Published: 12:36 | 14/1/18

Joshua-Parker bout agreed


Anthony Joshua will face Joseph Parker in a heavyweight title bout on 31 March.

The Briton will meet the Kiwi at the Principality Stadium, where Joshua last defended his WBA and IBF belts against Carlos Takam, with both belts on the line, along with Parker's WBO belt. 

The winner will in all likelihood face Deontay Wilder, holder of the WBC belt, to crown a unified heavyweight champion across the four recognised divisions for the first time in history.

"I like to fight, that's the main objective, and it's showing I'm never shy of a competition," said Joshua.

"He's a respectable competitor, he is the WBO heavyweight champion of the world, so it's like one step closer to adding a strap to my legacy. That's what makes it exciting."

Image: Getty/ Richard Heathcote

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