Joshua vs Parker Info
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 took place over 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 draws.
Joseph Parker made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 24 wins and 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 30 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, who’s first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 62 less professional rounds, 103 to Parker's 165.
Joshua vs Parker form
Joshua had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against 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, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, he had beat 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.
Before that, he had defeated Eric Molina on 10th December 2016 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their IBF World Heavyweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
He had won against 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.
Parker had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Solomon Haumono on 21st July 2016 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Horncastle Arena, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Previous to that, he had defeated Carlos Takam on 21st May 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau City.
Going into that contest, he had beat Jason Bergman on 23rd January 2016 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Faleata Sports Complex, Apia, Samoa.
Before that, he had won against Daniel Martz on 5th December 2015 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Claudelands Arena, Hamilton, New Zealand.
He had beat Kali Meehan on 15th October 2015 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at The Trusts Arena, Auckland.
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 4 months and 13 days ago, while Joseph Parker's last outing had been 4 years and 23 days ago.
Joshua's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year 9 months and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 43 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.6 rounds on average.
Parker's last 5 fights had come over a period of 9 months and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 28 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.6 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.