Joshua vs Parker tale of the tape: How boxers compare ahead of the big heavyweight unification fight on Saturday

ANTHONY JOSHUA goes up towards Joseph Parker at the Principality Stadium as each boxers put their belts on the line.

The 28-yr-previous's most up-to-date fight got here towards Carlos Takam in October the place he efficiently defended his IBO, IBF and WBA belts.

Parker, who’s from New Zealand, is the present WBO heavyweight champion having gained the title in 2016.

Joshua will fancy his possibilities of persevering with his good document towards Parker on Saturday and SunSport takes a take a look at the Tale of the Tape earlier than the heavyweight bout.

Anthony Joshua will get into coaching ahead of big fight towards Joseph Parker

Tale of the Tape

WHEN it was first introduced, Joshua was the overwhelming favorite – and it has stayed that means regardless of his odds shortening. 

The Englishman is unbeaten in his skilled profession with 20 wins, all coming by way of knockout.

 Anthony Joshua defeated Wladimir Klitschko in the IBF, WBA and IBO Heavyweight World Title bout at Wembley on April 29 2017

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Anthony Joshua defeated Wladimir Klitschko in the IBF, WBA and IBO Heavyweight World Title bout at Wembley on April 29 2017
 The Englishman defeated Carlos Takam to retain his titles at the Principality Stadium in October

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The Englishman defeated Carlos Takam to retain his titles at the Principality Stadium in October
 Joseph Parker beat Andy Ruiz in 2016 to be named the WBO heavyweight champion

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Joseph Parker beat Andy Ruiz in 2016 to be named the WBO heavyweight champion
 The pair are both unbeaten going into the fight

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The pair are each unbeaten going into the fight

Critics had questioned Joshua's credibility earlier than his profession-defining win over Wladimir Klitschko.

The Ukrainian took the heavyweight champion to the eleventh spherical, the place he ultimately misplaced by way of TKO.

Joshua, 6ft 6in, barely taller than Parker at 6ft 4in, additionally has an extended attain than his New Zealand opponent – 208cm in comparison with Parker's 198cm.

Parker, who turned skilled in 2012, is ranked seventh.

He gained the WGO heavyweight belt in 2016 after beating Andy Ruiz and has held the title ever since.

Parker is unbeaten in his skilled profession with 24 wins – 18 by knockout.

talkSPORT is the solely place you possibly can take heed to radio commentary of the large heavyweight showdown between Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker.

Adam Catterall, Dom McGuinness, John Rawling and Glenn McCrory shall be ringside at the Principality Stadium to convey you reside protection from 8pm. Pay attention on DAB, by way of Sky Channel  0108 or on talkSPORT.com right here.

Joseph Parker thinks Anthony Joshua has been boring recently

ANTHONY JOSHUA goes up towards Joseph Parker at the Principality Stadium as each boxers put their belts on the line.

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