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Mar 31 2018
Saturday

Principality Stadium, Cardiff, United Kingdom

12 round 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

29
Age
26
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

Back in March 2018, 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.

Anthony Joshua was the older man by 3 years, at 29 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 71 less professional rounds, 155 to Parker's 226.

Joshua vs Parker form

Anthony Joshua had stopped all of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against 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, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had won against Wladimir Klitschko on 29th April 2017 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBA Super World Heavyweight and IBF World Heavyweight championship fight at Wembley Stadium, London.

Going into that contest, he had beat Eric Molina on 10th December 2016 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their IBF World Heavyweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester.

Before that, he had defeated Dominic Breazeale on 25th June 2016 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their IBF World Heavyweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London.

He had won against Charles Martin on 9th April 2016 by knockout in the 2nd round in their IBF World Heavyweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London.

Parker had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Hughie Fury on 23rd September 2017 by majority decision in their WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.

Previous to 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.

Going into that contest, he had beat Andy Ruiz Jr on 10th December 2016 by majority decision in their WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Auckland.

Before that, he had won against Alexander Dimitrenko on 1st October 2016 by knockout in the 3rd round at Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau City.

He had beat Solomon Haumono on 21st July 2016 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Horncastle Arena, Christchurch.

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 5 months and 3 days ago, while Joseph Parker's last outing had been 6 months and 8 days ago.

Joshua's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 33 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.6 rounds on average.

Parker's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 8 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 43 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.6 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 (-2000) favourite going into the contest, while Joseph Parker made his way into the ring at 15/2 (+750) with oddsmakers.

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Joseph

Parker

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Joshua
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Parker
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Anthony Joshua

Joseph Parker

108

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120

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