Current IBF, WBA and IBO world heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua is set to face WBO world heavyweight champion Joseph Parker, from New Zealand, in the ring tomorrow on Saturday 31 March. All but the IBO belt will be up for grabs in a winner takes all bout, the first major one of 2018.
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But who can forget that memorable April evening at the O2 when Joshua overcame a knockdown to eclipse Wladimir Klitschko? That performance announced him as the real deal.And he kept his perfect twenty fight unbeaten record with a twentieth knockout when accounting for Carlos Takam in Cardiff in October.
Joshua vs Parker: What belts are on the line?
The heavyweight contest will unify three of the division’s straps.
Joshua is putting his WBA and IBF titles on the line with Parker defending his WBO belt.
The winner will leave south Wales with three of four world heavyweight titles – American Deontay Wilder holds the other (WBC).
Wilder could be Joshua’s next opponent if he sees off Parker, which would give the Brit the chance to become the undisputed world heavyweight champion.
Anthony Joshua vs Joseph Parker: When is it?
Anthony Joshua will lock gloves with Joseph Parker this coming Saturday 31 March at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium. A set time for the two heavyweights to enter the ring hasn’t been given just yet, but they shouldn’t enter any later than 10.30pm BST.
Where is the fight taking place and when will the ring walks begin?
Anthony Joshua v Joseph Parker is at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium on Saturday 31 March.
The fight is likely to start between 10.00pm and 10.30pm.
Whoever wins the fight will have to get back into the ring with WBC champion Deontay Wilder – who may be ringside on Saturday – at a later date.
When does talkSPORT’s exclusive coverage start?
At 8pm, with coverage of the undercard before the main event. Adam Catterall, Dom McGuinness, John Rawling, Glenn McCrory and Dillian Whyte will be ringside at the Principality Stadium.
What are the odds?
Anthony Joshua: 1/9
Joseph Parker: 6/1
Joshua vs Parker undercard
Anthony Joshua vs Joseph Parker (WBA and IBF & WBO heavyweight titles)
Alexander Povetkin vs David Price (WBA and WBO heavyweight inter-continental and international titles)
Ryan Burnett vs Yonfrez Parejo (WBA bantamweight title)
Anthony Crolla vs Edson Ramirez (lightweight)
Joe Cordina vs Hakim Ben Ali (WBA lightweight title – currently vacant)
Josh Kelly vs Carlos Molina (WBA international welterweight title -currently vacant)
Morgan Jones vs Mose Auimatagi Jr (super middleweight)
Sean McGoldrick vs Ricky Little
Joshua Buatsi vs Bartlomiej Grafka (light-heavyweight)