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Joseph replaces Te'o as England make two changes for Wales

Six Nations 2018: England v Wales Venue: Twickenham Date: Saturday, 10 February Kick-off: 16:45 GMT Coverage: Live radio commentary on BBC Radio 5 live, BBC Radio Wales & BBC Radio Cymru. Live text commentary and report on the BBC website and app. Centre Jonathan Joseph returns to the England starting XV for Saturday’s Six Nations match with Wales in one of two changes from the side that beat Italy. Bath’s Joseph replaces Ben Te’o, who drops to the bench, and will partner Owen Farrell in England’s midfield. Scrum-half Danny Care…

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Anthony Joshua v Joseph Parker: ‘Only superhuman effort can stop me becoming undisputed champion’, says British star

Anthony Joshua believes it will take a superhuman effort for Joseph Parker to stop him from becoming undisputed world heayweight champion. Joshua will put his WBA and IBF belts on the line as he looks to add the New Zealander’s WBO strap to his collection in the second ever bout between two undefeated champions at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on March 31. Parker’s promoter David Higgins brought up Joshua’s ‘weak chin’ during Tuesday’s London press conference, something he admitted as a ploy to land the mouth-watering clash, but the…

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Anthony Joshua & Joseph Parker close to confirming heavyweight fight

Anthony Joshua’s world heavyweight unification fight against Joseph Parker of New Zealand is poised to be confirmed. The Briton, 28, holds the IBF and WBA belts, while Parker, due in London this weekend, is the WBO champion. Reports suggest the fight will take place on 31 March, at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium Joshua then plans to challenge WBC holder Deontay Wilder – no fighter has held all four belts simultaneously. Parker’s representative David Higgins has been in the UK since Monday to conclude negotiations and a news conference is expected next…

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Joseph Parker’s promoter attacks Anthony Joshua: “Sort your s*** out!”

David Higgins, promoter of WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker, has ripped into Anthony Joshua and told him to “sort your s*** out” during negotiations for their potential heavyweight unification. Higgins expressed his frustration and bemusement at the fact Joshua is yet to accept the fight with Parker despite the fact he has publicly been offered 65% of the pot and a rematch clause. “Global heavyweight unifications happen once every ten years or less, the last undisputed champion was Lennox Lewis,” Higgins explained to talkSPORT.com. “He [Joshua] is quoted as saying: ‘I’m…

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Joseph Parker's promoter calls on Eddie Hearn to strike 'fair deal' for Anthony Joshua fight

David Higgins (left) is waiting for a ‘fair deal’ from Eddie Hearn Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Joseph Parker’s promoter David Higgins has called on Eddie Hearn to strike a ‘fair deal’ for a potential fight with Anthony Joshua. Both fighters’ camps have been locked in negotiations ahead of a proposed 2018 showdown involving the WBO heavyweight champion and Joshua, who holds the WBA ‘super’ and IBF titles. Parker has won all 24 of his fights as a professional and has yet to be knocked down in his career but has…

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WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker tells talkSPORT deal to fight Anthony Joshua 'very close'

Listen to Joseph Parker on talkSPORT above! Wednesday, November 8, 2017 Joseph Parker has told talkSPORT a deal to fight Anthony Joshua is ‘very close’. The WBO champion believes he is the best heavyweight in the world and is ready to come to Britain in 2018 to prove it by knocking out Joshua, the IBF and WBA belt holder. “I’ve wanted to fight him for a long time now and to find out who the best in the world is, we should fight each to unify the belts,” the New Zealander…

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The Black Excellence of Kahlil Joseph

Black excellence is a thing. People—from Beyoncé Knowles to Venus and Serena Williams to folks you haven’t heard of—are into it. It’s less a movement than a standard: believers set the bar high not only for themselves but also for others who share their vision, especially when it pertains to black history, stories, and style. Black excellence harks back to an earlier time, when hardworking, aspirational parents told their kids, “Don’t make us go up to that school,” meaning, Don’t mess up, do better than great, and never let “them”…

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