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Anthony Joshua vs Joseph Parker LIVE: Joshua claims unanimous win and calls out Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury

Follow live coverage as Joshua and Parker fight for the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight championships

Jack Austin
Principality Stadium
Saturday 31 March 2018 23:30 BST
Anthony Joshua v Joseph Parker: Tale of the tape

It’s finally time. Anthony Joshua tonight takes on Joseph Parker with no fewer than four world titles on the line.

Joshua's WBA (Super), IBF and IBO world titles will be on the line, as will Parker's WBO belt, in the first ever heavyweight unification fight to held in Britain.

Some 78,000 fans are expected at the Principality Stadium this evening, in Joshua’s third consecutive stadium fight.

Both men head into the contest as undefeated world champions, but Joshua is the overwhelming favourite to win, with lucrative contests against the likes of Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury awaiting the winner.

Follow live coverage of the evening below.

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Good evening and welcome to The Independent's live coverage from Cardiff of Anthony Joshua's world heavyweight unification fight with Joseph Parker!

Jack Austin31 March 2018 17:47

The two heavy-hitters are expected to make their walks to the ring at around 10pm this evening but the action at the Principality Stadium is already underway.

Mose Auimatagi Jr, who is part of Parker's New Zealand stable  beat Wales' own Morgan Jones.

Jack Austin31 March 2018 17:48

At the moment we have the highly-rated Joshua Buatsi taking on Polish light-heavyweight Bartolmiej Grafka, with the Croydon man holding his own going into the final round.

Jack Austin31 March 2018 17:50

Want to brush up on your Joshua-Parker knowledge ahead of the big fight later?

Here's why tonight might be a fight based on personality, rather than ability... 

Jack Austin31 March 2018 17:54

Buatsi has extended his unbeaten record with a points victory over Grafka!

Joe Cordina up next...

Jack Austin31 March 2018 17:55
Jack Austin31 March 2018 18:15

Joe Cordina wins! He's stopped Hakim Ben Ali to delight the Welsh sections of the crowd!

Jack Austin31 March 2018 18:30

Biggest fight of the year taking advice from arguably the biggest of last year?

Jack Austin31 March 2018 18:40

We have Josh Kelly against Carlos Molina up next as we build up to the big one!

Jack Austin31 March 2018 18:40

Kelly has put in a real decent account of himself so far against the far more experienced Molina as we enter round three.

Jack Austin31 March 2018 18:50

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