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  •   Home > News > Sports > Boxing

    Parker edges close to Joshua fight

    Kiwi boxer Joseph Parker is flying to the UK to finalise a deal to fight British boxer Anthony Joshua.


    Kiwi boxer Joseph Parker is flying to the UK to finalise a deal to fight British boxer Anthony Joshua.

    Joshua is poised to agree terms to meet reigning WBO champion Parker, possibly in Cardiff in March, before moving on to target current WBC title-holder Deontay Wilder, the Press Association reports.

    "It's not signed yet but hopefully with this trip to the UK we get it signed," Parker told Newshub in New Zealand.

    The unification title fight is set to take place at Principality Stadium in Cardiff on April 1 (NZ time).

    Joshua discussed the possibility of the fight in an appearance on The Graham Norton Show.

    He said there had been difficulties in organising a US fight "so we're looking to bring the other guy Joseph Parker, who is a tidy champion".

    Norton said it looked liked it was going to be an easy fight, calling Parker "the king of pies".

    Parker tweeted back "trust me, I do love my pies".

    Joshua has earned plenty of plaudits for the way he has conducted himself since he shot to fame by dethroning Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley last April, the Press Association reports.

    But his increased profile has led to inevitable challenges which the 28-year-old Londoner insists he is only too happy to confront.

    "I keep things separate - there is me in the ring then there is my family and being an ambassador of the sport outside the ring," Joshua told Norton.

    "Some people can't make that distinction and approach me in an over-confident and rough way.

    "I'm still a street kid at heart - don't let the nice suit fool you - so I have to balance not slamming them back, while letting them know I am not to be fooled with."


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