Joseph Parker is defending his title at home

Publish Date
Wednesday, 8 March 2017, 4:22PM
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The announcement has been made! Joseph Parker will be defending his WBO Heavyweight title against Hughie Fury at Vector Arena on Saturday, May 6. 

The Kiwi boxer's promoters have confirmed Parker will meet Britain's Hughie Fury at Vector Arena on Saturday, May 6.

Parker stands to be in for a significant payday of nearly $US1.807 million ($NZ2.5 million), with Fury receiving $US1.2 million ($NZ1.7 million).

Duco Events director David Higgins says the fight is a huge roll of the dice and a tough one to do, but they are happy to have it in Auckland, because Parker wants to fight at home.

- NZ Herald