Athlete in Focus: Joseph Parker

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New Zealand’s rising star Joseph Parker has his fight confirmed with Heavy-weight world champion Anthony Joshua at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium on 31st March 2018. Register for first access to Joshua v Parker hospitality packages for unrivalled seats to one of the biggest boxing events of the year.

Currently the WBO heavyweight champion, Joseph Parker has had an incredible year in 2017 as he prepares for his biggest fights yet in 2018. Recently, Joseph Parker took on Hughie Fury at Manchester Arena for an action packed close fight that saw Parker came out on top.

Joseph Parker’s first fight was when he was just 10 years old, progressing through from amateur boxing. Joseph Parker made his professional debut at SkyCity Convention Centre against Dean Garmonsway. Parker quickly became one of New Zealand’s most promising boxing talents, sparring with none other than Wladimir Klitschko.

Joseph Parker secured his WBO heavy weight champion title when he stepped into the ring to fight Andy Ruiz for the belt. Joseph Parker’s WBO belt mandatory challenger would have been David Haye, but David Haye chose to fight Tony Bellew. Which was when Joseph Parker faced Hughie Fury instead.

Parker has also caught the attention of British unified heavy-weight champion Anthony Joshua who sees him a strong opposition. Joshua v Parker fight will mark the first time two heavy-weight champions have fought on British soil, find out more. And with Joseph Parker’s WBO title, Anthony Joshua is eager to fight him and pursue his dream of having all the titles, that also means a fight with WBC title holder Deontay Wilder. Anthony Joshua’s eyes are firmly on ending the year holding all four belts, he would be the first heavy-weight champion to achieve this.

Register for official hospitality to see the Anthony Joshua v Joseph Parker fight at Principality Stadium on 31st March 2018