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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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'Unbelievable progress' – Sports Personality contender Anthony Joshua

BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017 Date: Sunday, 17 December Time: 18:45 GMT Venue: Echo Arena, Liverpool Coverage: BBC One, Radio 5 live, BBC Sport website We are showcasing each of the 12 contenders in the run-up to the Sports Personality of the Year award on 17 December. Today – Anthony Joshua. Age: 28 Sport: Boxing Year in a nutshell Defeated Wladimir Klitschko with an 11th-round stoppage in a gripping fight watched by a post-war record crowd of 90,000 fans at Wembley Stadium in April. The Watford-born fighter retained…

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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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Watch Anthony Joshua train on the rooftop of the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai

The WBA and IBF heavyweight champion was put through his paces Thursday, November 23, 2017 Anthony Joshua’s trips to Dubai are a bit different to your typical celebrity. The rich and famous visit to relax, get some sun and swim in the sea. But the WBA and IBF heavyweight champion preferred to work up a sweat in a makeshift ring atop the Burj Al Arab on Wednesday. Joshua was put through his paces and looked in peak physical condition as he went through a series of drills on top of…

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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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Anthony Joshua v Deontay Wilder a certainty in 2018 – Eddie Hearn

Promoter Eddie Hearn says there is “absolutely no question” Anthony Joshua will face Deontay Wilder in a heavyweight unification bout in 2018. Wilder called out Britain’s IBF and WBA champion after defending his WBC title against Bermane Stiverne on Saturday. Hearn met Wilder’s promoter in the USA on Thursday and urged the American to keep his financial demands realistic. “We need middle ground between reality and fantasy,” said Hearn. “If we can, I don’t see problems making the fight.” He added: “Unfortunately, Anthony has to overpay opponents. If we offered…

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