Joseph Parker vs Hughie Fury

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Challenger rankings
As of April 2017
WBA NR
WBC NR
IBF NR
WBO 1
As of March 2017
WBA NR
WBC NR
IBF NR
WBO 1

Joseph Parker 245 lbs beat Hughie Fury 234 lbs by MD in round 12 of 12

Notes

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  • This bout was originally scheduled on May 6th, 2017. It was postponed due to Hughie Fury receiving a lower back injury. Parker instead took on Razvan Cojanu in Auckland, New Zealand as a voluntary defense.
  • Promoter Mick Hennessy said he would be appealing the decision. WBO supervisor John Duggan backed the decision to have Parker as the winner. He made it clear that the result would not be investigated or overturned.
  • Fury was paid £750,000 while Parker took home £1.1 million.

Comments

  • "I felt the aggression was good on my side. He was really awkward and his movement was good, but I caught him with the harder punches I felt." - Joseph Parker
  • "This is corruption at its highest level in boxing. I thought it was an absolute masterclass, shades of Ali. Parker wasn't even in the fight. One of the worst decisions I've ever seen." - Mick Hennessy
  • "“I’m going to get that overturned. I’m going to find out who’s behind boxing decisions like that. I know corruption is a strong word, but I tell you now, there are forces at work around this game.” - Mick Hennessy



Preceded by:
Parker vs. Cojanu
WBO Heavyweight Title Fight
# 55
Succeeded by:
Anthony Joshua vs. Joseph Parker