Anthony Joshua Defeats Joseph Parker In a Tactical 12 Rounds & wants to Face Deontay Wilder next!

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Boxing sensation and champion, Anthony Joshua defeated Joseph Parker by points on Saturday to unify the WBO belt to his IBF and WBA titles. He wants to also face Deontay Wilder next.

The British -Nigerian boxer defeated New Zealand star on unanimous points decision 118-110, 118-110, 119-109 following a tactical 12 rounds fight to add the WBO belt to his list of titles, WBA, IBF and IBO.

Joshua’s victory in Cardiff was his 21st straight career win and the distance for the first time in his pro career fight.

Joshua retained his spot as the world heavyweight champion, according to ESPN, landing more punches (139 to Parker’s 101) although throwing much less (383 to 492).

‘My strategy in there was to stick behind the jab. A right hand will take you around the block, but a good jab will take you around the world. I stuck behind the jab. I was focused. I controlled him behind the jab, and the main thing is I am the unified champion of the world. I thought it was hard, but going the 12 rounds was light work’.
A fight with America’s Deontay Wilder, the WBC champion, could be the next level, the fight being the most in-demand right now, this might have been why the British Champion called out Deontay Wilder after winning his fight last night in Cardiff.

 

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