November 21, 2016
November 21, 2016
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BOXNATION will air the world title showdown between undefeated heavyweight titans Joseph Parker and Andy Ruiz Jr exclusively live next month.

The pair will collide for Tyson Fury’s recently vacated WBO title on December 10 at the Vector Arena in Auckland, New Zealand as the heavyweight division ushers in a new era.

Ruiz Jr is 29-0, with 19 KOs, and at 27 years old has been the top heavyweight prospect in promotional company Top Rank’s stable for several years.

Mexican-American Ruiz has already fought three times in 2016 and is coming off a 10-round unanimous points win over Franklin Lawrence in September.

6ft 4inch Parker has an equally impressive record, racking up 21 wins and 18 KOs since turning professional in 2012.

At 24 he is regarded as one of the top young prospects in the division and one of the most active having competed five times so far this year, his last outing an impressive third round knockout of Alexander Dimitrenko.

The heavyweight division is blossoming again with a number of talented fighters emerging as they look to establish their dominance in what has historically been boxing’s glamour weight class.

Both Parker and Ruiz Jr are well aware of what is at stake as they look to take the next step in their careers, with BoxNation the only place to see all the action.

A number of further top fights are set to be screened exclusively live on BoxNation over the coming weeks including Vasyl Lomachenko v Nicholas Walters, Terence Crawford v John Molina and the final fight of the legend Bernard Hopkins when he takes on Joe Smith Jr.

Jim McMunn, BoxNation Managing Director, said: “Joseph Parker against Andy Ruiz Jr pits together two of the heavyweight division’s top undefeated contenders to determine which of them will be crowned the new king in the division. The heavyweight world title has long been one of the most glamorous accolades in all of sport and on December 10 BoxNation subscribers will get the chance to see two big-hitters go at it. For as long as it lasts it will be an enthralling encounter with the winner emerging as one of the very best in the division.”