Tom Hanks Surprises Anthony Joshua With New Nickname - Joshua Reacts Perfectly

Tom Hanks Surprises Anthony Joshua With New Nickname - Joshua Reacts Perfectly

Joshua will put his WBA (Super) and IBF titles on the line to take on Parker, who has been the WBO champion since beating Andy Ruiz via a majority decision in December 2016.

Cardiff is the current frontrunner to stage the battle on March 31 at the Principality Stadium.

The contract is expected to be signed and a statement will then be released by the fighters' respective promoters, Matchroom Boxing and Duco Events.

The two men are now expected to come face to face next week, with Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn this week promising fireworks after Parker and Higgins aimed a string of critical comments at Joshua.

"The possibility of this fight happening, I've visualised happening - fighting Anthony Joshua and knocking him out - and that's what I'm going to do". It's not even in question for them.

"We think Joshua's style is flawless for Joseph Parker, and is the sort of guy that Parker can - and will - knock out".

American puncher Deontay Wilder holds the WBC title and will be the next target for whoever comes out on top when Joshua and Parker go head-to-head in the United Kingdom this spring.

For a quiet man not prone to bouts of trash-talking, Joseph Parker offered a dramatic message of intent yesterday as the World Boxing Organisation heavyweight champion revealed his "sole mission is to smash to bits the man with the glass chin".

Joshua is doing the media rounds at the moment despite no formal announcement just yet for his next fight. The Parker fight is very close.

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