Anthony Joshua is set to take on New Zealand boxer Joseph Parker for the heavyweight unification bout on Saturday, 31st March 2018 at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. Joshua’s WBA and IBF titles while Parker’s WBO heavyweight title is on the line. Anthony Joshua is expected to win this fight and setup a mouth water clash against Wilder sometime next year but before that Joseph Parker brings his undefeated record of 24-0 with 18 knockouts making it a great fight.
Anthony Joshua vs Joseph Parker TV Coverage: Sky Box Office coverage for the big night on Saturday, 31 March 2018 starts with several undercard fights at around 18:00 uk time and the PPV is priced at around £19.95 / €24.95. As far as the US viewers are concerned they can watch the fight live on Showtime regular channel (non-PPV) coverage starting at around 5:00 p.m ET / 02:00 p.m PT but Showtime will only show the main-event.
Undercard Fights: There are several quality undercard fights scheduled on the same night specially the one between Alexander Povetkin and David Price. Carlos Molina takes on Josh Kelly while Ryan Burnett fights Yonfrez Parejo.
Below is the fight night schedule of entire fight card leading up all the way to main-event between Joshua vs Klitschko.
|COVERAGE STARTS||06:00 pm uk time on SkySports 1 and Sky Box Office|
|PPV Details||The coverage begins at 06:00 p.m uk time but it will go encrypted available for only PPV buyers at around 07:00 p.m uk time.|
|fight 1||Morgan Jones vs Mose Auimatagi Jr ( starts at around 06:00 p.m uk time)|
|fight 2||Josh Kelly vs Carlos Molina (07:00 p.m uk time)|
|fight 3||Joe Cordina vs Hakim Ben Ali (07:45 p.m uk time)|
|fight 4||Ryan Burnett vs Yonfrez Parejo (8:40 p.m uk time)|
|fight 5||Alexander Povetkin vs David Price (09:45 p.m uk time)|
|Main-Event||Anthony Joshua vs Joseph Parker (not before 11:30 p.m uk time)|
UK viewers can watch the fight live on Sky Box Office HD but they will have to pay around £19.95 for nights coverage on top of their monthly SkySports subscription. While US viewers can watch the fight live on Showtime regular channel (non-ppv).
Looking at the undercard and considering Anthony Joshua’s past performances this fight card is totally worth the money for UK viewers. Joshua is hoping to use this fight as tune up for what will be another major heavyweight bout against Deontay Wilder sometime next year. Joshua is hot favourite going into the fight but that does not mean Joseph Parker won’t give him a competitive fight.