Anthony Joshua against Joseph Parker, the Brit’s first big fight of 2018. Both will put their heavyweight world title belts on the line tomorrow night in front of a sell-out crowd ringside and many more watching across the world.
Parker, 26, is putting his WBO belt on the line while Joshua, 28, is defending his WBA and IBF titles in a winner-takes-all fight.
When is it?
March 31, 2018 – ie tomorrow.
Where is it?
Cardiff’s Principality Stadium, where Joshua successfully defended his titles against Carlos Takam – will host the bout.
What time will the fight start?
No official ring-walk information has been provided as of yet but it is expected that Joshua and Parker will take to the ring no later than 10:30pm but perhaps earlier.
The fight will be broadcast live on Super Sport and Sky Sports Box Office.
What are they saying?
Joseph Parker on Saturday’s fight
“The All Blacks always do great here in Wales so I’m looking forward to keeping that record clean.”
“I think some of the things our team have said has got under his skin, he looks a little angry and tense. We’re excited but it’s a controlled excitement.”
He added: “Klitschko’s a great fighter and a great champion who we respect, but Klitschko’s Klitschko. I’m Joseph Parker and a different story altogether. I’m young, hungry, fit and strong. I’ve got my speed back and I’ll show you on Saturday.”
And when asked whether he had a message for his opponent on Saturday, Parker added: “I’ll see you soon, let’s go to war!”
Anthony Joshua on talking to Wladimir Klitschko’s trainer
“I’m finding ways to improve and new ways to get better,” Joshua said. “I chat to Johnathon Banks a lot, a friendship which developed from when I trained with Klitschko as a sparring partner. I use the conversations as a way to speak to Klitschko.
“‘How did he forever want to improve?’ – I ask these questions. He told me they worked a lot on his jab and his movement before the fight with me. It’s humbling to know that he got beat a few times and managed to come back.”