CARDIFF, Wales – The Latest About the Battle of Anthony Joshua-Joseph Parker (All Local Times):
Anthony Joshua unanimously beat Joseph Parker to a three-belt world heavyweight champion. He delivered the first loss of the New Zealander's career on Saturday.
Joshua was first picked up in his 21-fight career after winning his other 20 by knockout.
Two judges awarded the fight to Joshua 118-110. The other had it 119-109.
Joshua added Parker's WBO belt to his WBA and IBF titles and moved within a belt and became the first undisputed champion since Lennox Lewis in 2000.
Deontay Wilder holds the other major heavyweight belt, the WBCs , and could meet Joshua before the end of this year.
No fighter was defeated in a fight that was affected by the regular interference of Italian referee Giuseppe Quartarone.
Anthony Joshua has a better chance of connecting with a left hook in the final round, but the bell rings and some sayings sound – seemingly directed at the referee for his constant interventions.
The fight is decided by the judges, with Joshua trying to have it.
Joseph Parker makes it to the end of the 11th round and makes this the longest of Anthony Joshua's 21 professional fights. Nevertheless, Joshua tries to penetrate Parker with meaningful punches.
Anthony Joshua, having to get his gloves back on twice, must have patience with the fast hands of Joseph Parker's counterattacks.
The New Zealander looks increasingly confident, although his bleeding left eye begins to close at the end of the tenth round. In the 10th, Joshua connects with a left hook and a right uppercut.
Anthony Joshua joins in an over-the-top right before being approached by Italian referee Giuseppe Quartarone, who prevents a fight from taking place comes in just before the Briton delivers an uppercut to Joseph Parker.
The referee turns out to be annoying with his interventions, one just comes when Joshua makes a whirlwind of punches.
Joseph Parker gets a great right-back right in the middle of fifth by Anthony Joshua's defense and sends the British for the first time.
Parker injured Joshua early in the sixth, but the referee calls time. Joshua returns with a straight right, whereupon the referee steps between the fighters – both admonishing – after Parker tracks Joshua around the ring before the pair catches.
There was a clash of heads in a tight third round after Parker had treatment for a cut around his left eye.
Joshua took control in the fourth, using his longer range to pick up Parker, and a strong left shook the WBO champion. 19659002] ___
Anthony Joshua dominated the center of the ring, but barely managed to impress Joseph Parker in the opening two laps.
Parker keeps Joshua awake with movement and quick blows.  ___
Ring announcer Michael Buffer has just climbed through the ropes. It must be time for Joshua-Parker.
The atmosphere has risen a bit at the Principality Stadium, just minutes from the main event.
Boxing big Sugar Ray Leonard is one of those rings.
Russia's Alexander Povetkin became a mandatory challenger to the WBA heavyweight belt after brutally crushing David Price in the fifth round of an action-packed fight.
Povetkin had already left Price with a big left hook in the third round when he sent the British boxer onto the screen with another powerful left-hander that pulled gasps out of the crowd.
Price was a seated goal after being hit by Povetkin, who becomes WBA Intercontinental Champion. Povetkin, the 2004 Olympic champion, was WBA champion from 2011 to 2013.
Price began his professional career with 15 consecutive victories, but has now lost five times, four of the losses against boxers who had served – or would continue to serve – Doping bans
The 38-year-old Povetkin was tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs twice in a seven-month period. On the other hand, he has won eight bouts in a row and left the loss in points to Wladimir Klitschko in 2013 as his only defeat in 35 fights.
WBA bantamweight champion Ryan Burnett overcame a suspected broken right-hand to mandatory challenger Yonfrez Parejo over a unanimous points decision in the first defense of his belt.
Burnett, who remained unbeaten after 19 fights, threw in the second half of the fight almost only blows with his left hand. He later said he thought he broke his right hand in the third round.
The Northern Irish still won easily with all three judges.
Parejo, of Venezuela, previously won four straight fights after losing the preliminary WBA title. 19659002] ___
British athlete Anthony Crolla could be in sight of another world title fight, but he has heavy work to gain his unanimous points over unannounced Mexican Edson Ramirez in one of the big three fights on  Crolla struggled with a cut near his right eye from the third round and blood covered his face for much of an uneventful fight.
A former WBA champion, Crolla could get another shot at this belt – maybe against his compatriot Luke Campbell – as he could soon be free.
Jorge Linares, who defeated Crolla in successive bouts in Manchester, owns the belt and soon fights Vasyl Lomachenko. Linares, a 32-year-old Venezuelan, is nearing the end of his career.
AJ is in the building.
Huge roar is heard in the Principality Stadium The big screens show Joshua in the arena. Flanked by his team, the British fighter smiles.
Minutes earlier, Joseph Parker was booed when he came to the screen. His mother, Sala, is already positioned around, with about two hours to fight.
Either Anthony Joshua or Joseph Parker will be the undisputed heavyweight world champion within a belt They will meet in the Union title fight in front of 78,000 spectators at the Principality Stadium later on Saturday.
And someone & # 39; 0 & # 39; Must go.
Joshua, Britain's WBA and IBF champion, has won all 20 of his professional knockouts and has quickly become one of the superstars of boxing.
Parker, the WBO champion from New Zealand, has won all 24 of his fights – 18 from KO.
This is the only heavyweight title fight between undefeated fighters, after Mike Tyson beat Tony Tucker in 1987.
WBC champion Deontay Wilder considers the other major heavyweight belt, the WBCs.
The fight is scheduled to start at around 0930 GMT.
Among the eight bouts on the undercard in Cardiff is the WBA bantamweight bout between Ryan Burnett and Venezuelan Yonfrez Parejo.
Alexander Povetkin and David Price fight for the WBA Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship and become the mandatory challenger for the belt.
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