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Joshua and Parker reach deal for unification showdown

DETERMINED: Anthony Joshua (Photo credit: Nick Potts/PA)

ANTHONY JOSHUA and Joseph Parker have reached an agreement and are set to have a heavyweight unification fight in the spring.

According to BBC Sport. Parker was reportedly demanding 40%, with Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn offering him half of that.

But Parker's promoter has told the BBC a compromise has been reached to earn the New Zealander between 30-35%.

"We have taken a giant leap forward," said David Higgins. "The fight has never been closer to reality."

COMPETITIVE: Joseph Parker (Photo credit: Nick Potts/PA)

Joshua, is looking to add Parker's WBO crown to his WBA and IBF titles before a possible battle with American WBC champion Deontay Wilder.

A date and location are yet to be agreed, but initial discussions suggest a window of 31 March to 28 April and potential venues in London, Manchester and Cardiff.

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