Joseph Parker heading to United Kingdom as Anthony Joshua finalization looms

Joseph Parker has been playing a clever promotional game in calling out fellow world champion Anthony Joshua

Joseph Parker has been playing a clever promotional game in calling out fellow world champion Anthony Joshua

Joshua, 28, holds the International Boxing Federation (IBF) and World Boxing Association (WBA) belts, while Parker, 25, who will arrive in London this week, is the World Boxing Organization (WBO) champion.

Cardiff is the current frontrunner to stage the battle on March 31 at the Principality Stadium.

However progress was made shortly before the new year, with Parker's co-promoter David Higgins revealing that his boxer had accepted between 30 to 35 per cent of the purse.

"I was bantering with David Higgins yesterday".

"Joshua is a big man".

WBA and IBF world champion Anthony Joshua isn't happy with what he has been hearing from Joseph Parker and that may
Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker would produce fireworks at first press conference, says Eddie Hearn

"The possibility of this fight happening, I've visualised happening - fighting Anthony Joshua and knocking him out - and that's what I'm going to do".

"We're excited about Joshua", Higgins told Behind the Gloves. David Higgins has got a lot to say for himself, he's a amusing character, and Anthony Joshua doesn't like what Joseph Parker has been saying.

"AJ wants all the belts and Parker is the flawless fight, the ideal time", said Hearn.

Tyson Fury's new trainer Ben Davison has sent a warning to heavyweight rival Anthony Joshua by claiming the world champion could find himself "knocked clean-out" by Fury's "underrated power" in a potential future bout. The Parker fight is very close.

"It's not signed yet but hopefully with this trip to the United Kingdom we get it signed", he says.

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