Joshua-Parker: Promoters Planning July Bout at Wembley

By Keith Idec

Now that Joseph Parker has overcome one unbeaten heavyweight from England, his team has its sights set on a bigger British threat.

According to London’s Daily Mirror, representatives for New Zealand’s Parker and England’s Anthony Joshua are already discussing a title unification fight for next summer. The Daily Mirror reported for Monday’s editions that a Joshua-Parker clash is being targeted for July at London’s Wembley Stadium.

Joshua’s last appearance at Wembley Stadium – an unforgettable back-and-forth, 11th-round stoppage of former champion Wladimir Klitschko – drew a capacity crowd of roughly 90,000 to the huge outdoor venue.


A fight against Parker is dependent upon Joshua beating Bulgaria’s Kubrat Pulev (25-1, 13 KOs) on October 28 at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. More than 70,000 tickets already have been sold for the Joshua-Pulev card.

Pulev, who has lost only to Klitschko, is the mandatory challenger for Joshua’s IBF title. The 27-year-old Joshua (19-0, 19 KOs) also owns the IBO and WBA championships.

The 25-year-old Parker (24-0, 18 KOs) remains the WBO champion thanks to a controversial majority-decision victory over England’s Hughie Fury (20-1, 10 KOs) on Saturday night at Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. Judges John Madfis and Terry O’Connor scored the fight for Parker by the same big margin (118-110), but the third judge, Rocky Young, had it even (114-114).

Fury was the mandatory challenger for Parker’s title. With that mandated defense behind him, Parker is looking forward to challenging Joshua.

“He’s a good champion,” Parker said, “but I’m sure I can bring out his weaknesses.”

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Lou Cipher on 09-27-2017

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Comment by P4Pdunny on 09-27-2017

[QUOTE=Lou Cipher;18089600]How many ALTs does this make? Lou Cipher owns you, Dick Boy.[/QUOTE] not on your life - now keep it boxing or keep it movin

Comment by Lou Cipher on 09-26-2017

[QUOTE=P4Pdunny;18089523] we have another online forum mike tyson..[/QUOTE] How many ALTs does this make? Lou Cipher owns you, Dick Boy.

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Comment by Deontay Wilder on 09-26-2017

When Joshua lands the uppercuts that Hughie landed, it's good night.

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