Joseph Parker's reward for defeating Deontay Wilder is another fight against a heavy-handed opponent as he goes in with Zhilei Zhang.

After Parker was defeated by Joe Joyce in 2022, Zhang stopped the Englishman twice and he'll be looking for a similar result against Parker.

Here's everything you need to know ahead of Zhilei Zhang vs Joseph Parker.

Zhilei Zhang vs Joseph Parker

When is Joseph Parker vs. Zhilei Zhang?

Date: Friday, March 8

Time: At 10 a.m. ET / 7 a.m. PT.

The fight night will begin on Friday, March 8 at 10 a.m. ET / 7 a.m. PT. The fight will be held at the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

What has been said?

“For me, it was the best performance of Joseph's career,” said Parker's promoter David Higgins in media reports.

“The reason I say that is because those massive, global, pay-per-view fights have a special pressure about them, the eyes of the world are upon you and against his opponent, a murderous puncher, one of the most feared in history, you can't really describe what that pressure is like until you've been in that situation,” he added.

"A couple of times he came up short [in his career], but this time he maintained a cool head, was patient, showed intent, stuck to the fight plan, withstood the pressure. He didn't just win but dominated Wilder. His doubters and the people writing him off, he's certainly shut that crowd up. In New Zealand, the leading newspapers said he is back, and he's got another run at a world title,"



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