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Parker will face Joshua in the ring this March.

Boxing fans notice something odd about Anthony Joshua/Joseph Parker promo poster

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The fight everyone has been waiting for is just around the corner.

Anthony Joshua will face New Zealander Joseph Parker in a world heavyweight title unification bout in March.

The date and location were confirmed earlier today, with Sky Sports and Matchroom Boxing posting about the fight on social media.

Both Joshua and Parker are unbeaten in their careers, but that will all change on March 31, when one of them will be crowned the undisputed world heavyweight champion.

Twitter has already exploded with fans from around the world getting involved in the discussion, but it became awkward for the New Zealander when some fans couldn't help but notice a 'mistake' in the promo images that have been published.

It appears that someone has 'photoshopped' Parker's image, making him look 'fitter' than he really is.

Sure, he's obviously fit and active, he's a boxer, but fans know he certainly doesn't look that ripped in real life.

Matchroom Boxing posted the fight promo on Twitter this morning, but fans were more focused on Parker's appearance.

One said: "Who photoshopped Parker's body to make him look a genuine challenge"

Another fan commented: "F****ng hell that picture of @joeboxerparker hasn't been photoshopped too much hahaha. Was that what was holding the deal up @EddieHearn making Parker look in shape for the promo board?"

Eddie Hearn, managing director of Matchroom Boxing, was tagged in a number of tweets from fans, but has yet to respond to any of the calls on Parker's airbrushed abs.

Let's be honest Eddie, did you need to use a photoshopped Parker? Is that going to have an impact on the fight in March? Probably not, but it's certainly created some amazing reactions from fans.

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Some fans even started suggesting what picture should have been used instead.

One shared this picture, saying: "Missed a trick not using this picture"

Whilst another said: "Nice of whoever created the poster to stick Parker's head on someone else's body. #JoshuaParker"

What do you think about the picture? Has Parker been photoshopped or has he just been training harder than usual? Let us know in the comments.

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