Anthony Joshua, Joseph Parker heavyweight unification fight confirmed for March

Anthony Joshua, Joseph Parker heavyweight unification fight confirmed for March

Anthony Joshua, Joseph Parker heavyweight unification fight confirmed for March

"These fights aren't easy because there is a lot on the line, so respect to Team Parker for taking the challenge", Joshua said.

The victor of the clash is likely to face WBC champion Deontay Wilder in another unification bout this summer.

Joshua is 20-0 and Parker 24-0. My entire existence is now devoted to proving what the boxing world already knows'.

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

To avoid the mind games I'd expect him to switch off from what they say about him completely.

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"You never really can tell what sort of weight [Joshua is] going to be, but I know Joseph Parker will definitely be coming in a little lighter than he was for the Hughie Fury fight".

Even in the face of hardcore trash talk from long time bitter rival Dillian Whyte Joshua managed to keep his composure right through the build-up and save his fury for fight night when he viciously knocked his rival out.

The American, whose three-year reign as champion is the longest in the division, wants a fight with Joshua, calling the British Olympic gold medal victor out after beating Bermane Stiverne in November. Joshua's promoters Matchroom Boxing confirmed the deal on Sunday, concluding weeks of fractious negotiations between the two sides.

It is a unification Heavyweight championship fight, we all know what happened last time I was in a unification Heavyweight championship fight against Wladimir Klitschko a year ago.

"It's the first time in history that two reigning heavyweight world champions have met in Britain".

"Joseph Parker is the absolute epitome of the Kiwi sporting battler", said Higgins. "It certainly won't be a shock to me when he beats Anthony Joshua and takes his titles back home to New Zealand". "2018 is set to be yet another exciting chapter in the stadium's illustrious history!"

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