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Anthony Joshua will fight Alexander Povetkin at Wembley on September 22nd with his fourth stadium fight in succession bringing his total live audience for those spectaculars close to 350,000.

Fury’s accompanying battles with mental illness have been well-documented, but after losing seven stones in weight he is targeting a climb that will ultimately lead to Anthony Joshua.

Parker (24-0, 18 KOs), who is the current WBO heavyweight world champion, is set to fight Joshua on March 31 in a much-anticipated unification clash where the Brit’s WBA and IBF straps will also be on the line.

The French fighter gave a good account of himself against the WBA and IBF heavyweight champion at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium

The pair had initially hoped to meet on December 10, but a delay in the governing body making a decision on the fight and a minor injury to Klitschko meant that plans were scrapped until next year

The 38-year-old successfully defended his WBC and WBA welterweight titles as he defeated Andre Berto on a unanimous points decision at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, United States of America

The 38-year-old was in imperious form in the contest and secured the win by scores of 117-111, 118-110 and 120-108 to move level with legendary Rocky Marciano to post a record of 49-0, in what he claims was the final match of his career

The fight, between two of the best pound-for-pound boxers in the sport, is likely to be the most-lucrative match in history, with estimates suggesting that the bout could generate up to £162 million