One of sport’s brightest stars returns to the ring as Anthony Joshua looks to add another world title to his collection as he fights Joseph Parker in Cardiff on Saturday, 31 March, exclusively live on Sky Sports Box Office (pay-per-view £19.95).
Joshua can take a big step towards becoming the undisputed world heavyweight champion when he battles Parker in front of 78,000 fans at the Principality Stadium.
He already holds the WBA ‘super’ and IBF titles and intends to rip the WBO belt from Parker in a massive unification clash at Wales’ national stadium.
The British boxing scene is booming thanks in no small part to Joshua’s sensational success and popularity.
In just 20 fights, the heavyweight champion is firmly in the limelight as a generational superstar – not just in boxing, but across sport.
His power-punching, crowd pleasing style has endeared him to fans the world over, and has earned him the opportunity to further unify boxing’s marquee division.
In his way is New Zealand’s WBO champion Joseph Parker, a tough, fast, no-nonsense fighter whose last opponent was Hughie Fury – cousin of AJ’s heavyweight rival Tyson.
Parker is a heavy underdog for this fight, but as AJ knows only too well, it only takes one punch in heavyweight boxing to flip the script.
Joshua and Parker each pack plenty of knockout power, with 38 knockouts between them, and are expected to produce an explosive encounter.
The online facilities and phone lines are up and running, giving fans the chance to buy the heavyweight unification showdown.
Details of how to watch the big fight on the box can be found below or via Sky Sports’ dedicated website skysports.com/joshua.
Fans can now book the Sky Sports Box Office howdown between Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker, with comprehensive coverage throughout the week building up to the pay-per-view encounter.
Live and exclusive coverage of a bumper night of boxing starts at 6.00pm on Saturday, 31 March, on Sky Sports Box Office (Sky channel 491, HD channel 492), with coverage presented from ringside by Anna Woolhouse.
She will be joined by Sky Sports regulars Carl Froch and Johnny Nelson, plus various special guests throughout the night, while Adam Smith leads the commentary team and Andy Scott will get the latest reaction and interviews from ringside.
As well as the main event there will be live coverage of several undercard fights on the Cardiff bill, including David Price vs Alexander Povetkin (12 Rounds Heavyweight), Ryan Burnett vs Yonfrez Parejo (WBA ‘Super’ Bantamweight Title), Joe Cordina vs Andy Townend (10 Rounds Lightweight), Josh Kelly vs Carlos Molina (10 Rounds Welterweight), and Anthony Crolla vs Edson Ramirez (10 Rounds Lightweight).
There are multiple ways to book the event, which is priced at £19.95 for UK customers, up until Midnight, Friday, March 30. Thereafter £19.95 across all “self-service” bookings (remote control / online) if booked via the phone (either IVR or agent), but note an additional £2 booking fee if via an agent still applies.
Two repeat showings of the entire fight night will be shown at 9am and 4pm on Sunday, April 1, also priced at £19.95.
Sky customers can book the fight via remote control on their Sky+ or Sky Q devices, online via my.sky.com/orderboxoffice, or by phone – 03442 410888 – although here may be a £2 booking fee for telephone bookings.
For Sky Q customers with access to UHD, the live event only will available to watch in Ultra High Definition.
Virgin Media cable customers can order the fight by accessing the live events section via remote control.
Prior to fight night, Sky Sports TV, online and Sky Sports News will get boxing fans in the mood with a host of preview programming throughout the week – CLICK HERE for more details.
Then on Friday from 1pm, the crucial weigh-in will be streamed live at skysports.com/joshua and shown live on Sky Sports News, with a further preview show at 7.00pm on Sky Sports.
Joshua and Parker will have hit the scales and gone nose-to-nose, with a packed Good Friday crowd at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Stadium, waiting to see what ‘AJ’ comes in at.
As soon as the heavyweights step on the scales, fans can begin counting down the hours to Saturday night.
Watch Anthony Joshua v Joseph Parker live only on Sky Sports Box Office. Book the event online here.
SATURDAY 31st MARCH
JOSHUA v PARKER