It was in the end a fine lesson in the sweet science of heavyweight boxing from Anthony Joshua in front of another 70,000 people on Saturday night at the Principality Stadium. Joshua used his left hand in a dozen different ways to hit, tame and hurt Joseph Parker and at the final bell, the first time Joshua had heard that chime of relief as a professional, his left hand was raised in victory. Joshua now owns the IBF, WBA, IBO and the WBO belts - the last one changed hands in the ring, Parker losing it and his unbeaten record in a fight that was even more tactical and technical than expected. It is nice to see a heavyweight risk-taker like Joshua fight to a strict punch-by-punch agenda. There were some that complained, insisting that both looked reluctant to get hit and each somehow settling for a safety-first distance fight. However, it is hard to stage-manage men with the finishing power of Joshua and Parker; Joshua used his boxing brain, Parker needed to take a risk after about six … [Read more...] about Blood and guts brawls will return but Anthony Joshua vs Joseph Parker showed the noble art of the sweet science
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It’s finally time. Anthony Joshua tonight takes on Joseph Parker with no fewer than four world titles on the line. Joshua's WBA (Super), IBF and IBO world titles will be on the line, as will Parker's WBO belt, in the first ever heavyweight unification fight to held in Britain. Some 78,000 fans are expected at the Principality Stadium this evening, in Joshua’s third consecutive stadium fight. Both men head into the contest as undefeated world champions, but Joshua is the overwhelming favourite to win, with lucrative contests against the likes of Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury awaiting the winner. Anthony Joshua's career in pictures 21 show all Anthony Joshua's career in pictures 1/21 After 20 professional fights, Anthony Joshua boasts an unblemished career record Getty 2/21 In his first fight since turning professional, 23-year-old Joshua floored Emanuele Leo in a vicious two minutes and 47 second rout. Getty 3/21 Joshua’s needed only two rounds to … [Read more...] about Anthony Joshua vs Joseph Parker LIVE: Follow latest from the heavyweight unification fight in Cardiff
Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker will go head-to-head in one of the biggest heavyweight match-ups in recent memory when they collide this Saturday night. Joshua will put his WBA, IBF and IBO world titles on the line when he takes on Parker at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, as he looks to add the Kiwi’s WBO strap to his growing collection. The fight marks the first time in boxing history that two reigning heavyweight world champions have met in Britain, and the first time ever that two reigning heavyweight world champions with flawless professional records have met in the ring. Read more about Joshua vs Parker Meet the man who steered Joshua away from prison and towards stardom Why Whyte vs Wilder is the perfect fight for the heavyweight division Joshua vs Parker press conference possessed plenty of lurking menace Joshua and Parker meet with a rare shot at total unification the prize There has been a lot of pre-fight noise from the Parker camp, with his promoter David … [Read more...] about Anthony Joshua vs Joseph Parker: What time does the fight start, what TV channel is it on, when are the ring walks?
World title fights come down to key moments, split-second decisions in the heat of battle that make or break your dreams. I’ve turned this fight over and over and conclude it has probably come 18 months too early for Joseph Parker. That is not to say he won’t make this a difficult night for Anthony Joshua. He will. And if he fights the perfect fight, he has the tools to win. Parker has real power, and though not particularly fast, is fast enough to have Joshua on the seat of his pants. But overall I don’t think he is seasoned enough, even though he has had four more fights than his opponent. Every fighter matures at a different rate, and it’s about the quality of the opponents faced. Though Joshua started boxing late he had a full Olympic cycle in competition with the best amateurs in the world. Yes, he was fortunate with a couple of decisions at London 2012, but he emerged with a gold medal around his neck. In the professional sphere he was wobbled by Dillian … [Read more...] about Barry McGuigan’s big-fight verdict on Anthony Joshua vs Joseph Parker
We are now only one day out from Anthony Joshua’s huge heavyweight clash with Joseph Parker. British heavyweight star Joshua, 28, will put his WBA and IBF titles on the line against WBO champion Parker in front of a capacity Principality Stadium crowd. Joshua has captured the British public's imagination after following up his London 2012 Olympic gold medal by stopping all 20 of his opponents in the paid ranks, and the Parker bout will be his third successive stadium fight, with a crowd of around 75,000 expected. The 20 best Anthony Joshua pictures 21 show all The 20 best Anthony Joshua pictures 1/21 Anthony Joshua fights Joseph Parker on March 31, so we thought now was a good time to look back at some of the heavyweight champion's greatest pictures. Getty Images 2/21 Defeating Wladimir Klitschko on April 29 2017. Getty Images 3/21 Celebrating after victory over Charles Martin on April 9 2016. Getty Images 4/21 At the Burj Al Ara in Dubai, in November … [Read more...] about Anthony Joshua vs Joseph Parker, fight build-up LIVE: Follow latest weigh-in, odds and undercard news