Reigning WBA (Super), IBF, and IBO heavyweight champion of the world Anthony Joshua (20-0, 20 KO) will look to add to his growing legacy later tonight (Sat., Mar. 31, 2018) live on Showtime from inside Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, when he takes a swing at Joseph Parker’s (24-0, 18 KO) WBO heavyweight title.
In order to stay on top of the action and catch every punch, we’ve compiled all the necessary information for your viewing pleasure. Check out below for all the details for Joshua vs. Parker:
Who Is Fighting?
At just 28 years of age, former Olympic gold medalist Anthony Joshua has quickly ascended the boxing world. With an unforgettable TKO finish over the great Wladimir Klitschko this time last year, Joshua carries a lot of hype entering his 21st professional fight. Fortunately for Joshua, he’s fresh off a TKO stoppage over Carlos Takam this past October in the very same venue he’ll be competing in tonight.
With a potential $500 million deal with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on the table, Joshua will be looking to cash in on his main event bid against Parker. He has yet to meet a heavyweight opponent he couldn’t put down so it should be fun to see him hunt for the finish one more time.
While most of the hype for this heavyweight title fight revolves around Joshua, we mustn’t forget that Joseph Parker is an undefeated champion in his own right. The 26-year-old New Zealand native hasn’t recorded a knockout since his third-round finish over Alexander Dimitrenko back in 2016 so expect him to come out firing in this massive heavyweight showdown.
We’ve seen countless boxers play spoiler in the past, especially at the heavyweight level, so Parker definitely has a chance to land meaningful shots and make his main event spot worthwhile. Of course, a knockout defeat at the hands of Joshua wouldn’t surprise many.
In addition to the scintillating main event, the following collection of undercard bouts are scheduled to take place:
Heavyweight: Alexander Povetkin vs. David Price
Bantamweight: Ryan Burnett (c) vs. Yonfrez Parejo
Lightweight: Anthony Crolla vs. Edson Ramirez
Lightweight: Joe Cordina vs. Hakim Ben Ali
Welterweight: Josh Kelly vs. Carlos Molina
How To Watch
United Kingdom - 10:10 BST walkout, 10:30 BST start time
United States - 5:10 PM walkout, 5:30 PM start time
New Zealand - 10:10 AM walkout, 10:30 AM start time
South Africa - 11:10 PM walkout, 11:30 PM start time
U.K. - Sky Sports Box Office
U.S. - Showtime
New Zealand - Sky Sports Arena
South Africa - Kwesé Sports 1
According to our pals over at Bovada:
Anthony Joshua -700 vs. Joseph Parker +450
Alexander Povetkin -2250 vs. David Price +950
Anthony Crolla -2500 vs. Edson Ramirez +1000
Joe Cordina -10000 vs. Hakim Ben +1600
Josh Kelly -5000 vs. Carlos Molina +1400
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