Fury-Parker Set for September 23rd
The WBO heavyweight championship will be on the line on Saturday, September 23rd as Joseph Parker takes on number one contender, Hughie Fury.
The fight will take place at Manchester Arena in the United Kingdom and will feature not only the WBO title on the line, but the unblemished records of both fighters who look to make a statement.
“The Heavyweight Championship of the World is still the biggest priize in sport and it can capture the imagination of the public like no other sport,” promoter Mick Hennessy said. “In my career as a promoter, this is right up there and very personal to me, and we look forward to delivering a fantastic event for the fans.”
Parker and Fury have a combined record of a perfect 43-0 with 28 knockouts. Parker succeeded Fury’s unbeaten cousin, Tyson Fury, who vacated the WBO heavyweight title in 2016.
The 25-year-old Parker, fighting out of New Zealand by way of Las Vegas, captured the vacant WBO heavyweight title in 2016, taking a 12-round majority decision from previously undefeated Andy Ruiz, Jr. in New Zealand. Parker, who stands 6′ 4″, made his first world title defense this past May in New Zealand, winning a 12-round unanimous decision over Razvan Cojanu.