Anthony Joshua’s fight with Joseph Parker has been officially confirmed according to metro.co.uk reports.
The world heavyweight unification fight will be held in Cardiff in March. An agreement was expected to be reached with talks between the two fighters’ representatives having been held over recent weeks.
The bout will see Joshua put his IBF and WBA belts on the line, with Parker bringing the WBO title to the ring.
The fight will be held at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, where Joshua defended his titles against Carlos Takam in October. It will be held on Saturday 31 March.
‘I’m delighted to get this fight made it’s been a long time coming,’ said Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn. ‘It’s the first time in history that two reigning heavyweight world champions have met in Britain.’
Joshua said: ‘These fights aren’t easy because there is a lot on the line so respect to team Parker for taking the challenge. ‘I’m looking forward to it. Training camp is under way and before you know, 31 March will be upon us.’
Parker said: ‘Anthony Joshua is in for a huge shock. A couple of months ago I heard him say: “Why should I be worried about this little kid from New Zealand?”
‘Well, now he’s about to find out. And the world is about to find out whether AJ can really take a punch.’
Parker is undefeated in his 24 professional fights, with 18 of those wins by knockout. The fight will be live on Sky Sports Box Office.