Boxing fans of all ages are eagerly anticipating the upcoming bout between Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker. Both of these hard-hitting heavyweights will put their titles on the line. Each has age on his side as well as the desire to retain their titles. This is also the first major boxing bout of the 2018 season, so tickets are currently very hot items. This winner-takes-all match sees Parker defending his WBO title while Joshua will be defending his IBF and WBA belts.
Joshua vs. Parker Fight Date
This match is set to take place on March 31st, 2018. There are now less than two months left until thee two hard-hitting champions go face to face and touch gloves. Each is certainly training at 100 per cent and keenly focused upon what lies ahead.
Anthony Joshua vs. Joseph Parker Venue
This title bout is set to be held at the Cardiff Principality Stadium. This stadium can hold up to as many as 74,500 spectators. We should note that Joshua is already familiar with this location. He successfully defended his status against Carlos Takam in October 2017. Will Joshua be able to pull off another victory or will his efforts be stopped cold by Parker?
Joshua vs. Parker Tickets
There are several online portals which will provide tickets to this upcoming fight. Some of the most common are www.stubhub.co.uk, www.seetickets.com and www.double8tickets.com. Tickets are currently on general sale and the prices will vary. They currently range from between £40 pounds and £600 pounds. VIP tickets are selling for as high as £2000 pounds. These tickets are also being sold directly through Cardiff Principality Stadium. Those who are interested call call the hotline at 0844 847 1881 for more details. Many will watch the fight through Sky Sports Box Office. It is not yet clear how much this pay-per-view event will cost, but some believe it will be around £20 pounds.
Joshua vs. Parker Stats
Joshua and Parker are rather evenly matched when it comes to wins and losses. Anthony Joshua currently holds 20 wins and 0 losses. All of these wins came in the form of knock-outs. Joseph Parker stands at 24 wins and 0 losses. 18 of these wins resulted from knock- outs. Joshua hails from Watford, England and Parker was born in Auckland, New Zealand. Both of these fighters bring a good deal to the table in terms of statistics. Anthony Joshua has held the IBF belt since 2016 and the Super WBA title since 2017. He is known for his exceptional punching power and his ability to go the distance. He is also the only boxer besides Joe Frazier to attain a heavyweight title while being a heavyweight Olympic champion. The power of Joshua will certainly come into play. He has not yet battled for 12 rounds, as all victories came from KO’s or TKO’s. His longest match was against Wladimir Klitschko (a TKO in the 11th round).
Joseph Parker has held his WBO heavyweight title since 2016. He is also ranked as the world’s fourth best active heavyweight. The Ring magazine ranks him as the sixth. Parker has a good deal of of power and this can easily be seen in his previous fights. He has gone 12 rounds with previous competitors such as Hughie Fury, Carlos Takam and Razvan Cojanu. Out of his 24 wins, only 6 came by decision. Parker is known for his speed and his seemingly impeccable defence.
Joshua vs. Parker: The Tale of the Tape
Both fighters have age and power on their side. This should make for a very interesting match. Joseph Parker is 24 years old and he weighs (before the official weigh-in) 109 kilogrammes. He holds an orthodox stance and boasts a reach of 76 inches. A height of 6’4” will also come in handy when he stands toe to toe with Joshua. Anthony Joshua is slightly older at 28 years of age. His reach of 82 inches is a fully six inches longer than Parker. Joshua is also a bit heavier at (currently) 113 kilogrammes. At 6’6”, many experts are wondering whether his longer reach can be used to fend off the attacks from Parker.
Joshua vs. Parker Betting
You can already place bets on the bout with Anthony Joshua being the overall favorite. Why not have a look at Genting Bet to do so?
Anthony Joshua vs. Joseph Parker 2018
Both of these fighters will certainly offer a great deal of fun and excitement. This is the first major title bout of 2018 and there is no doubt that it will draw a massive crowd. Can the formidable defence of Parker be used to thwart the lightning-fast attacks of Joshua? Will Joshua have the steam to go the difference during the later rounds? Can Parker capitalise upon his experience when the going gets tough? Only time will tell and this upcoming match will undoubtedly prove to be an action-packed exhibition of talent.