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Anthony Joshua wins new title after beating Parker

03 April 2018

Although losing his 100 percent knockout record, Joshua was the clear victor, triumphing by the scores of 118-110, 118-110 and 119-109.

Despite taking out all three scorecards by a comfortable margin, England's Joshua faced one of the toughest tests of his career so far, taken through all 12 rounds for the first time in his 21 professional bouts. "I think we'll definitely see Joseph Parker again".

Parker had noticeably increased his work-rate, although Joshua still held control and he got a quickfire combination going at the end of round eight which ended a quiet spell for the British star.

"This was about boxing finesse".

"He's in a position where in 10 years as a pro he hasn't done what I have", he said.

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And with all 20 victories coming by knockout, the Brit had been a favourite to end last night's contest early, only to find the sturdy Parker hard to dislodge.

The referee, Giuseppe Quartarone, would implicate himself several times in the fight, slowing down the action, or breaking up exchanges to the the dismay of the crowd and broadcasters.

Anthony Joshua remains undefeated after seeing the judges' cards for the first time in his career, earning a unanimous decision win over Joseph Parker on Saturday at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales.

Former British world champion Frank Bruno believes Joshua still has to make improvements.

"I'm No. 1 baby, let's go!"

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The said Fury released eight Instagram story videos throughout the fight in Cardiff and after Joshua's points win over Parker on Saturday night. It's local. We're staying right here. Look at what Anthony Joshua's doing. They don't want to know. There's a lot to work on - it's a good experience being here, thank you all for the opportunity, to fight in this big stadium. "Why do I have all these belts, just to give someone a bonus".

However, Fury, who became a unified world champion in 2015 after defeating Wladimir Klitschko before vacating all his belts in freaky circumstances the following year, provided an in-fight running commentary via his instagram account, in which he was scathing about both fighters, particularly the victor. Namely Wilder, or mandatory WBA challenger Alexander Povetkin, who beat David Price in the undercard. He came into the match armed with 24 wins with 18 knockouts.

Parker seemed to hurt Joshua in the third with a left hook after their heads came together but Joshua was by now establishing his own, more powerful jab.

"I know the bookies say I might get a knockout but forget the hype, Parker was a world champion".

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Anthony Joshua wins new title after beating Parker