News | Dec 11 2017

EXCLUSIVE Anthony Joshua vs Joseph Parker is ‘close’

Eddie Hearn reveals the likely date and venue for Anthony Joshua vs Joseph Parker and Joshua's masterplan for 2018. John Dennen reports
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A major heavyweight world title unification clash, Anthony Joshua vs Joseph Parker, could be finalised in the coming weeks.

Joshua holds the WBA and IBF belts, while New Zealand’s Parker is the WBO titlist.

Eddie Hearn, Joshua’s promoter, said, “He’s alright David Higgins [who represents Parker], he’s a bit nutty. We made some additional concessions in the last few days. We don’t really want to, to be honest with you. My job is to deliver the best deal for Anthony Joshua and the right deal. Unfortunately we’re at stage now where the deal’s not necessarily right for Anthony but to unify and to pick up another belt we’re going to have to probably do that. It is the right fight for everybody and I think we’ll get it made. But we’ll see over the next week or so.”


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