Mar 31 2018
Saturday

Principality Stadium, Cardiff, United Kingdom

12 rounds contest @ Heavyweight
20-0-0
UD 12

Score cards

  • 118-110
  • 119-109
  • 118-110
UD 12
24-0-0

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Belts on The Line

IBF World Heavyweight Championship
WBA Super World Heavyweight Championship
WBO World Heavyweight Championship

The tape

32
Age
30
6' 6" / 198 cm
Height
6' 4" / 193 cm
81.9" / 208 cm
Reach
76" / 193 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

TKOTKOTKOTKOKO
Form
MDUDMDKOTKO
20
Wins
24
0
By KO
0
0
KO%
0
0
Loses
0
0
Draws
0
2013
Debut
2012

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Anthony Joshua vs Joseph Parker report

Who won Joshua vs Parker?

Anthony Joshua beat Joseph Parker by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 31st March 2018 at Principality Stadium in Cardiff.

The scorecards were announced as 118-110, 119-109, 118-110 in favor of winner Anthony Joshua.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.

This contest was for the unified heavyweight championship of the world, with the IBF, WBA & WBO belts on the line.

Joshua vs Parker stats

Anthony Joshua stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 20 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.

Joseph Parker made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 24 wins and 0 draws.

The stats suggested that Joshua and Parker have similar power, both with a 0% knock out percentage.

Anthony Joshua was the older man by 2 years, at 32 years old.

Joshua had a height advantage of 2 inches over Parker. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.

Both Anthony Joshua & Joseph Parker fought out of an orthodox stance.

Joshua was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 4 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 1 year and 3 months later than Parker, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 77 less professional rounds, 124 to Parker's 201.

Joshua vs Parker form

Joshua had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Andy Ruiz Jr on 7th December 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Diriyah Arena, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Andy Ruiz Jr on 1st June 2019 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBA Super World Heavyweight, IBF World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.

Going into that contest, he had won against Alexander Povetkin on 22nd September 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their IBF World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Wembley Stadium, London, United Kingdom.

Before that, he had beat Joseph Parker on 31st March 2018 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Principality Stadium, Cardiff.

He had defeated Carlos Takam on 28th October 2017 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their IBF World Heavyweight and WBA Super World Heavyweight championship fight at Principality Stadium, Wales.

Parker had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Junior Fa on 27th February 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Spark Arena, Auckland, New Zealand.

Previous to that, he had won against Shawndell Terell Winters on 29th February 2020 by technical knockout in the 5th round at The Ford Center at The Star, Texas, United States.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Alex Leapai on 29th June 2019 by technical knockout in the 10th round at Dunkin Donuts Center, Rhode Island.

Before that, he had beat Alexander Flores on 15th December 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Horncastle Arena, Christchurch, New Zealand.

He had lost to Dillian Whyte on 28th July 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Joseph Parker had been fighting more than Anthony Joshua.

Going to this contest, Anthony Joshua had last fought 2 years, 8 months and 3 days ago, while Joseph Parker's last outing had been 1 year, 5 months and 14 days ago.

Joshua's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 9 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.6 rounds on average.

Parker's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.4 rounds on average.

What time did Joshua vs Parker start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM BST at Principality Stadium, Cardiff, United Kingdom, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.

Who broadcast Joshua vs Parker?

Joshua vs Parker was broadcast on Sky Box Office HD in the UK, while the fight was broadcast in the United States by ShowTime.

What were the odds on Joshua vs Parker?

Anthony Joshua was a 1/20 (-1999) favourite going into the contest, while Joseph Parker made his way into the ring at 15/2 (+750) with oddsmakers.

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