British boxer Anthony Joshua to face Joseph Parker

Title bout: D-day as Joshua, Parker finally clash in Cardiff

I'm here for war. "You're going to have to give me everything to beat me.he's got a bigger crowd but that doesn't matter, that doesn't faze us".

This evening Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker put their undefeated records on the line in a world heavyweight unification bout in Cardiff.

The event airs live at 1 p.m. ET on Showtime and Sky Box (United Kingdom).

Should Joshua prevail, there will be renewed calls for him to fight Wilder.

"I saw he is confident, I'm expecting a really good fight".

Joshua holds the IBF, IBO and WBA world heavyweight titles, while Parker carries the WBO world heavyweight strap. "There's not much of a weight difference, which is good".

A cut opened up near Parker's left eye in round 10, and although he produced his most effective punch of the contest in the next round, Joshua had already done more than enough. We're both going to move well and throw some big bombs. He's a good champion.

If you book the fight over the phone on Saturday you'll pay an extra fiver - so it'll set you back €29.95. But weight has also been a topic surrounding Joshua, 27, throughout the build to the fight, despite his efforts to downplay it. The third man in the ring will be Italy's Giuseppe Quartarone.

"Us being close in weight makes me think he is taking it seriously", said Parker. "We've done everything we can in training to prepare".

"I se Joshua knocking Parker out". If it goes into a dark place, how long will I stay there for?

The victor of Joshua-Parker takes one step closer toward a final unification bout with WBC champion Deontay Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) to declare a true undisputed heavyweight king.

"I'm ready for anything", he said.

Having battled both heavyweight world champions, Carlos Takam was sought to comment on the upcoming rumble in Wales.

Price started his pro career with 15 straight wins but has now lost five times, four of the defeats coming against boxers who had served - or would go on to serve - doping bans.

"I'm young, hungry, fit and strong", he said. I'm willing to go the distance or I'm willing to take risks and take him out early. "I'm here to win".

This is the only the second heavyweight unification title bout between unbeaten fighters, after Mike Tyson against Tony Tucker in 1987.

The WBC champion has been a huge part of the build-up, with AJ expected to fight him in the near future - though it's unlikely to be his next fight - if he secures victory against the New Zealander.

In fact, the referee was far too quick to step in each time that the fighters came together which undoubtedly affected the flow of the fight. Cancel in time and you've basically got Joshua vs Parker for free.

With good looks, Herculean muscles and a ideal 20 knockouts in 20 professional bouts, Joshua has quickly become one of the sport's biggest global stars.

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