Anthony Joshua Set To Take On Joseph Parker In Heavyweight Showdown On March 31

British-Nigerian boxer, Anthony Joshua has confirmed he will defend his WBA, IBF and IBO super heavyweight titles against Joseph Parker at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium on March 31.

Joshua aims to unify the heavyweight division in 2018 and win over Parker would see him claim the WBO belt — with only Deontay Wilder’s WBC title left to win.

It will be Joshua’s first fight since he knocked out Carlos Takam in the same arena last October to earn his 20th professional win.

‘I would like to announce the official news that myself and Joseph Parker will be fighting on March 31 at Principality Stadium in Cardiff.

‘It is a unification heavyweight championship fight. We all know what happened last time I was in a unification heavyweight championship fight – it was gruelling, it was interesting and we both left the ring with masses of respect.

‘These fights aren’t easy because there is a lot on the line, so respect to team Parker for taking the challenge. I am looking forward to it, training camp is under way and before you know it March 31 will be upon us.’

Joshua unified the WBA and IBF titles with his famous win over Wladimir Klitschko last April, before subsequently battling out a late stoppage win over Takam in Cardiff in October.

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