13
Nov
2018

Three UK venues in contention to host Joshua v Parker unification

Joshua v Parker 18/12/2017

According to bookmakers at Betway, rugby ground Twickenham has joined Cardiff’s Principality Stadium and Manchester Arena as possibilities to host a heavyweight unification between Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker.

Talk between the pair are at an advanced stage, and despite Parker’s promoter David Higgins holding out for a venue outside Joshua’s home country – but in Europe, the United Kingdom remains a firm favourite.

Cardiff, where Joshua fought in October defeating Carlos Takam – remains the top option, although the 20,000 seater formerly-named M.E.N Arena could be strongly considered also should sporting venues be ruled out during the season of play.

Betway’s Alan Alger said: “England play the All Blacks in the autumn, but before that Twickenham looks a strong contender to host another battle between England and New Zealand in the shape of Anthony Joshua v Joseph Parker.

“Speaking at Sunday night’s SPOTY awards, AJ seemed confident he would secure the bout with Parker, suggesting the Kiwi was being ‘realistic’ with his demands.

“Since then, Twickers has been tipped to host the fight at 6/4 and looks to be in a three-way tussle with Cardiff, marginal favourite at 11/8, and Manchester, which is 5/2.”

Betway – Boxing – Specials

Anthony Joshua v Joseph Parker fight location odds:

Cardiff

11/8

London (Twickenham)

6/4

Manchester

5/2

Las Vegas

10/1

Barcelona

10/1

Lagos

33/1

Dubai

50/1

 

In a SnapChat prior to their trip to Liverpool for the BBC Awards, Joshua and Hearn stated Parker would be next followed by Deontay Wilder as the Briton seeks to claim all the title belts in 2018.

That would then set-up a huge battle with Tyson Fury in the summer of 2019 once the former king regains a foothold in the division following a two-year suspension and massive weight-loss.

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