British boxer Joshua defeated Parker and joined championship belt


Anthony Joshua (left) and Joseph Archerphoto: Andrew Couldridge / Reuters

British boxer Anthony Joshua won the victory over new Zealander Joseph Parker and became the world champion under versions of the world Boxing Association (WBA), International Boxing Federation (IBF) and world Boxing organization (WBO).

The fight took place at the stadium “Principality” in Cardiff and lasted all 12 rounds. Joshua won a unanimous decision— 119:109, 118:110, 118:110.

28-year-old Joshua remained undefeated, winning 21-th victory in his professional career. However, he first was not able to complete the match ahead. 26-year-old Parker’s first defeat, he has appeared 24 wins (18 KOs).

In the undercard fight, Joshua and Parker fight Russian Alexander Povetkin. 38-year-old native of Kursk knocked out Briton David price in the fifth round. Povetkin retained the status of mandatory Challenger for the title of world super champion by the WBA, which is owned by Joshua.

Video, photo All from Russia.


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