Anthony Joshua unification fight against Joseph Parker confirmed for March 31 at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium

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Anthony Joshua will fight Joseph Parker in a highly-anticipated heavyweight unification bout on March 31 at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium.

Joshua (20-0, 20KOs) will be defending his WBA and IBF belts while Parker will be putting his own WBO strap on the line.

This will be Joshua’s second appearance at the Principality Stadium after beating Carlos Takam via an 10th-round stoppage back in Oct. 2017. It will also be his second defence of his WBA belt and fifth of his IBF.

Parker (24-0, 18KOs), who also beat Takam himself back in May 2016 via unanimous decision, first won his heavyweight title in a hard-fought majority decision victory over Andy Ruiz Jr. back in Dec. 2016.

The New Zealander has made two successful defences since victory over Ruiz. The first involved beating Razvan Cojanu before claiming a controversial majority decision victory over Hughie Fury in Manchester in Sept. 2017.

The winner of the bout will hold three of the four heavyweight belts with Deontay Wilder’s WBC version the only one missing from the entire collection.



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