Fury (20-0) has been hampered with injuries and ailments and has only fought twice since the start of 2016 as a result, but his impressive run of results before then has handed him this opportunity.Parker (23-0) won his world title in December of last year, out-pointing And Ruiz in Auckland and he has defended it once against Razvan Cojanu, again via decision.The bookies are struggling to separate the two men and we should be in for a close fight at the Manchester Arena on Saturday night.
When is Joseph Parker vs Hughie Fury?
The world heavyweight title fight takes place on Saturday, September 23 in Manchester.
How to watch Parker vs Fury
The fight is being shown on YouTube pay-per-view, which will set you back £14.99 if you are yet to order it.
Hennessey Sports have provided a handy step-by-step guide on how to order the fight, available here.
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Manchester hero Fury aims to cap a massive British summer of sport by defeating the steel-fisted New Zealander at the Manchester Arena on Saturday 23rd September and be crowned the new WBO king in front of his home crowd.
Rarely in boxing, especially in the heavyweight division, do you get two young, undefeated and fiercely proud fighters prepared to risk their world title and unbeaten records, but Parker and Fury are prepared to put everything on the line and battle it out in one of the most highly anticipated fights of the year.
History-making Parker, New Zealand’s first ever world heavyweight champion, makes the second defence of the title against Fury and aims to keep intact his immaculate 23-fight record with 8 knockouts and 12 of those inside three rounds.
Fury aims to claim the WBO belt vacated by his cousin, the former Undisputed, Linear and current Ring Magazine World Heavyweight Champion Tyson, and bring it back into the fold of the famous fighting family. With a perfect record of 20 wins and 10 knockouts with 8 coming inside the first three rounds, Fury is hell-bent on becoming the first man to stop the rock-hard Parker.
Parker v Fury will be the headline attraction on a super fight card that will feature further championship title fights and a quality packed undercard with some of Britain’s top up-and-coming talent.