Anthony Joshua vs Joseph Parker heavyweight fight confirmed for March 31

Joshua and Parker to meet in March

Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker will put their titles and reputations on the line when they meet in a world heavyweight title clash in Cardiff on March 31.

IBF and WBA champion Joshua will take on WBO title holder Parker at Cardiff's Prinicpality Stadium on March 31, with both fighters putting their undefeated streaks on the line.

Parker will fight Joshua at the Principality Stadium where he beat Carlos Takam in October 2017.

The victor of the fight will take a step towards becoming the first undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis in 1999. I am looking forward to it.

Then last week, it emerged that Parker's promoter, David Higgins, was flying to London to try and seal the deal.

Talks had previously stalled over how the purse would be split but a compromise was reached last month which will see Parker, 25, earn 30-35%.

Parker, 24, has won all his 24 pro fights, winning 18 by stoppage. "A couple of months ago I heard him say 'why should I be anxious about this little kid from New Zealand"?

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The American, whose three-year reign as champion is the longest in the division, wants a fight with Joshua, calling the British Olympic gold medal victor out after beating Bermane Stiverne in November.

Hearn tweeted the confirmation of the much-anticipated world heavyweight fight, which will be held at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.

"I'm delighted to get this fight made - it's been a long time coming", Hearn said. "Being involved in a big fight is exciting - it's going to be a little part of history".

"Joseph Parker is the absolute epitome of the Kiwi sporting battler", said Higgins.

Parker, 26, became the WBO champion in December 2016. He's consistently fought fighters in the world's top ten and he's beaten them all easily. He won a lopsided decision against Razvan Cojanu in New Zealand on May 6 and then he traveled to Manchester, England, and won a majority decision against mandatory challenger Hughie Fury, the cousin of former world champion Tyson Fury, in his hometown on September 23.

The victor of the clash is likely to face WBC champion Deontay Wilder in another unification bout this summer.

Wilder, 32, is 39-0 with 38 knockouts.

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