Boxing news: Where Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker could fight including unique venue | Boxing | Sport

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Joshua and Parker have been in talks for weeks over a potential clash that would see them unify the WBA, IBF and WBO belts.

The purse split between the two had been a point of contention with Parker’s camp bitterly negotiating for more than the 30 per cent of the cash they had been offered.

The two parties are finally understood to have come an agreement where the New Zealander will receive between 30 and 35 per cent of the profits from the bout, with Joshua taking the rest.

Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn has already started looking at potential venues for the fight and bookmakers Betway have listed the Principality Stadium in Cardiff as a 4/5 favourite.

Joshua’s last fight took place in front of 78,000 fans at the very same venue with the Brit clocking up his 20th win, stopping Carlos Takam in the 10th round.

“With talks seemingly nearing a conclusion, attentions have turned to where Joshua and Parker will do battle,” Betway spokesperson Alan Alger said.

“Joshua is yet to fight outside of the UK during his professional career and this looks likely to continue with Twickenham second in the market at 7/4.”

The England rugby ground has never hosted a boxing match and can hold as many as 82,000 people.

Joshua and Hearn have also previously talked about fighting in the US, the Middle East and Lagos in Nigeria.

However, when the heavyweight mentioned in the ring after the Takam win that he might fight abroad, the crowd made it clear they wanted him to stay in the UK.

And that seems certain to be the case for his next fight with Madison Square Garden in New York the shortest overseas venue at 10/1.