Anthony Joshua scored a points win this weekend over New Zealander Joseph Parker to unify all the heavyweight belts except one (the WBC) held by Deontay Wilder.
The unanimous points decision wasn’t the knockout expected by most, nor was the action in the fight, which was a cautious one in the end from both men.
But alas, Joshua got the job done and moved his record to 21-0-20KO.
It was the first time he went the full twelve championship rounds as a professional boxer.
Following the fight attention has now turned to whether or not fans will see the Joshua vs Wilder bout, the fight everyone wants to see essentially.
Even Joshua addressed it in the ring and said if his promoter could work out a deal with Wilder’s people that he would be game.
Here’s how Wilder reacted to what he saw last night:
— Miguel_Chines_ (@Miguel_Chines_) March 31, 2018
Also another heavyweight rival was a keen spectator last night, one Tyson Fury no less.
Here’s what he had to say:
Tyson Fury reacts to the Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker fight…?? pic.twitter.com/tlyieLuoWW
— SPORTbible (@sportbible) March 31, 2018
All in all, it wasn’t the best of heavyweight fights to watch this weekend but a win is a win at the end of the day.