while Parker will be putting his own WBO strap on the line.

This will be Joshua’s second appearance at the Principality Stadium after beating Carlos Takam via a 10th-round stoppage back in Oct. 2017. It will also be his second defence of his WBA belt and fifth of his IBF.

“I would like to announce the official news that myself and Joseph Parker will be fighting onA�March 31A�at Principality Stadium in Cardiff,” said Joshua.

“It is a unification Heavyweight championship fight, we all know what happened last time I was in a unification Heavyweight championship fight, it was gruelling, it was interesting and we both left the ring with masses of respect.

“These fights aren’t easy because there is a lot on the line, so respect to team Parker for taking the challenge. And you know me, I love this game. I am looking forward to it, training camp is underway and before you know it March 31 will be upon us.a�?

Parker (24-0, 18KOs), who also beat Takam himself back in May 2016 via unanimous decision, first won his heavyweight title in a hard-fought majority decision victory over Andy Ruiz Jr. back in Dec. 2016, and the WBO champion believes Joshua is in for a “huge shock” onMarch 31

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