Joseph Parker will face Englishman Dillian Whyte in a heavyweight clash in London next month, a turn of events which could hardly have worked out better for the New Zealander. "I'm bang up for this", Whyte told Sky Sports after the fight was announced. You could have taken the fight but you are the one who pulled out, not me.
Whyte had been embroiled in a boxing politics row having been ordered to fight final eliminators with both Luis Ortiz for the WBC title and Kubrat Pulev for the IBF strap, with the WBC's request for an eliminator that particularly stinging for Whyte.
"The old mid-drift is going to get touched. but with all respect he's a proper gentleman but this is the fight game and we are going to do the business".
"Outside Joshua-Wilder this is the biggest fight in the heavyweight division.", Hearn said.
Parker, who had been linked to a bout with American Bryant Jennings, said his performance against Joshua proves his worth. That pretty much speaks for itself. I'm looking forward to going back to training, and burning off the pies I've eaten in New Zealand.
"Whatever happens, I'm not going to cry about it because there are only two champions now instead of three and they are probably going to fight eachother. I know it took a lot of hard work from my team to get this over the line".
The last time I was here, it was a great experience fighting in Cardiff in front of all those people and all those in the build-up and even though I didn't get the result I wanted, I feel like it's a great time to be back.
Whyte's last fight was a brutal sixth round KO of Australian Lucas Browne in London, a week before Parker became the first fighter to go the distance with Joshua though losing a unanimous points decision.
His promoter David Higgins had threatened to withdraw Parker from the WBO, WBA and IBF title fight with Joshua over concerns surrounding the officials, and he added: "We would like a rematch one day, perhaps with a different referee".
The common link through Joshua is highly marketable, especially given Parker's hard-eatrned profile in the United Kingdom over the a year ago.
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Breakout Sydney heavyweight Tai Tuivasa (7-0) faces his toughest test yet in Andrei Arlovski (27-15), a veteran of 25 UFC fights. The two fighters were introduced and faced off at the ceremonial weigh-ins later Friday.
The Golden State Warriors are going back the NBA Finals , which takes away numerous great angles for this column. On the Rockets' side, point guard Chris Paul will miss Game 7 with the hamstring injury he suffered in Game 5.
It is reported he punched a whiteboard in frustration at losing the first game on the Warriors' home turf in overtime. Kerr is still bothered by those symptoms but told ESPN that he had been able to manage them better this season.
Este último es la segunda entrega de la saga de videojuegos de plataformas protagonizada por personajes de hilo Yarnys. Sale a escena FIFA 19 con Cristiano Ronaldo y Neymar Jr. protagonizando su tráiler.
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Durant is finishing the first year of his two-year, $51 million contract that includes an opt-out clause for the 2018-19 season. None of those three teams has the necessary cap space to sign James, who won't take a reduced salary.
Yes, Halep has shown an admirable self-awareness when it comes to her hitherto unsuccessful quest for a Slam. "It's very hard . I don't feel pressure", said the 26-year-old Romanian. "I think it's normal", Williams said according to Field Level Media .
Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain was found dead at 61
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Anthony Bourdain committed suicide the same week as Kate Spade , even as the CDC reported a rise in suicides across the country. Anyone seeking suicide prevention help can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.