Reigning WBA and IBO belts holder, Anthony Joshua on Sunday said the unification bout with Joseph Parker is 95 per cent completed and could take place in March next year. AJ as he is fondly called by fans is aspiring to become the first boxer in history to hold all five titles and thinks a deal to fight WBO champion Parker in March, 2018 is close. In an interview witrh BBC Five Live, AJ said
Contrary to reports that a deal may have been agreed between the camps of Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker for a reunification bout to be held sometime in March, 2017, Promoter Eddie Hearn says the deal is yet to be finalized. Hearn who spoke to Sky Sports expressed optimism that a deal would be agreed soon.
Veteran Ukranian boxer, Wladimir Klitschko, believes Anthony Joshua is capable of unifying the heavyweight division. Klitschko noted that with age on his side, the British boxer of Nigerian descent would consolidate on the revived glamour of the heavyweight division; something many critics had complained about in the past.
Negotiations between Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker are “going good” as they attempt to finalise a bumper unification fight for Cardiff on March 31,. New Zealander Parker, the (WBO) heavy world champion, is set to meet the British boxing star and (WBA) and (IBF) title holder at the Principality Stadium in the Welsh capital.
Facts have emerged that Fresh negotiations for Anthony Joshua to face Deontay Wilders were held this month with AJ’s promoter, Eddie Hearn optimistic that the fight will take place next year. According to Hearn, the negotiation was aimed at fulfilling AJ’s quest to fight for all the heavyweight world titles.