Joshua eyes Parker bout in March

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “He has his own battles and demons to face and, once he’s got over them, he’s more than welcome to enter a ring with me. It’s something that we should be focusing on in 2018.”Fury has not fought since his shock win against Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next British boxer Anthony Joshua, center, celebrates with with Mayor of London Sadiq Khan after winning against Ukrainian boxer Wladimir Klitschko following their fight for Joshua’s IBF and the vacant WBA Super World and IBO heavyweight titles, at Wembley Stadium, in London, Saturday, April 29, 2017. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)Anthony Joshua said Sunday that talks over a March fight with Joseph Parker are 95 per cent complete as the British boxer bids to become the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.The 28-year-old currently holds three of the five heavyweight titles, having this year added the WBA and IBO belts to the IBF belt he won in 2016.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. More family time, good health, better career among PBA players’ wishes for 2018 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson When asked when a fight with the New Zealander would take place and if it would be on British soil, Joshua added: “End of March, I would say.“It has to be (in this country), the British support, what we’re achieving here is phenomenal.”Should he defeat Parker, Joshua would then need to take on and beat undefeated WBC champion Deontay Wilder to realise his ambition.He also suggested he would be willing to fight fellow British boxer Tyson Fury.“Of course, he’s a lively opponent when he’s fit,” Joshua said about Fury.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours He aspires to become the first boxer in history to hold all five titles and thinks a deal to fight WBO champion Parker in the next few months is close.“What I think can be a reality is, I want to fight for the other championship belts,” Joshua told BBC Five Live when asked what his ambitions were for 2018.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“There’s only two left, I have three. There’s five on the table and I have three of them, I want to fight for the fourth one, the WBO heavyweight championship of the world.”“I think we’re 95 percent of the way there with completing with Joseph Parker,” he added. Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone View commentslast_img