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Parker to defend belt against Fury

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 24/02/2017

British heavyweight Hughie Fury has signed on the dotted line to challenge Kiwi champion Joseph Parker for his WBO belt.

After weeks of uncertainty, Fury's promotor Frank Warren confirmed via Twitter that the fight was sealed, with other details still to be confirmed.

Both fighters are unbeaten.

Fury, 22, has won all his 20 professional fights, including 10 by knockout.

Parker, 25, has won 18 of his 22 fights by knockout. It took a majority decision to beat Mexican Andy Ruiz in October to capture the belt left vacant by Fury's cousin, Tyson.

The fight is likely to take place in April but that is still to be confirmed.

Parker's management team, Duco Events, won a purse bid to stage the fight. It has yet to confirm the venue.

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