The new Zealander Joseph Parker defended the title of world champion under version WBO in superheavy weight. In a 12-round fight in Manchester, he won the Briton Hughie fury on points by majority vote. One judge put draw evaluation – 114:114, and two others gave the victory to Parker – 118:110, 118:110.
Both boxers during the fight lacked precision and power in strikes, but in the final round the new Zealander managed a few times to shake the opponent. Thanks to more attacking and forceful manner, the judges still gave preference to Parker.
Parker second time he defended the belt, which was won in December last year thanks to a victory on points over American Andy Ruiz. The WBO title was vacant in October 2016, after the Briton Tyson fury’s cousin, Hughie, abandoned him and the WBA belt because of the inability to conduct the defence due to health problems.
25-year-old Parker does not know defeats on a professional ring, he has now 24 wins (18 KOs). On account of 23-year-old fury 20 wins (10 by knockout), one loss. He first fought for the world title. For this fight, Parker will receive $ 1.55 million, fury – 900 thousand.
Earlier, the Russian Alexander Povetkin ready to fight with Parker. Russian now occupies in the WBO rankings in eighth place. The title of world champion under version WBC heavyweight title owns American Deontay Wilder, IBF and WBA Briton Anthony Joshua., reminds TASS.