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Parker's world title venue to be revealed

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 7/11/2016

Duco Events is to announce the venue for Joseph Parker's fight against Mexican Andy Ruiz for the WBO world heavyweight belt. © Hannah Peters/Getty Images Duco Events is to announce the venue for Joseph Parker's fight against Mexican Andy Ruiz for the WBO world heavyweight belt. After plenty of speculation over whether Auckland has got the nod, the venue for Joseph Parker's shot at a world heavyweight boxing crown is about to be revealed.

Parker's promoter, Duco Events, will announce on Tuesday where the fight against Mexican Andy Ruiz for the vacant WBO world heavyweight title on December 10 will take place.

The chances of the bout being held in New Zealand appeared to fade when Duco withdrew its bid for the government to part-fund the event.

However, ESPN boxing reporter Dan Rafael reported last week that Ruiz's promoter, Bob Arum, told him in Las Vegas that the bout would be in Parker's home town of Auckland.

Both fighters will go into the showdown undefeated, with Parker's record at 21-0 and Ruiz's at 29-0.

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