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Anthony Joshua Vs Joseph Parker Heavyweight Fight Confirmed For March 31 by phoenixthefirst(m): 9:14pm On Jan 14, 2018
The three-belt heavyweight unification fight between Britain's Anthony Joshua and New Zealand's Joseph Parker will take place at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium on March 31 on Sky Sports Box Office, it was confirmed this morning.

Joshua and Parker agreed to put their IBF, WBA Super, IBO and WBO belts and unbeaten records on the line, putting the triumphant victor within touching distance of becoming the first undisputed heavyweight champion of the world since Lennox Lewis in 1999.

After an intense two months of negotiation, the contest is expected to generate upwards of £35million. Parker told The Telegraph exclusively yesterday that he would "smash Joshua's glass chin".

Joshua, of course, has other ideas. “I would like to announce the official news that myself and Joseph Parker will be fighting on March 31 at Principality Stadium in Cardiff. 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. Stay tuned for more news and I will see you all soon, God bless.”

WBO champion Parker said he was relieved the contractual negotiations had now been concluded as he could now fully concentrate on the job in hand. “Anthony Joshua is in for a huge shock,” Parker said. “A couple of months ago I heard him say ‘why should I be worried about this little kid from New Zealand’?

“Well, now he’s about to find out. And the world is about to find out whether AJ can really take a punch. My entire existence is now devoted to proving what the boxing world already knows.”

Joshua returns to the scene of his last action in the ring, where Carlos Takam became his 20th win inside the distance from his 20 professional fights, the fourth defence of his IBF crown and first of the WBA Super and IBO belts he landed in his epic, dramatic battle with Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium last April.

“I'm delighted to get this fight made – it’s been a long time coming,” said Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn. “Champions should fight Champions and AJ continues to step up to the challenges.

“It's the first time in history that two reigning heavyweight world champions have met in Britain and it’s a classic match-up between two young, fast, undefeated belt holders and it’s going to be an explosive fight. This is another huge unification fight for Anthony as he continues to make history in the quest to become undisputed world heavyweight champion.”

Parker’s last fight was his first in England as he defended his WBO belt for the second time, outpointing Hughie Fury, cousin of former world champion Tyson Fury, in Manchester in September, moving to 24-0 with the win. The 26-year-old became New Zealand’s first heavyweight world champion when he landed the WBO strap in December 2016 against the undefeated Mexican American star Andy Ruiz in Auckland. Parker had defended the crown for the first time against giant Romanian Razvan Cojanu last May.

Parker’s promoter David Higgins paid tribute to Hearn and Matchroom Boxing for the up-front way they had handled negotiations.

“Eddie has been great to work with from day one,” Higgins said. “I know we ruffled a few feathers along the way but, as Eddie acknowledged, when you come from a small country and people perceive you as a small player, sometimes you’ve got to make a bit of noise. “New Zealand might be a tiny country on the other side of the world but it has a hugely proud sporting tradition – and a particularly strong tradition when it comes to whipping mother England.



https://www.google.com/amp/www.telegraph.co.uk/boxing/2018/01/14/anthony-joshua-vs-joseph-parker-heavyweight-fight-confirmed/amp/

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Re: Anthony Joshua Vs Joseph Parker Heavyweight Fight Confirmed For March 31 by akeentech(m): 10:08pm On Jan 14, 2018
Nothing make me happier today than this:

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Re: Anthony Joshua Vs Joseph Parker Heavyweight Fight Confirmed For March 31 by nairavsdollars(f): 10:08pm On Jan 14, 2018
Arrangee fight
Re: Anthony Joshua Vs Joseph Parker Heavyweight Fight Confirmed For March 31 by lordm(m): 10:08pm On Jan 14, 2018
R grin
Re: Anthony Joshua Vs Joseph Parker Heavyweight Fight Confirmed For March 31 by EddieCAD(m): 10:08pm On Jan 14, 2018
I will be back to comment properly...
Re: Anthony Joshua Vs Joseph Parker Heavyweight Fight Confirmed For March 31 by Nobody: 10:08pm On Jan 14, 2018
Wow... Gonna be interesting... Can't wait
Re: Anthony Joshua Vs Joseph Parker Heavyweight Fight Confirmed For March 31 by oshe11: 10:08pm On Jan 14, 2018
Just feels good seeing this guy Joshua

The money and advice I gave to him was obviously used judiciously

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Re: Anthony Joshua Vs Joseph Parker Heavyweight Fight Confirmed For March 31 by akeentech(m): 10:08pm On Jan 14, 2018
If you don't know where to make money like Joshua I can show you one.

Check my sig
Re: Anthony Joshua Vs Joseph Parker Heavyweight Fight Confirmed For March 31 by coolcacuz: 10:09pm On Jan 14, 2018
Ok
Re: Anthony Joshua Vs Joseph Parker Heavyweight Fight Confirmed For March 31 by MRAKBEE(m): 10:09pm On Jan 14, 2018
Interesting
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Re: Anthony Joshua Vs Joseph Parker Heavyweight Fight Confirmed For March 31 by frankobaba(m): 10:09pm On Jan 14, 2018
Ok....let me come and be going

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Re: Anthony Joshua Vs Joseph Parker Heavyweight Fight Confirmed For March 31 by Emekus92(m): 10:09pm On Jan 14, 2018
make I start to dey gather money now bcoz I won watch am live
Re: Anthony Joshua Vs Joseph Parker Heavyweight Fight Confirmed For March 31 by hazan041(m): 10:09pm On Jan 14, 2018
Joshua we dey ur back
No fear wink

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Re: Anthony Joshua Vs Joseph Parker Heavyweight Fight Confirmed For March 31 by toxicbrain: 10:10pm On Jan 14, 2018
can't wait sha
Re: Anthony Joshua Vs Joseph Parker Heavyweight Fight Confirmed For March 31 by MrMoney007: 10:10pm On Jan 14, 2018
I don't know sports and female fixed weave-on which one is more fixed
Re: Anthony Joshua Vs Joseph Parker Heavyweight Fight Confirmed For March 31 by slawomir: 10:10pm On Jan 14, 2018
na them sabi
make them kill their self on that day
Re: Anthony Joshua Vs Joseph Parker Heavyweight Fight Confirmed For March 31 by oshe11: 10:11pm On Jan 14, 2018
[quote author=akeentech post=64202716][/quote]wats up
Re: Anthony Joshua Vs Joseph Parker Heavyweight Fight Confirmed For March 31 by MrsNwaAmaikpe(f): 10:12pm On Jan 14, 2018
shocked shocked
Re: Anthony Joshua Vs Joseph Parker Heavyweight Fight Confirmed For March 31 by prodiG(m): 10:12pm On Jan 14, 2018
Time to confirm whether Anthony Joshua truly has a glass jaw.I hope AJ wins because i want to see how he'll fare against Deontay Wilder AKA the bronze bomber.That fight will be epic grin

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Re: Anthony Joshua Vs Joseph Parker Heavyweight Fight Confirmed For March 31 by Krafty006: 10:13pm On Jan 14, 2018
Aj.....sandals slippers @ dozen prices , check my profile
Re: Anthony Joshua Vs Joseph Parker Heavyweight Fight Confirmed For March 31 by paradigmshift(m): 10:13pm On Jan 14, 2018
Joseph Parker dope though .

aj e no go easy for u o
Re: Anthony Joshua Vs Joseph Parker Heavyweight Fight Confirmed For March 31 by narutop: 10:19pm On Jan 14, 2018
Joseph Parker get well soon in advance grin

Joshua go boom that your face.

Would have love to see anthony joshua vs deontay wilder

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Re: Anthony Joshua Vs Joseph Parker Heavyweight Fight Confirmed For March 31 by Nobody: 10:19pm On Jan 14, 2018
MrMoney007:
I don't know sports and female fixed weave-on which one is more fixed
Both fighters are undefeated and both fighters are champions. Why would anyone of them agree to having the fight fixed?

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Re: Anthony Joshua Vs Joseph Parker Heavyweight Fight Confirmed For March 31 by ettybaba(m): 10:19pm On Jan 14, 2018
AJ do us proud once again.
God be with you.
Re: Anthony Joshua Vs Joseph Parker Heavyweight Fight Confirmed For March 31 by Sage7(m): 10:19pm On Jan 14, 2018
AJ owns this.

His real match is Deontay Wilder.

I dey fear for AJ. Wilder is a beast.

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Re: Anthony Joshua Vs Joseph Parker Heavyweight Fight Confirmed For March 31 by Josephamstrong1(m): 10:20pm On Jan 14, 2018
It's 'bout to go down.
Bro, Joshua this one na anu okpo o.
Meanwhile...

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Re: Anthony Joshua Vs Joseph Parker Heavyweight Fight Confirmed For March 31 by koolaid87: 10:23pm On Jan 14, 2018
Bring it on
Re: Anthony Joshua Vs Joseph Parker Heavyweight Fight Confirmed For March 31 by themonk(m): 10:23pm On Jan 14, 2018
If he fight goes the distance joshua would wins because joshua is more of a skilled boxer and thus would have more points. It is almost impossible to knock out joseph parker, he hasnt even been knocked out in sparring sessions. If there would be a knockout in the fight sorry to say but it might be joshua getting knocked out. He has been knocked out time and time again during sparring, even 20 years old daniel Dubois knocked him out, lawrence okolie knocked him out and david price knocked him out all these were during sparring but it counts. Wladmir Klichko also knocked him down during their fight. Anthony Joshua has a glass chin while Joseph Parker has an iron chin but anthony joshua is the big guy here and is also very well skilled while Joseph parker is the smaller guy.
Summary
Good Chin: Joseph Parker
Skills: Anthony Joshua
Size: Anthony Joshua (but size comes with downsides like loss of stamina, when your upper part is bigger than your lower part, you tend to swing around your centre of gravity(your waist) when you punch.
Gas Tank:Joseph Parker (anthony joshua gasses out quickly because of his size)


prodiG:
Time to confirm whether Anthony Joshua truly has a glass jaw.I hope AJ wins because i want to see how he'll fare against Deontay Wilder AKA the bronze bomber.That fight will be epic grin
I can't wait for deontay wilder to fight the winner and unify the heavyweight division.

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Re: Anthony Joshua Vs Joseph Parker Heavyweight Fight Confirmed For March 31 by Lanre4uonly(m): 10:23pm On Jan 14, 2018
It is noted. AJ, all the best to you.
Re: Anthony Joshua Vs Joseph Parker Heavyweight Fight Confirmed For March 31 by prodiG(m): 10:25pm On Jan 14, 2018
hazan041:
Joshua we dey ur back
No fear wink
Hope say you go dey him back when him go dey collect.The new zealander is undefeated so don't think it'll be a cakewalk

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