Parker vs Joshua: British fans boo, chant during haka at weigh-in

Joseph Parker was welcomed by an incredible haka at Cardiff's Motorpoint Arena before walking out to weigh in for his fight against Anthony Joshua in Cardiff.

A crowd 4500 were on hand for the official weigh-in ahead of Saturday's (Sunday NZ time) unification bout at the nearby Principality Stadium.

But British fans have done their best to make it a hostile area for the Kiwi, with chants during the haka and weigh-in.

Before the haka, a samoan siva was performed. 

The raucous crowd wasted no time pledging their allegiance to Joshua. During the haka, boos and chants of 'oh, Anthony Joshua' to the tune of The White Stripes' 'Seven Nation Army' could be heard. The boos intensified when Parker walked up to the scales with his theme song 'Can't be Touched' by Roy Jones Jr playing in the background.

Parker vs Joshua: British fans boo, chant during haka at weigh-in
Parker vs Joshua: British fans boo, chant during haka at weigh-in

The chants of 'oh, Anthony Joshua' continued when it was the Brit's turn, taking to the stage with Drake's current hit 'God's Plan' playing.

Parker told Si and Gary on More FM earlier in the week that the haka will be playing when he walks out to the ring on fight night.

"It is going to be on, and hopefully, if New Zealanders hear the haka, they can stand up and represent and show us where they are."

Parker - the WBO champion - weighed in at 107kg, 4kg lighter than his last fight against Hughie Fury in September.

Joshua, the WBA (Super), IBF and IBO champion weighted in slightly heavier, tipping the scales at 110 kg, over 5kg lighter than for his previous fight against Carlos Takam in October.

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