Date: 29th December 2017 at 6:30pm
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It looks exceedingly like the UK will witness a heavyweight world title unification fight in 2018.

After weeks of verbal squabbling, reports are filtering through that a deal has been struck hereby Britain?s Anthony Joshua will go toe-to-toe with the Kiwi fighter Joseph Parker.

The bout will see Joshua put his WBA and IBF belts on line hoping to take the WBO crown held by Parker.

Much of the delay in making the bout related to how the purse would be split, but we understand that having wanted 40% of the purse, Parker?s entourage have now settled for something in the region of 30-35%.

Talking about the deal, Parker?s promoter, David Higgins, is quoted as having remarked,

‘We have taken a giant leap forward.

‘The fight has never been closer to reality.’

No date has been confirmed yet but it?ll happen anytime between 31 March and 28 April.

As for a venue, the likes of London, Manchester and Cardiff are said to be in the running.

Hopefully, the winner (Joshua) will then go on to meet Deontay Wilder in a unification fight that would give the winner all the major world heavyweight title belts.