The fight between unbeaten WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker and Anthony Joshua is slated for Cardiff. March 31st in Cardiff. Britain and Nigeria’s Joshua, 28, who holds the IBF and WBA belts, will fight New Zealander Parker who is the WBO champion in a world heavyweight unification fight in Cardiff in March 31st.
History might be in favor of Anthony Joshua as Cardiff’s Principality stadium (where the fight will take place) is where Joshua successfully defended his titles against Carlos Takam in October. This fight is a do or die affair for Anthony Joshua as he’s putting his IBF, WBA Super and IBO belts on the line.
Anthony Joshua is not initially bragged about beating Joseph Parker as a few months ago he said “why should I be afraid of this kid from New Zealand?” but is no longer underestimating his opponent as he said
“These fights aren’t easy because there is a lot on the line – so respect to team Parker for taking the challenge. I’m looking forward to it. Training camp is underway and before you know, 31 March will be upon us.”
Parker, on the other hand, is full of ginger as he said “We’ll see his Anthony Joshua can take a punch” He went on to say “The world needs one champion. But I think I can beat anyone in the world, I would not be here if I did not believe in myself.”
It will be recalled that Anthony Joshua beat Wladimir Klitschko last April, and Should Joshua win he is expected to face the WBC champion Deontay Wilder in a hugely anticipated reunification fight later in the year.