Joseph Parker confirms first title defence with Hughie Fury

boxing 08/03/2017

Duco Events have announced that Joseph Parker's first WBO heavyweight title defence against Hughie Fury will take place at on May 6.

The big bout will be held at Auckland's Vector Arena which will most likely sell out for the fight.

The May 6 fight will set the 25-year-old up for a big payday - he should earn 60% of the US$3.011 million ($NZ4.32m) purse, which makes for a cheeky $NZ1.8m.

Parker (22-0) and Fury (20-0) are both unbeaten, although Fury won't have fought for more than a year when he enters the ring.