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AJ wasting no time in preparation for Parker

16 January 2018

Posted in: Pacific Radio News,

By Levi Matautia-Morgan - levi.morgan@pmn.co.nz

Anthony Joshua says his training camp is already underway for his next fight against Joseph Parker.

It was announced this week that English boxer Anthony Joshua will take on Parker in a unification title fight in Cardiff, Wales at Principality Stadium on March 31 (April 1 NZ time).

Anthony Joshua. Photo/ Facebook.

Joshua says he's ready for the heavyweight clash.

“It’s a unification heavyweight championship fight. We all know what happened last time I was in a unification title fight, it was gruelling, it was interesting and we both left the ring with masses of respect,” he says.

“I’m looking forward to it, training camp is underway and before you know it, March 31st will be upon us.”

Joseph Parker. Photo/ PRN.

Joshua will defend his WBA, IBF and IBO heavyweight titles and Parker will defend his WBO heavyweight title for a third time.

Both champions are young and have been potential rivals for a while now and Joshua says he respects Parker for taking up the challenge.

“These fights aren’t easy because there’s a lot on the line so respect to team Parker for taking the challenge,” he says. “But you know me, I love this game.”

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