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Parker Claims WBO Heavyweight Crown

In what promises to be a huge twenty-four hours when it comes to heavyweight boxing, the New Zealand fighter, Joseph Parker has been crowned the new WBO world heavyweight champion.

Watched by a crowd of 10,000 in Auckland New Zealand, Parker was matched against the Mexican fighter Andy Ruiz Jnr.

Both fighters entered the ring unbeaten in there professional career.

In a contest that was to go the distance it was Parker that was to hear those magical words ”and the new” with the 24-year-old winning on a majority points decision, with the scores being announced as:

• 114 – 114
• 115 – 113
• 115 – 113

With the WBO belt strapped around his waist, Parker becomes the first heavyweight champion New Zealand has had.

An ambitious fighter, it remains to be seen where his management team now guide him to. Cold Joseph Parker be looking to unify the heavyweight division?

For Ruiz, it was the first defeat of his career but at 29-years-of-age he has time to come again.


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Writer: Kid Glove Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday December 10 2016

Time: 12:33PM

 

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