Anthony Joshua v Joseph Parker: Odds, Sky Sports TV time, fighter records, undercard running order, predictions & more

Last Updated March 31 2018, 21:35Boxing
Anthony Joshua takes on Joseph Parker on Saturday night
Anthony Joshua takes on Joseph Parker on Saturday night

Get the lowdown on Anthony Joshua's world heavyweight title unification fight with Joseph Parker in our big-fight guide.

Unbeaten Anthony Joshua defends his WBA and IBF titles on Saturday night when he takes on WBO champion Joseph Parker in Cardiff - and all three belts are on the line.

It's 20 fights, 20 wins, all by stoppage so far for the Londoner, who was taken 11 rounds by Wladimir Klitschko a year ago before Frenchman Carlos Takam managed to survive until the 10th in a fight which also took place inside Cardiff's Principality Stadium.

Parker is also unbeaten, winning 24 times and 18 by stoppage, and he's already been to the UK to beat Hughie Fury - brother of Tyson - in Manchester last September.

Here, we look at what both fighters have had to say, their records, the latest Sky Bet odds, our top predictions, details of the undercard and how to watch on television. 

Joshua v Parker contents
1. Full fight card, running order & times
2. Latest odds
3. Tale of the tape
4. Our big-fight prediction
5. Joshua & Parker records
6. Big fight news
7. How to watch and book
8. What the fighters say

Joshua v Parker: Fight Card & running order

Date: Saturday March 31, 2018
Venue: Principality Stadium, Cardiff
TV Start Time: 1800 BST, Sky Sports Box Office
Main event time: Around 2200 BST

Starting with the headline event, in descending order. Fights 12 rounds unless stated.

Click on the Sky Bet odds for more fight markets 

  • Anthony Joshua (1/6) v Joseph Parker (9/2)
    (WBA 'super' and IBF & WBO world heavyweight titles)
  • Alexander Povetkin v David Price
    (Heavyweight)
  • Ryan Burnett v Yonfrez Parejo
    (WBA world bantamweight)
  • Anthony Crolla v Edson Ramirez
    (Lightweight - 10 rounds)
  • Josh Kelly v Carlos Molina
    (Welterweight - 10 rounds)
  • Joe Cordina v Andy Townend
    (Lightweight - 10 rounds)
  • Sean McGoldrick v Ricky Little - live float
    (Super-bantamweight - 6 rounds)

    (Below are pre-TV fights - 5pm start)
  • Joshua Buatsi v Bartolmiej Grafka
    (light-heavyweight - six rounds)
  • Morgan Jones v Mose Auimatagi Jnr
    (super middleweight - six rounds)

Joshua v Parker odds

PRICE BOOST: Joshua to win in rounds 4-6 at 4/1 from 2/1

Anthony Joshua heads into the fight as favourite but he's been on the drift at 1/6 from 1/8 with Sky Bet.

Punters have instead been siding with Parker, who was 6/1 from 8/1 but has since been trimmed to 9/2, while he's 8/1 to win by KO/TKO or disqualification.

Sky Bet's #RequestABet options include Joshua to land 15+ punches in the first round at 5/1, or to be knocked down and still win at 8/1 - something he did against Wladimir Klitschko.

Jonny Nelson will be ringside for Sky Sports and he's sided with Joshua to score a stoppage in round 10 or 11 at 9/1.

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Joshua v Parker: Tale of the tape

Scroll further down for in-depth fighter records

Joshua v Parker: Tale of the tape
Joshua v Parker: Tale of the tape

Joshua v Parker: Big-Fight Predictions

Joshua v Parker betting guide
We give you our lowdown on the big fight between Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker and run through a few possible wagers.

Anthony Joshua Fight Record

Below is a full record of Anthony Joshua's (20-0, 20 KOs) professional boxing career.

  • Carlos Takam, October 2017 - WON TKO (rd 10)
  • Wladimir Klitschko, April 2017 - WON TKO (rd 11)
  • Eric Molina, December 2016 - WON TKO (rd 3)
  • Dominic Breazeale, June 2016 - WON TKO (rd 7)
  • Charles Martin, April 2016 - WON TKO (rd 2)
  • Dillian Whyte, December 2015 - WON TKO (rd 7)
  • Gary Cornish, September 2015 - WON, TKO (rd 1)
  • Kevin Johnson, May 2015 - WON TKO (rd 2)
  • Raphael Zumbano Love, May  2015 - WON TKO (rd 2)
  • Jason Gavern, April 2015 - WON KO (rd 3)
  • Michael Sprott, November 2014 - WON TKO (rd 1)
  • Denis Bakhtov, October 2014 - WON TKO (rd 2)
  • Konstantin Airich, September 2014 - WON TKO (rd 3)
  • Matt Skelton, July 2014 - WON TKO (rd 2)
  • Matt Legg, May 2014 - WON KO (rd 1)
  • Hector Alfredo Avila, March 2014 - WON KO (rd 1)
  • Dorian Darch, February 2014 - WON TKO (rd 2)
  • Hrvoje Kisicek, November 2013 - WON TKO (rd 2)
  • Paul Butlin, October 2013 - WON TKO (rd 2)
  • Emanuele Leo, October 2013 - WON TKO (rd 1)

Joseph Parker Fight Record

Below is a full record of Joseph Parker's (24-0, 18 KOs) professional boxing career.

  • Hughie Fury, September 2017 - WON MD
  • Razvan Cojanu, May 2017 - WON UD
  • Andy Ruiz, December 2016 - WON MD
  • Alexander Dimitrenko, October 2016 - WON TKO (rd 3)
  • Solomon Haumono, July 2016 - WON TKO (rd 4)
  • Carlos Takam, May 2016 - WON UD
  • Jason Bergman, January 2016 - WON TKO (rd 8)
  • Daniel Martz, December 2015 - WON TKO (rd 1)
  • Kali Meehan, October 2015 - WON TKO (rd 3)
  • Bowie Tupou, August 2015 - WON TKO (rd 1)
  • Yakup Saglam, June 2015 - WON TKO (rd 2)
  • Jason Pettaway, March 2015 - WON TKO (rd 4)
  • Ireneu Beato Costa Jr, December 2014 - WON TKO (rd 4)
  • Keith Thompson, August 2014 - WON TKO (rd 3)
  • Brian Minto, July 2014 - WON RTD (7)
  • Marcelo Luiz Nascimento, April 2014 - WON TKO (rd 7)
  • Afa Tatupu, October 2013 - WON TKO (rd 3)
  • Francois Botha, June 2013 - WON TKO (rd 2)
  • Brice Ritani-Coe, May 2013 - WON UD
  • Dontay Pati, February 2013 - WON TKO (rd 1)
  • Richard Tukaki, December 2012 - WON TKO (rd 3)
  • Terry Tuteru, November 2012 - WON TKO (rd 2)
  • Dean Garmonsway, July 2012 - WON TKO (rd 2)

Scroll down for big fight news and how to watch...

Jospeh Parker and Anthony Joshua will collide on Saturday night
Jospeh Parker and Anthony Joshua will collide on Saturday night

Joshua v Parker: Big Fight news

Joshua and Parker weigh in
Anthony Joshua weighed in at 17st 4lbs ahead of Saturday night's world heavyweight title showdown with Joseph Parker in Cardiff.

Hearn backs AJ for early finish
Promoter Eddie Hearn is backing Anthony Joshua to "finish it inside six rounds" when he fights Joseph Parker.

'Blood, sweat and hopefully cheers'
Anthony Joshua is hoping Joseph Parker falls into his traps in Saturday night.

Joshua: Bet on me
Anthony Joshua remains focused on Saturday's fight despite the prospect of Deontay Wilder to come - and advises fans to bet on him to win.

Parker: AJ lacks respect
Joseph Parker accuses Anthony Joshua of lacking respect ahead of their showdown in Wales.

Joshua v Parker: How to watch

Saturday's huge night of boxing in Cardiff is live on Sky Sports Box Office (Channel 491) and Sky Sports Box Office HD (Channel 492).

BOOKING

Remote

Go to Channel 491 and to order press Box Office, select Sports and Events. Use the arrow buttons to highlight the event. Press select, and the buy screen will be displayed. Press select to confirm your order. Enter your pin if prompted.

From Saturday, March 24, no matter what channel you are on, press Box Office, select Sports and Events. Use the arrow buttons to highlight the event. Press select, and the buy screen will be displayed. Press select to confirm your order. Enter your pin if prompted.

You can only record the event by using this method.

Online

To book go to my.sky.com/orderboxoffice/

There is no surcharge for online bookings.

Sky Q

Select 'Sport' on your menu, and then select 'Box Office' within the sport menu at the bottom of 5/6 options. For UHD customers, the live event only will available in UHD.

Streaming

PC/Desktop/Mac, NOW TV box, iPhone, iPad, Android phone or Android tablet

You can book and stream the fight whether you're a Sky customer or not - it's your choice to watch via our dedicated website, via the Sky Sports Box Office app on your mobile or tablet devices, or via your NOW TV box.

First, visit skysports.com/boxofficelive to book and pay. Then on fight night itself, you can either sign in to watch on the same website; download the Sky Sports Box Office App and log in to watch there; or access the stream on your NOW TV box.

Phoneline

To order the event call 03442 410888 (0818 220 225 from ROI) (There may be a £2 booking fee for telephone bookings).

Cable customers

Please contact your operator.

Sky Box Office terms and conditions apply.

Joshua v Parker: What the fighters say

Anthony Joshua:

"This is another unbelievable reception, it's bigger than last time. Boxing is growing, it's a golden era right now and it's great to be a part of it.

"I like the interaction part with fans, there are people I want to meet, and a minute of your time means the world to some people and means the world to me."

On the back of Parker previously saying that he is ready for a war, Joshua then candidly replied: "Yeah, its good news but it's silly - it's boxing.

"I'm hearing that all you need is a good chin and a right hand. We've been working on technique, finesse and counter punching.

"I hope Parker falls into my booby traps because I will set them up with some power traps as well. There'll be a bit of a war.

"You'll see blood, sweat and hopefully cheers from my corner.

"Physically, I've always tried to prepare myself the best way, but now I believe more and believe in my ability - I'm focused.

"It's a boxing match and people respect clinical boxing and that should see me through to victory.

"We are working round by round, camp by camp and every camp I aim to improve. We'll see the perks I've been working on come Saturday.

"You need to keep the challenger's mindset, I try not to be seen with the belt too much, I let other people have the enjoyment, I have to keep that challenger's mindset.

"I'm looking forward to this challenge. Just because I'm the hunted, it's no time to put my feet up and relax. I'm out there defending my throne."

Joseph Parker:

"I feel like I'm in the best shape I've been in. My face is a bit skinnier, and I'm also starting to see some abs come along."

"It's a great strength to be close to your trainer (Kevin Barry). He's not just like a trainer; he's more like a father figure when I'm away from home, and I live with his family, so it's a close relationship.

"You need that in boxing, and that's the reason we've had so much success, because of our great relationship. It plays a big part.

"Being so close as a team, or as a country, or as family, it is an advantage.

"When I go for camp, I fly away from New Zealand and my family, and spend eight to 10 weeks training in Vegas. We train, eat and sleep boxing: that's all we do, and we feel it's the best way to prepare. Tanya's like a mother figure.

"It's a big sacrifice but it's all worth it when you're trying to get a better future for your family. It's very challenging; I have a young daughter, so it's hard to see her on a video call, when you want to give her a big hug. You've got to make sacrifices to give a better future."

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