Amid all the Mayweather-McGregor and then GGG-Canelo hoopla, some other bouts have been flying under radar, but deserve some ink.
Joseph Parker will be defending his WBO heavyweight strap Sept. 23 in England, taking his 23-0 record to the Manchester Arena in England.
Parker, a 25 year old New Zealander, will be challenged by 20-0 Hughie Fury, age 22, who has been skillfully managed to this spot and will be stepping up a class or two in competition, having been a pro since 2013.
Fans have been curious if we’ll be able to watch this tango in the US, without resorting to an iffy stream. They are in luck—I’m hearing a TV arrangement to show Parker vs Fury is in the works and should be announced soon.
Parker won this title, then vacant, when he beat Andy Ruiz in December 2016, and defended once, against late sub Raz Cojanu, in May.