EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW BY LUKE AUGUSTUS: Joseph Parker may like to devour the heads of raw fish but Anthony Joshua has warned him that the build-up to their mouth-watering bout may swallow him up. Parker puts his WBO world heavyweight title on the line when he faces WBA, IBF and IBO king Joshua in a unification fight in Cardiff on March 31. Both boxers are already underway in their preparations for the encounter and Joshua believes the scale of the occasion may weigh on his opponent’s mind as the weeks go on.
JEFF POWELL: Carl Froch is challenging Andre Ward to cross the Atlantic for the first time in his career and face him at Nottingham Forest's City Ground. Ward earned recognition as the world's supreme super-middleweight when he defeated Froch in the final of the Super Six tournament in Atlantic City.
Keith Thurman and Robert Guerrero gave a prime-time television audience something to watch Saturday night. Thurman won a piece of the welterweight title with a bruising decision win over Guerrero in the debut of a new boxing series on network television. And he did it with the kind of fight that had the crowd on its feet and gave a much needed boost to boxing in the first prime-time fights on NBC in 30 years.
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JEFF POWELL: Carl Frampton delivered big-time and now he hopes ITV will do the same, along with rival Scott Quigg and his pound-wise promoter Eddie Hearn.