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?
Anthony Joshua's 20-fight knockout streak will be put to the test in Cardiff on Saturday against the durable Joseph Parker. Fans have had to wait a little longer for the stoppages in his last two bouts, which have totalled 21 rounds. With the New Zealander having experienced the 12-round distance on four occasions, the WBO world heavyweight champion will be keen to take the WBA Super and IBF world heavyweight champion into deep water. Here, we recall Joshua's knockouts, such as legendary Wembley super fight with Wladimir Klitschko, or the sickening uppercut that ended Dillian Whyte against the ropes. He is just 2/7 with Coral to add another knockout at the Principality Stadium, can Parker do what 20 men couldn't and survive the distance? It could be his best hope of pulling off the upset. Carlos Takam (10th round) - 28/10/17 Despite a broken nose, AJ gets the tough Cameroonian out of there, but not without controversy: a thudding right lands behind a jab, but the referee jumps in … [Read more...] about Reliving every Anthony Joshua knockout ahead of heavyweight fight vs Parker
Anthony Joshua has built an enviable record since turning professional less than five years ago. While the opposition was gently build up in levels, the 2012 Olympic gold medalist has met every challenge full on. As he enters yet another super fight - this time against fellow world champion Joseph Parker - AJ will hope to dispel any debate over who is the world's No.1 heavyweight. Deontay Wilder is waiting for that illusive undisputed world heavyweight unification fight if he can negotiate the New Zealander and what would become his sixth opponent's '0' to date. At just 28 years of age, there is still much more to come, but here is how Joshua has fared thus far... Read More Anthony Joshua vs Joseph Parker Carlos Takam (10th round) - 28/10/17 Despite a broken nose, AJ gets the tough Cameroonian out of there, but not without controversy: a thudding right lands behind a jab, but the referee jumps in despite the subsequent storm of four to five shots all failing to land on Takam, whose … [Read more...] about Anthony Joshua’s boxing record as Brit bids win 21st successive fight
The UK has a long history of producing great boxing champions - and Anthony Joshua is well on his way to joining the pantheon of greats. He may have grown up a troublemaker on a council estate in London, but his rise to the top of the sport has been nothing short of spectacular. Joshua, now 28, first laced up a pair of gloves when he was 17 but quickly developed his skills, something that was noticed by his coaches. And he went from fighting on his local club shows to competing on the world stage in three short years - before he won gold at the 2012 Olympics in London. His success represented a dramatic turnaround after a he had pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis in 2011. But Joshua was spared jail and when he turned professional in 2013, he began a journey that has taken him to the top of the sport. Here is everything you need to know about one of Britain's biggest sports stars... When is Anthony Joshua's next fight? Joshua is next in the ring on Saturday night when he takes … [Read more...] about Inside the life of heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua