The previously-announced IBF eliminator bout between Joseph Parker and Carlos Takam is good to go, as the two are set to face off on May 21st in Parker's hometown of Auckland, New Zealand. Each fighter will reportedly make more than $1 million, making this the richest fight in NZ boxing history.
Parker (18-0, 16 KO) has emerged as one of the best young talents in the heavyweight division; our new associate-slash-scouting-gopher Radu put together a lovely piece on him earlier this month, should you be interested. Though he will have hype, home-field advantage, and some ridiculous power in his favor, Takam (33-2-1, 25 KO) is easily his stiffest test to date. The Cameroon-born Frenchman has lost just once since 2009, a knockout defeat courtesy of Alexander Povetkin,
We'll pass along word of the undercard, television network, and other such details when we hear them. While we wait, how's about some wild speculation in the comments as to theoutcome?