News | Mar 08 2017

Joseph Parker vs Hughie Fury gets a new date

Hughie Fury will travel to Parker's home country
Hughie Fury
Fury  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

HUGHIE FURY will challenger WBO world heavyweight champion Joseph Parker on May 6 in Auckland, New Zealand.

Hughie, cousin of former division ruler Tyson Fury, was installed as Parker’s mandatory challenger this year and the New Zealander’s promoter, Duco Events, won the purse bids for the contest.

They were initially looking at staging it on April 1, however Frank Warren confirmed to Boxing News earlier this week that the clash of unbeaten heavyweights will take place on May 6 in Parker’s home country.