Anthony Joshua to UFC

Joseph Parker faces Anthony Joshua on March 31. Peter Cziborra  Action Images via Reuters

Joseph Parker faces Anthony Joshua on March 31. Peter Cziborra Action Images via Reuters

White has always been the ambitious type and he's making that very clear with his reported bid to convince undefeated British star Anthony Joshua to fight under the UFC banner.

The man who was called the "king of pies" by his opponent has been working to be more fit, while Joshua is keeping mum about how much he will weigh walking into Principality Stadium on Match 31st.

In comparison, a switch to the UFC, the richest fight sport promoter in the world, could offer Joshua the chance to earn as much as $50 million per fight. I'm going to be more consistent.

"We have not been hiding this but now it has come out I can tell Joshua that Joe will be a different animal from the one he saw taken the distance by Hughie Fury." said Parker's trainer.

The victor of the meeting between AJ and Parker is expected to seek a fight with WBC titleholder Deontay Wilder for the chance to create history by unifying the heavyweight decision.

News of UFC's interest in Joshua comes only a few days after Mayweather revealed plans to compete in mixed martial arts with the aim of taking to the octagon and fighting in the UFC.

"I like to be the underdog, I know what I have to do, I know that I have to train the hardest I have ever trained". That's what shows in the history books - a W. So I'm happy for him.

Beyond Wladimir Klitschko, Parker was already considered Joshua's toughest test, and he insists he has significantly benefited from the improvement in both his elbows and shoulders.

This will allow customers to experience the sheer power and drama in incredible slow motion as never before seen on live TV, as Joshua's looks to defend his world heavyweight titles. "He's got his snap in his jab back and this really is a good news story".

The most ambitious crossover so far. "I'm interested [hearing what the UFC has to say] because we can all work together".

Should Joshua win, he will be one belt from becoming the undisputed champion, with a fight against WBC belt holder Deontay Wilder next on the agenda.

"We'll listen and 100%, if it makes sense we're all ears".

"I know where I am going with my career".

"A very unusual thing that I've observed is how quickly he was able to get better afterwards".

Parker won those three and three other fights over the two years, enduring criticism for some performances, and all the while allowing bone spurs to develop and calcify over the elbow joints.

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