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

Belts on The Line

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

The tape

31
Age
29
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

Tape rankings @ Heavyweight

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The Ring
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WBA
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WBC
-
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WBO
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IBF
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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 31 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 65 less professional rounds, 124 to Parker's 189.

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 Kubrat Pulev on 12th December 2020 by knockout in the 9th round in their WBA Super World Heavyweight, WBO World Heavyweight and IBF World Heavyweight championship fight at Wembley Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, 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.

Going into that contest, 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.

Before that, he had beat 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.

He had defeated 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.

Joseph Parker had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, 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.

Previous to that, he had lost to Anthony Joshua 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.

Going into that contest, he had won against Hughie Fury on 23rd September 2017 by majority decision in their WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester.

Before that, he had defeated Razvan Cojanu on 6th May 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau City, New Zealand.

Hehad beat Andy Ruiz Jr on 10th December 2016 by majority decision in their WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Auckland.

Activity check

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

Going to this contest, Anthony Joshua had last fought 9 months and 15 days ago, while Joseph Parker's last outing had been 3 years, 1 month and 30 days ago.

Joshua's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 47 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.4 rounds on average.

Parker's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 9 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 60 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 12 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.

Anthony Joshua vs Joseph Parker news

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