Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker face off for the first time tonight in the first major boxing match of 2018.

Current IBF, WBA and IBO world heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua is set to face WBO world heavyweight champion Joseph Parker, from New Zealand, in the ring tonight on Saturday 31 March. All but the IBO belt will be up for grabs in a winner takes all bout, the first major one of 2018. 

But when is it on and how can you watch it? Read on to find out:

Anthony Joshua vs Joseph Parker: How can I watch it?

Sky has exclusive rights to broadcast the fight in the UK, but don't worry if you're not a Sky subscriber, as there are still plenty of other ways to stream it to the big screen in your front room.

You can also watch it online via streaming with Reddit a popular source of information of links on how you can watch the fight. Protecting your online privacy if you are streaming is a must - there are stringent laws around illegal streaming of sports online.

Sky Box Office on Sky

The big fight will be broadcast live on Sky Box Office at a cost of £19.95 if bought online, but will increase to £24.95 if you buy by phone on Saturday, the day of the fight. 

So save yourself £5.00 if you are intending to watch it on the Sky Box Office.

Sky will also become the first broadcaster to show a pay-per-view boxing fight in Ultra HD. Sky Q customers will be able to not only watch the title card fight between Joshua and Parker, but all the undercard fights as well. The extra detail should mean you see every bead of sweat fly off the boxers' faces when they get hit. 

To buy the fight through Sky Box Office, click here

Sky Box Office app

If you don't have a Sky+ HD or Sky Q box at home, then you can still watch either through the Sky Box Office app available on PC, Mac, Now TV, iPhone and Android devices. If you sign up to watch the fight via the app, you won't be able to watch it through a Sky or Virgin Media set-top box. 

Now TV

If you have a Now TV box at home, then you can download the Sky Box Office app through the app store, purchase the fight for £19.95 and watch it that way. You don't need to have an existing Sky Sports Pass to be able to watch the bout.

Virgin Media

Virgin Media customers can order the Joshua/Parker fight through Sky Box Office as well, at a cost of £19.95 for standard definition and £20.95 for high definition. HD is available for Virgin Media V6 and and TiVO customers only. 

To order the fight through your Virgin Media box, go to On Demand, select Pay Per View, Live Events then Current and Bookable Events and follow the on screen instructions.

To watch go to On Demand> Live Events> Event Bookings.

Anthony Joshua vs Joseph Parker: Weights are in

Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker are in Cardiff today to officially weigh in.

Joseph Parker's record is 24 victories, 18 wins by knockout. He's in at 16st 12lbs and seven ounces.

Anthony Joshua weighs in at 17st 4lbs and two ounces which is the lightest weight he has been since 2014.

Anthony Joshua vs Joseph Parker: When is it?

Anthony Joshua will lock gloves with Joseph Parker this coming Saturday 31 March at Cardiff's Principality Stadium. A set time for the two heavyweights to enter the ring hasn't been given just yet, but they shouldn't enter any later than 10.30pm BST. 

Whoever wins the fight will have to get back into the ring with WBC champion Deontay Wilder - who may be ringside on Saturday - at a later date.

Anthony Joshua vs Joseph Parker: Which fighter is favourite to win?

Brit AJ will have home support on his side, and he's expected to take the win on Saturday night. However, the last few days have seen Parker generate more support and the odds are increasingly in his favour. 

Joshua will be going into the fight though with a perfect record of 20 fights, all won by knockout. The Kiwi Parker on the other hand, has a perfect record of 24 wins, but only won 18 of them by knockout. 

Fight Card

The fightcard for tonight has been confirmed with Anthony Joshua and Joshua Parker set to headline with them around 10:30BST.

  • Anthony Joshua vs. Joseph Parker 12 rounds, heavyweight
  • Alexander Povetkin vs David Price - 12 rounds, heavyweight
  • Ryan Burnett vs Yonfrez Parejo - 12 rounds, bantamweight
  • Joe Cordina vs Hakim Ben Ali - 10 rounds, lightweight
  • Josh Kelly vs Carlos Molina - 10 rounds, lightweights
  • Anthony Crolla vs. Edson Ramirez - 10 rounds, lightweight
  • Morgan Jones vs Mose Auimatagi Jr - 6 rounds, super middleweight
  • Joshua Buatsi vs. Bartlomej Grafka - 6 rounds, super middleweight
  • Sean McGoldrick vs. Ricky Little - 6 rounds, bantamweight