Sport

Anthony Joshua to fight Joseph Parker in Cardiff on March 31

Anthony Joshua to fight Joseph Parker in Cardiff on March 31”

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

"It's the first time in history that two reigning heavyweight world champions have met in Britain". "A couple of months ago I heard him say 'Why should I be anxious about this little kid from New Zealand?'" Parker said.

World Boxing Association and International Boxing Federation belt holder Joshua and World Boxing Organisation champion Parker will go toe-to-toe in the Principality Stadium in the Welsh capital.

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

"It is a unification heavyweight championship fight". "Champions should fight Champions and AJ continues to step up to the challenges".

An agreement was expected to be reached with talks between the two fighters' representatives having been held over recent weeks.

Parker is undefeated in his 24 professional fights, with 18 of those wins by knockout.

Anthony Joshua and Carl Froch
GETTY Carl Froch with Anthony Joshua after he beat Wladimir Klitschko

The 28-year-old will look to defend his IBF, WBA and IBO belts against New Zealander Parker, who is making the third defence of his WBO strap which he won against Andy Ruiz in December 2016.

"Eddie has been great to work with from day one", Higgins said. My promoters are focused on what they have to do and I know what I have to do - train hard, be mentally strong, be in great shape and put in a great performance.

He acknowledged that he "ruffled a few feathers along the way" during negotiations, including a holding a press conference to showcase Joshua's "suspect chin", but said it was necessary when you came from a small country and you were perceived as a "small player".

"Joseph Parker is the absolute epitome of the Kiwi sporting battler", said Higgins.

The 29-year-old said his team settled for Parker because negotiations with WBC champion, Deontay Wilder, have proved too hard.

"He's never been stopped, never even been wobbled in the ring. 2018 is set to be yet another exciting chapter in the stadium's illustrious history!"

Matchroom's official Twitter account posted a message to say that dates for tickets are to be released soon along with price and travel packages.

More news: Housley says more than $150K raised for Senate race



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


14 January 2018
United Kingdom party suspends leader's girlfriend over Markle remarks
In the conversation, she also targets ethnic minorities in general, saying they are "pushing their way to the top slowly". It emerged a couple of weeks ago that UKIP Leader, Henry Bolton, was in a relationship with Miss Marney, who is a model.

14 January 2018
Trump reportedly criticizes immigration from '[expletive] countries'
That proposal has been strongly opposed by Democrats and many Republicans as a futile waste of money. "I'm dying to look at it". Bob Menendez and Michael Bennet. "Any solution has to include the wall, because without the wall, it all doesn't work".

14 January 2018
Chelsea held 0-0 at home by Leicester City
Learning to deal with these type of situations and if we speak about Michy we are at the same level. "We will see in this game. Captain Gary Cahill was rested for the midweek Carabao Cup semi-final first-leg with Arsenal and could return in defence .

14 January 2018
We have no apologies for seeking Buhari's reelection - El-Rufai
While urging politicians to play politics with human face, Frank said that "instead of these governors to advise Mr. El-Rufai said he did not ask the police to stop the workers, saying "I was not even in Kaduna".

14 January 2018
(NYSE:JPM) Stake Lowered by Cardinal Capital Management
About 18.88M shares traded or 45.86% up from the average. (NYSE:JPM) last announced its earnings results on Friday, January 12th. Finally, Lee Danner & Bass Inc. lifted its position in shares of JPMorgan Chase & Co.by 0.4% during the 2nd quarter. (NYSE:JPM).

14 January 2018
I rejected Klopp and Liverpool for Man City move, says Sane
Van Dijk enjoyed a dramatic debut for his new team in the FA Cup , scoring against Everton to earn Liverpool a derby victory. Manchester City have told Shakhtar Donetsk that they are willing to pay around £45m to sign Brazilian midfielder Fred (24).

14 January 2018
Brown leads No. 22 Auburn to comeback win over Mississippi State
Quinndary Weatherspoon paced State with 14 points while Abdul Ado added a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Dazon Ingram had 16 points and 10 rebounds, and Alabama (11-6, 3-2) defeated LSU (11-5, 2-2) 74-66 in Baton Rouge.

14 January 2018
Calpine (NYSE:CPN) Earning Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Accern Reports
Staying on top of longer-term price action may help provide investors with a wider range of reference when doing stock analysis. The company was maintained on Friday, June 2 by RBC Capital Markets. (NASDAQ:JD) on Thursday, August 6 with "Buy" rating .

14 January 2018
Rescuers Battle to Find Survivors of California Mudslides
The walls at one end of a home had disappeared, leaving its roof hanging precariously. Tom Henzgen, leader of a team from the Los Angeles Fire Department.

14 January 2018
Watch Jeffrey Lurie Dance With Eagles After Win
That turned a 10-9 halftime deficit into a 15-10 Eagles lead, but it clearly left the door open. "You want the ball in your hand". Man, do we appreciate all of you as well in terms of riding with us with and every opportunity, so we certainly appreciate that.