Joshua faces Parker in heavyweight unification bout in March

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Anthony Joshua will put his good 20-fight, 20-knock-out document on the road when he takes on New Zealand’s Joseph Parker in a world heavyweight unification bout in Cardiff, Wales on March 31.

Joshua holds the WBA and IBF versions of the crown whereas Parker is the WBO champion and unbeaten in 24 contests, with 18 knockouts.

Following weeks of negotiations, the 28-yr-previous Joshua demonstrated the combat was once on in a video posted on his legit Twitter account.

“These fights aren’t simple as a result of there’s rather a lot on the road so recognize to staff Parker for taking the problem. And you recognize me, I Like this recreation,” he mentioned.

“I‘m having a look ahead to it, coaching camp is beneath way and ahead of you comprehend it, March 31st can be upon us.”

The winner of the fight will take a step in opposition to becoming the primary undisputed heavyweight champion due to the fact that Lennox Lewis in 1999.

American Deontay Wilder holds the fourth belt within the heavyweight division.

Reporting by way of Shrivathsa Sridhar; Editing by Toby Davis

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