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Anthony Joshua & Joseph Parker close to confirming heavyweight fight

Anthony Joshua beat Wladimir Klitschko to win the WBA heavyweight identify in April 2017

Anthony Joshua’s international heavyweight unification battle towards Joseph Parker of New Zealand is poised to be showed.

The Briton, 28, holds the IBF and WBA belts, whilst Parker, due in London this weekend, is the WBO champion.

Stories counsel the battle will happen on 31 March, at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium

Joshua then plans to problem WBC holder Deontay Wilder – no fighter has held all 4 belts concurrently.

Parker’s consultant David Higgins has been in the United Kingdom since Monday to conclude negotiations and a information convention is predicted subsequent week.

Contracts are anticipated be signed and a remark will then be launched through the opponents’ respective promoters, Matchroom Boxing and Duco Occasions.

Right through long talks against the tip of final yr, the principle stumbling block have been the splitting of proceeds – however settlement used to be reached and 25-year-old Parker will earn between 30-35%.

Joshua defended his two titles against Carlos Takam on 29 October on the Principality Stadium.

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