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26th Mar 2018

Anthony Joshua vs. Joseph Parker: What TV channel? What time? What are the odds?

It goes down in Cardiff this Saturday night

Darragh Murphy

Somebody’s 0 has got to go.

Anthony Joshua will put his flawless professional record on the line against fellow undefeated heavyweight Joseph Parker this weekend, when one man will move closer to unifying the division.

Joshua will be defending his WBA (Super), IBF and IBO heavyweight titles while New Zealand’s Parker will put his WBO belt on the line.

Parker edged his nose in front in the race to fight ‘AJ’ after the Kiwi’s camp kickstarted the trash talk by publishing a video of every time Joshua had been rocked in his career.

Joshua has never been one to engage in smack talk but he reportedly hit back at Parker’s team’s disrespect by refusing to speak to New Zealand and Samoan media last week.

Joshua (20-0) vs. Parker (24-0). This one’s going to be big!

What time?

The ring walk time has not yet been made official but the main event is expected to get underway at around 10pm on Saturday, March 31.


Joshua will return to Cardiff’s Principality Stadium, the venue at which 78,000 people watched him stop Carlos Takam late on in his last outing. Parker has never fought in Wales before.

What channel?

The bout will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Box Office and can also be watched on the Sky Sports Box Office app and online.

The card will cost £19.95 up to midnight on Friday March 30 but, word of warning for those last-minute buyers, the price will increase to £24.95 for telephone bookings on the day of the fight.

What are the odds?

Joshua is odds-on to continue his undefeated streak, with some bookmakers favouring an ‘AJ’ victory at 1/10 while Parker is 6/1 to cause the upset. The draw is 20/1.

Joshua is 3/10 to win by stoppage and Parker is 8/1 to finish the Brit inside the distance.

Joshua has been dragged into deep waters in his last two fights so if you fancy Joshua to stop Parker between rounds 10-12, you can get odds of 6/1.