IBF and WBA champion Joshua will take on WBO title holder Parker at Cardiff's Prinicpality Stadium on March 31, with both fighters putting their undefeated streaks on the line.
It is a unification Heavyweight championship fight, we all know what happened last time I was in a unification Heavyweight championship fight against Wladimir Klitschko previous year.
"I'm looking forward to it".
Talks had previously stalled over how the purse would be split but a compromise was reached last month which will see Parker, 25, earn 30-35%.
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But he is not expecting an easy night in the Welsh capital given that his 26-year-old opponent is undefeated in 24 fights and has won 18 of those via a stoppage.
Team Parker have tried to get under his skin in recent weeks with various criticisms of him and an infamous video (at this stage) they put on display in a press conference in New Zealand that showed all the times Joshua has been hurt in his career to date. A couple of months ago I heard him say "why should I be anxious about this little kid from New Zealand"? "Champions should fight Champions and AJ continues to step up to the challenges", Hearn said.
The victor of the clash is likely to face WBC champion Deontay Wilder in another unification bout this summer.
"I'm delighted to get this fight made". It was the biggest heavyweight fight in British history.
"Joseph Parker is the absolute epitome of the Kiwi sporting battler", said Higgins.
"He's never been stopped, never even been wobbled in the ring". Wilder, 32, of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, is scheduled to defend his title against top contender Luis "King Kong" Ortiz (28-0, 24 KOs), a 38-year-old Cuban defector fighting out of Miami, on March 3 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, in a fight that was made official on Friday.