Joseph Parker defeats Deontay Wilder unanimously. 

Saturday night in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Joseph Parker defeated former heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder to cause a stunning upset. 

Parker of New Zealand won 118-111, 118-110, and 120-108. 

Wilder started the fight as a -700 favorite on ESPN BET and with a deal to face Anthony Joshua on March 9 in Riyadh, sources reported. 

That deal required Wilder and Joshua to win.Parker's win over Wilder ruined those plans and was Joshua versus.  

Otto Wallin's co-feature. 

"Coming into this fight, everyone had other plans, but this is God's plan," said ESPN's No. 8 heavyweight Parker. 

"Coming into this fight, everyone had other plans, but this is God's plan," said ESPN's No. 8 heavyweight Parker. 

What a win today. We wish you Merry Christmas."Parker's plan to avoid Wilder's devastating right hand and make him respect his power was smart.  

Parker (34-3, 23 KOs) consistently timed Wilder with looping right hands over the top. 

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