WBO Heavyweight champion Joseph Parker (24-0) is set to travel to the United Kingdom on Friday for his unification showdown against British superstar Anthony Joshua (20-0). The fight promises to be a scintillating watch.
Parker captured his title in December 2016 after defeating Anthony Ruiz via majority decision and he then went on to defeat Razvan Cojanu and Fury, both also by decision.
He will spend a week in England training before heading off to Cardiff for the fight. “I think two weeks before is a good time for us. We have done it before and it works for us. It is enough time for us to get used to the time change and the weather and just being there.
“There are going to be a lot of things to do there like media. There are a few commitments but we are going to stay focused on the fight,” Parker told BoxingScene.com.
This will not be Parker’s first fight in the UK. He was in Manchester last September when he defeated Hughie Fury.
WBA/IBF/IBO Champion Joshua won his first title in 2016 after beating Charles Martin in just two rounds. He claimed the WBA and IBO titles last April after a TKO victory against Wladimir Klitschko during the 11 th round.
Joshua has so far made easy work of most of the fights that he has had during his career thus far. The fight against Klitschko was perhaps the most difficult challenge that he has faced so far and were he facing a younger Klitschko, one could argue that he may have lost.