Joseph Parker will battle Anthony Joshua on March 31st (UK Time), with the battle being affirmed overnight by Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn.
Hearn tweeted the affirmation of the eagerly awaited world heavyweight battle, which will be held at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.
Joshua will shield his WBA, IBF and IBO belts in the battle, with Parker holding the WBO belt in what will be a huge unification session.
After extensive arrangements, Parker is set to bank about $12million from the battle (not $30m as said in some current reports) – and considerably more in the rematch should he be fruitful. Be that as it may, he said cash wasn’t a persuading factor.
“I’ve done it a couple of times now,” he said. “The cash – on the off chance that you prepare hard and concentrate on what you need to do, the cash comes. Everybody has their activity. My promoters are centered around what they need to do and I comprehend what I need to do – prepare hard, be rationally solid, be fit as a fiddle and put in an incredible execution. For whatever length of time that I comprehend what my concentration is and what I need to do, the cash side of things won’t influence me.
“It’s an incredible chance to create an impression. Being associated with a major battle is energizing – it will be a little piece of history.”
Joshua offered credit to Parker and his group for consenting to terms for the battle.
“We as a whole comprehend what happened last time I was in a unification battle. It was tiresome, it was fascinating, and we both left the ring with masses of regard,” said Joshua.
“These battles aren’t simple, cause there’s a considerable measure on hold, so regard to Team Parker for taking the test.
“You know me – I cherish this amusement – I’m anticipating it, preparing camp is in progress, and before you know it, March 31st will arrive.”
Parker says Joshua may think he has the edge, yet the Kiwi is sure he can amaze him.
“He supposes he has me physically – he might be huge, he might be solid with every one of these muscles, yet muscles wouldn’t help you in the battle separated from control. He’s not going to terrify me physically – I think we have under his skin rationally to this point, so I’m anticipating being there and perceiving how things go and what the outcome is.
“Many individuals are thinking little of me in light of my last a few exhibitions. Everybody’s qualified for their own particular feeling, yet it’s simply additional inspiration for me to prepare harder and go out there and attempt to get him clean.”
Parker, who is undefeated in 24 sessions, is a 9-1 pariah with the British bookmakers, however said on the off chance that he wins it won’t be a disturbed.
“I feel on the off chance that I win it won’t be a stun. I do think it is my chance and I’ll come there certain about my capacity. I really trust I can thump him out and there is no weight where I’m standing right at this point. There is no desire on me, no weight.
“All I’m centered around is being fit as a fiddle, preparing hard and doing my best to thump him out and get his glass jaw,” Parker said.
With the agreement marked and the battle prepared to proceed, a question and answer session will soon be held in London highlighting the primary heroes.