12,000 tickets have been sold today for the crunch Dillian Whyte vs Joseph Parker heavyweight clash at The O2 in London on July 28, live on Sky Sports Box Office.
Tickets flew out on general sale today after venue and Matchroom Fight Pass pre-sales sold-out with fans flocking to witness the heavyweight tussle supported by a bumper bill.
Whyte is on the cusp of world title action after destroying Lucas Browne with a devastating sixth round KO in London in March to defend the WBC Silver title and the number one ranking he’d landed by beating Robert Helenius in Cardiff in October.
Parker is back in the UK after fighting in the Welsh capital in an historic unification battle with Anthony Joshua in March, with Whyte’s old foe handing a first career defeat to the New Zealand star on points. Parker is in Britain for a third fight in a row having made his second defence of the WBO title against Hughie Fury in Manchester in September 2017.
Another 50-50 heavyweight battle was added to the card today as former world title challengers Dereck Chisora and Carlos Takam meet in a must-win match up that will keep world title hopes alive for the winner.
Kell Brook clashes with Brandon Cook in a world super-welterweight title eliminator, Katie Taylor defends her WBA and IBF world lightweight titles against Kimberly Connor, Conor Benn and Cedric Peynaud rematch after their fight of the year brawl in 2017 with a title on the line this time and Joshua Buatsi steps up in his first 10 rounder against former British light-heavyweight title challenger Ricky Summers.