In boxing: Anthony Joshua set for heavyweight showdown with Parker

Joseph Parker is expected to be in London on Thursday to confirm his heavyweight unification clash with Anthony Joshua. His promoter David Higgins flew to England yesterday to wrap up the final details of the bout, which is likely to be on March 31st.

Negotiations for the showdown have been drawn out but are extremely close to a conclusion, with World Boxing Organization, WBO, champion Parker understood to have settled for around 33 per cent of the fight purse.

Joshua, the International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Association, WBA, title holder, stands to make in the region of 15 million pounds for his first fight of 2018, with up to two more bouts lined up for this year.