Two of boxing’s best heavyweights will step into the ring, March 31 with a lot at stake to include the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles.
Anthony Joshua vs. Joseph Parker, billed as Road to Undisputed, is one of the most looked forward to professional boxing heavyweight unification matches in recent memory.
The event takes place at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales and puts Joshua’s IBF, WBA (Super) and IBO heavyweight titles and Parker’s WBO heavyweight title on the line.
Joshua Parker betting – Who is favorite, what’s at stake?
As in any given sport it is hard to determine a favorite, especially a combat sport where there is a 50/50 shot for either competitor. Here however, oddsmakers seem to give the edge to Joshua. When doing your Joshua Parker betting it is recommended that you place your wager with Freebets.com.
Joshua represented England at the 2011 World Championships as an amateur in the super-heavyweight division, winning a silver medal; he also represented Great Britain at the 2012 Olympics, winning gold. In 2014, a year after turning professional, he was named Prospect of the Year by The Ring magazine. In 2017, Joshua’s victorious fight against Wladimir Klitschko was named Fight of the Year by The Ring and the Boxing Writers Association of America. Joshua is the second British boxer, after James DeGale, to win both a gold medal at the Olympics and a world title by a major professional sanctioning body, as well as being the first British heavyweight to do so.
As of February 2018, Joshua is ranked as the world’s best active heavyweight by The Ring, the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, and BoxRec. Known for having exceptional punching power, he has finished all of his fights to date by knockout.
While he is one of the, if not the best boxer of this generation, there are still talks of Joshua headed to mixed martial arts.
Parker is a New Zealand professional boxer who earned and the WBO heavyweight title in 2016 and holds to present day. Previously he held multiple regional heavyweight championships including the WBO Oriental, Africa, and Oceania titles; as well as the PABA, OPBF, and New Zealand titles. As an amateur he represented New Zealand at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in the super-heavyweight division, and narrowly missed qualification for the 2012 Olympics.
Parker turned professional in July 2012 with Duco Events in Auckland, under the tutelage of Sir Bob Jones. After defeating Andy Ruiz for the WBO title, Parker became the first heavyweight boxer from either New Zealand or the Pacific Islands to win a major world championship. As of March 2018, he is ranked as the world’s third best active heavyweight by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board and The Ring magazine, and sixth by BoxRec.
This fight is one for the ages. Place your wagers now.