Joseph Parker to get his shot at Anthony Joshua in March 2017 for IBF heavyweight title

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Anthony Joshua is the fastest rising star in boxing right now and he has taken the heavyweight division by storm since turning pro in 2013.

The 26-year-old is the current IBF heavyweight champion and earlier this year a three-man shortlist of opponents headed by Joseph Parker, but also including European champion Kubrat Pulev and former world champion Bermane Stiverne, was put together as his mandatory contenders.

Joshua is set to step back in the ring on November 26 to make the second defence of his world title, and one of his mandatory challengers, Parker, could be set for a duel with another British heavyweight in David Price on his undercard.

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Parker is a New Zealand-born heavyweight who is still only 24-years-old and has amassed a record of 20 wins from 20 fights, 17 of which came via knockout.

According to his promoter Dean Lonergan, if Parker wins his next couple of fights, he'll get his shot at Joshua in March 2017.

Lonergan exclusively told Sky Sports: "What we are looking at is this - we fight Alexander Dimitrenko October 1, then if all goes according to plan, and all parties can make something that works, we would fight on the Anthony Joshua undercard on November 26.

"I do believe it's not going to be in London, it's going to be somewhere else. Then we would fight, assuming that all things go well for Joe, in March, is the indicative date that Eddie has given us.

These two fighters are undoubtedly the most powerful prospects in the heavyweight division today. A clash between Joshua and Parker would be magic and questions about Joshua's jaw would surely finally be answered.

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