Joseph Parker vs Hughie Fury

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Joseph Parker vs Hughie Fury
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Date: 
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Location: 
Manchester Arena (formerly M.E.N Arena), Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Rounds Scheduled: 
12
Contracted Weight: 
Unlimited
Titles at Stake: 
WBO Heavyweight World Title
Referee: 
Marcus McDonnell

Official Judging
Rocky Young 114 - 114
Terry O'Connor 118 - 110
John Madfis 118 - 110

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In an interesting, but not so fan friendly fight, WBO heavyweight world champion Joseph Parker successfully defends his title against unbeaten Mancunian warrior, Hughie Fury.

Fury started well, moving using his reach, landing the jab, making Parker look clumsy, with Parker, the aggressor, the busier, and Fury not throwing many punches, the fight was close after 6 rounds. Hughie Fury seemed to slow down his movement in the last few rounds, but he kept moving, and his boxing ability, still impressive, and he had a likely lead after 10 rounds, seeming to win 2 of rounds 7-10 clearly. Parker rallied late, winning the championship rounds conclusively, landing with possibly the best punch of the fight in round 12, Fury taking it well, but not doing enough to get the better of the champion in the closing stages.

Floridan judge, Rocky Young, turned in a very fair scorecard of 114-114, whilst Briton Terry O'Connor, and Massachusen judge John Madfis both scored the fight 118-110 in favour of the champion, ridiculously, but many observers and viewers agreed that, though not by nearly 8 points, Parker still did enough to defend his title, but Hughie Fury, having his own fair share of people believing he had boxed well enough to take the belt from the champion.




Averaged Fan Card:

round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Joseph Parker
                                                                    
9.27
9
9.09
9.36
10
9.54
9.72
9.09
10
9
10
10
Hughie Fury
                                                                    
9.72
10
9.90
9.63
9
9.45
9.36
9.90
9
10
9
9


Fan Cards: Joseph Parker vs Hughie Fury


scorecard by CAPMAN
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JOSEPH PARKER
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
9
10
9
10
10
112
HUGHIE FURY
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
10
9
9
116


scorecard by BOXNATIONSCORES12
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JOSEPH PARKER
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
10
114
HUGHIE FURY
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
9
10
9
9
115


scorecard by RUTHLESS-RKO
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JOSEPH PARKER
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
10
114
HUGHIE FURY
10
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
9
10
9
9
114


scorecard by FLOYD TOUGH COMPETITOR MAYWEATHER
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JOSEPH PARKER
9
9
9
10
10
9
10
9
10
9
10
10
114
HUGHIE FURY
10
10
10
9
9
10
9
10
9
10
9
9
114


scorecard by BOXING KNOWLEDGE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JOSEPH PARKER
9
9
9
9
10
10
9
9
10
9
10
10
113
HUGHIE FURY
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
9
10
9
9
115


scorecard by BLOODMONEY80
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JOSEPH PARKER
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
118
HUGHIE FURY
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
110


scorecard by CHAMPION97
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JOSEPH PARKER
9
9
9
9
10
10
9
9
10
9
10
10
113
HUGHIE FURY
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
9
10
9
9
115


scorecard by GOLD
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JOSEPH PARKER
10
9
9
10
10
9
10
9
10
9
10
10
115
HUGHIE FURY
9
10
10
9
9
10
9
10
9
10
9
9
113


scorecard by RORSCHACH
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JOSEPH PARKER
10
9
9
10
10
9
10
9
10
9
10
10
115
HUGHIE FURY
9
10
10
9
9
10
9
10
9
10
9
9
113


scorecard by BIGLEFTHOOK
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JOSEPH PARKER
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
10
114
HUGHIE FURY
10
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
9
10
9
9
114


scorecard by LUKASZRPB
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JOSEPH PARKER
9
9
9
9
10
9
10
9
10
9
10
10
113
HUGHIE FURY
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
9
10
9
9
115


Comments

rorschach's picture

This has now become available only on YouTube, and it costs 10 pounds. Looks like I won't get to see this one.

Champion97's picture

Oh man I'm sorry, there should be a converter. In an ideal world I could pay 20, email one video to you or something like that, but I don't think I could do that, these things suck. This isn't one to miss.

Champion97's picture

Prediction,

I think this is a very underrated fight! I think these guys are 2 of the top 5 heavyweights in the world.

I think Joseph Parker is a great fighter, he still has best years ahead of him, even though he has achieved so much already. Parker, with his discipline, athleticism, hand speed, punching power, and all round skills, would give top heavyweights a tough fight I believe, and he'd beat every other fighter in the division. I think Joseph Parker is cast aside sometimes, because people remember him being given problems by Carlos Takam, only edging out Andy Ruiz by a whisker, and looking like he had had 20 shots of vodka, or he had the flu, against Razvan Cojanu, a very much below optimum opponent at this level, it is understandable, given that Anthony Joshua hasn't failed to impress in any performance I've seen from him, and now, his level of opposition is not available to his critics, after defeating Wladimir Klitschko in that fantastic all out war back in May, at Wembley, and Wilder, well since he won his title, nobody has gone the distance with him, but in Parker's defence, Carlos Takam, Andy Ruiz, they are better, well, I strongly believe they are, than any of Joshua or Wilder's previous opponents, with the obvious exception of Wladimir Klitschko, and at 25, Parker is still young, still a couple of years pre prime maybe, he's improving just as Joshua is.

Hughie Fury is extremely underrated in my opinion, he may not be as naturally talented as his cousin Tyson, but this man has given up a lot, made a lot of sacrifices for boxing, hard work pays off, and that is why Fury will be a world champion one day, and a long term world champion. Fury can box, he moves well, he throws punches from awkward angles, he's fast, his fitness is great, he's durable, he might not be a massive puncher, but Fury can really fight, he is a great inside fighter, he's strong, and I think he is good at fighting dirty, to the right degree, and getting away with it, as well as being able to box well in a clean, outside fight, so Hughie Fury, not a one dimensional fighter. People might have seen Hughie and Tyson standing next to each other, and think he's not the biggest of heavyweights, he is 3 inches shorter than Tyson, but he is not short, he is tall, at 6'6, he is about the same height as Anthony Joshua, and he is 2 inches taller than Joseph Parker, that could play a part in this fight.

I think Fury will upset Parker. I can see Joseph Parker trying to use his reflexes, experience, head movement, to try and offset Fury, and punch through his tactucally cautious offece, but Fury will catch him coming in. I think Fury will outbox Parker early, take a clear 4 round lead, frustrating the champion. I think Parker will make it tough for Fury in rounds 5-7, with the two going into deep waters, trading shots shots on the ropes, with the work rate, volume coming from Parker, Fury, landing with the cleaner shots. I think Fury's skills, size will show in rounds 8-10 as he begins to take over again, but I think Parker will still be very much in it, and he'll manage to finish round 10 very strongly himself, landing a big right hand which catches Fury right on the button. I think Fury will be the more tired fighter in the last 2 rounds, and kess active, as Parker knowing he is behind, rallies, looks strong, but Fury, more than willing to encourage Parker to go on the offensive, and respond, not getting the better of the exchanges, but holding his own. I think a good last round for Parker, as he punishes a bloodied Fury will be a positive way for him to finish the fight, and the respect between the two fighters will be immense, but it won't be enough, and there will be very, little doubt, very little question as to who has won the fight.

I think Hughie Fury will win a unanimous decision (115-113, 116-112, 117-111) to become the new WBO heavyweight world champion, Joseph Parker will be gracious in defeat, congratulate Fury, and seem motivated to fight against before too long, bounce back from the loss, and Fury, on top of the world, will call out Joshua, Wilder, but will commend Joseph Parker, and not rule out a rematch.

BIGLEFTHOOK's picture

most of these heavyweights are pants man lets me honest

rorschach's picture

I scored for Parker but this was too close for him to get the nod in Fury's backyard.

BIGLEFTHOOK's picture

this fight was piss poor both hardly landed shit but 118 110 on 2 cards to parker wtf is wrong with these judges thats a disgrace something needs to be done

118-110 is the new trash score I guess. It seemed like both Fury and Parker thought they would be for Fury which surprised me too when he didn't get the hometown decision. Neither of these guys deserved to win but Fury definitely didn't make a convincing effort to take the title from the "champion" so he shouldn't have been surprised when he lost.

BIGLEFTHOOK's picture

i had it a draw it was a nothing fight though.

This fight was pretty hard to score for me at least because they both were bad and not landing much, the two 118-110's probably fell asleep

BIGLEFTHOOK's picture

100 percent agree

rorschach's picture

Wow!! Holy shit lol! I could see the draw or even Fury getting the decision before either guy winning 118-110 lol. Byrd must be there and performed Shadow-Clone Jitsu to turn in those 2 awful scorecards lol. I mean I had Parker winning, but this awful fight was very close I thought too close for Parker to actually get the decision in Fury's backyard, 118-110 TWICE! Is freaking comical.

Either way the decision went, both of these guys would get destroyed by AJ (or even Wilder) so I hope Parker doesn't have more boring defenses before he cashes it out

Champion97's picture

I think Wilder beats AJ, but that is the fight to be made in the heavyweight division. I think these guys are both top 5, would both be hard work for Joshua and Wilder, but I do think they could beat either of them.

Just curious, what's your argument for Wilder beating AJ? I think he has a chance (10-20%) because of his power but I don't think his boxing skills are good enough to set himself up to use the power, and he's been hurt before versus some lesser opponents (I think it was versus Molina he got hurt pretty bad). I think there is a pretty large gap between AJ/Wilder and these guys even if they are top 5. Neither impressed me in any way to be honest but I haven't seen them as much as I've seen AJ and Wilder

Champion97's picture

First of all, I appreciate yoru question, a valid question, rather than this, "haha, you don't know boxing Wilder a pussy AJ knock him out easy work, Wilder no tekniqe,,,,,,,,,,,", because I've had to deal with a lot of that crap.

Ok, so with Wilder, you've got a guy who carries extradinary power in both hands, every shot, incredible power, he is built like an athlete, and then some, his cardio is phenomenal, after a big attack, he needs very short rests, he can swing, sometimes miss (which can really, really take it out of you) all night long, and he carries his power into the late rounds, Wilder is also very methodical, an underrated counter puncher, I mean, look at that beautiful finish against Szpilka!

That's true, but at the end of the day, so can Joshua, they can both be hurt, he had a bad round against Molina, but he got the job done, he was well ahead, his recovery is fantastic, and when he is hurt, how many shots does he take?, not many, of Joshua hurt him, I think it would take more out of Joshua in trying to sustain an attack, or rather it could, I might be off the mark there for a few reasons, but we've seen Joshua hurt twice as well, against bigger punchers than Molina and Sconiers though to be fair, but I just think both can be hurt, Wilder is better at knowing what to do when he's hurt, and his survival instincts, recovery, fantastic, then again, Joshua is someone who knows how to recover as well.

In my opinion, Joshua is too conventional, has too many typical heavyweight weaknesses to beat Wilder, that is my opinion, but Joshua, that right uppercut, that is outstanding, could demolish anyone with that shot, and he does the basics better than Wilder, people think he's slower because he's big, he's not, his hands are fast for a 250lb muscle man, and he is I think more nimble than Wilder maybe, his head movement, more consistent, physically stronger as well, I could definitely see Joshua beating Wilder, he is top 2, but that wouldn't be my prediction.

I agree, there is a sizeable gap, but with Luis Ortiz being 38 (and set for a whooping I believe) Tyson gone, who is better than Hughie and Parker apart from the big 2?

I agree Wilder has big power and good stamina. The difference in physique between AJ/Wilder and H. Fury/Parker is considerable. I also think he's a better boxer than people who take the windmill joke seriously say. The issue with looking at how he did with guys like Szpilka is that his level of opposition isn't very good (we all know that though). Obviously, that isn't entirely his fault considering the Povetkin roid issue (who I thought Wilder would beat anyway), but until we see him versus Ortiz I can't say I'm sure of his ability versus top level guys.

Like you said Wilder did recover well versus Molina, but I don't think we can say Wilder is better at knowing what to do when he's hurt due to the different levels of competition when they were hurt. I could see Joshua gassing himself out again to try to finish, but hopefully he's learned from his mistakes and won't do that in the future. I agree both have good recovery and can take good punches considering they are at heavyweight.

Despite his success and being unorthodox Wilder is just too unknown of a quantity at this point for me to give him a big chance or to predict him to win versus AJ who as we know has the best win of active fighters in the division. As I said though we'll get a little better idea versus Ortiz of what he looks like versus top guys.

The only names that really come to mind I'd slot in above H. Fury and Parker are Povetkin and Pulev to be honest. Heavyweight is kinda sparse now that I look at the names.

Champion97's picture

I think Hughie Fury is the same height as Joshua, and Parker is 6'4, they're not small heavyweights, like Joe Frazier, Evander Holyfield, Mike Tyson size guys. Without question! I respect the point you are making, but people keep talking about competition, I've got some interesting questions for you, let's isolate Klitschko for a moment, has Joshua fought the better opponents?, I don't think a 2012/13 Stiverne would have lost to Dillian Whyte, I think Gerald Washington would also beating Whyte, and probably Szpilka as well, let's agree that Whyte is his second best opponent to date, also, Joshua, late last year, who did he fight?, Molina, and not the same Molina Wilder fought. I think Ortiz is overrated, and won't even be Wilder's toughest test to date, he'll give Wilder problems, but as soon as he feels that power, he'll panic, and before long, he will go.

Well that's what a think, not what I know, to be fair to you there, but let's still consider the fact that if Wilder was as badly hurt as people say, he did well to come back in the next round, I mean, Molina can't sustain an attack, and capitalise the way Joshua can, but Whyte can't do that the way Wilder can. I think for Joshua, his best bet is never to get caught with a big shot from Wilder, if he is, he MUST tie him up. Joshua would have to try to control the pace, if he could get behind his jab, never give Wilder the confidence in his own accuracy to let a big shot go, relent at the right times, commit at the right times, keep his defence consistent, fight like a seasoned professional, I could definitely see Joshua winning, and maybe even winning wide, but if Joshua finds himself in the position he was in against Klitschko, against Wilder, he's done, but like you said, Joshua should have learned form his mistakes, I think being a good learner is a great quality Joshua has, he knows where he stands, and that's why I think in 2-3 years time, he will domiante the heavyweight division.

Yeah and to be fair, although I think Joshua did what Wilder could have, and would have also done against Klitschko, "shoulda/woulda/coulda", it's all ifs and buts at the end of the day, and it Joshua who gained the experience from that great fight. I think he will prove little more until he actually fights Joshua, and I think once he's Joshua, and beaten him, everyone will finally learn who Deontay Wilder is

Pulev is very underrated and I can't believe people are complaining about Joshua fighting him, how do you see that fight going?, Povetkin is great too, but I think Fury and Parker are better, very arguable though.

By physique, I meant their muscularity and such, not measurables like height or reach. Like the Joshua vs. Klitschko weigh-in face-off looked like a bodybuilding competition versus the Parker vs. H. Fury weigh-in face-off looked like two random guys off the street instead of actual athletes. I should have made that more clear though. I don't think Joshua's resume is very good outside of Klitschko and is comparable to Wilder's, but by itself beating an aged Klitschko is better than Wilder's entire resume. I think the Ortiz will get outclassed by Wilder, but I need to see it first to truly believe it.

I agree that Joshua will have to box behind his jab and set the pace versus Wilder, which I believe he is more than capable of, otherwise Wilder will eventually start landing his power shots. If that happens I also agree that Joshua has to clinch and try to recover where Wilder can't use his power because if Wilder can, he will step on the gas and Joshua will hit the canvas.

There is just something off with Pulev from the statements I've read. Seems like he isn't confident in himself or something. Hopefully he tries to box more than he did versus Wlad otherwise he'll get finished the same way. If he tries to box I think he can give Joshua some trouble in the first half of the fight but I don't really know about Pulev's current mental dedication or his physical gas tank.

Champion97's picture

Yeah I agree, but I don't think mirror friendly, posters on teenage girls' bedroom walls tells a great story of the fitness and athleticism, not necessarily anyway, I mean Joseph Parker's fitness is phenomenal, he doesn't look like an adonis, but look at how strong he was in round 1, and how strong he was in round 12. I think height, natural size very often bests muscle mass. Yeah to be fair, like I said, the fact is, Joshua fought Klitschko, Wilder didn't, and he is a far, far better fighter than any of their other opponents, but when it comes to people actually criticising Wilder for his level of competition, bar Klitschko, he has fought the better opponents, and Joshua, well he was just the more privileged of the two, was the one with the honour of fighting Klitschko, I think Wilder would have stopped Klitschko too. I'm not sure, I mean, Wilder has had literally double the amount of professional fights Joshua has had, that is significant, I mean, the Klitschko fight, it was 1 fight, after all, but it is interesting. That's fair enough, but I think Wilder will knock him out cold in 4.

If Wilder does land with that power, I think Joshua could really come undone, and let's consider that Wilder is that kind of adaptable, pull it out the bag type of fighter who can come from being outclassed, to on top of the world. I think Joshua would be wise to mess Wilder about, maybe do a bit of pushing and shoving, push his luck with the boundaries before he loses a point, basically, make it so that he gets Wilder out if position, he can see the punches from Wilder coming, but I think plan A should be to keep it quite basic, Joshua is a great, solid fundamental boxer behind that fast jab, fires awkward, heavy combinations, moves his head. I think Joshua can overpower, and push Wilder back, at least for the first 6-8 rounds, he has a lot more raw muscle, he is a lot bigger, but he has to make Wilder work, I think pace control is very important. I think if Joshua lands that right uppercut on Wilder's chin, the Bronze Bomber might just go himself. I think in Joshua's first fight, he was about 230, in Wilder's, he was around 207, I think that is interesting. I think for Wilder, he would have to take shots to land them against Joshua if he was to win the fight, make Joshua work, time his shots, don't give Joshua a second's rest. I do believe Wilder would win, maybe stop him in round 10 or 11.

Very much hope that isn't true, because if it is, what a flipping waste. He fought like an absolute idiot against Klitschko, let's be honest. I think Pulev can give Joshua a lot of problems, that counter jab, that awkward style, I think Pulev will have a couple of great rounds, and the fight will be close after 6 rounds, but Joshua will take over, he'll begin to really punish Pulev in round 7, and the stoppage will come in round 9, that's my prediction anyway.

You can argue actual muscle mass or body fat percentage doesn't matter much but there should be some expectations that they actually look like athletes if they are to fight for world titles. In my opinion, H. Fury wasn't doing a whole lot to make Parker use a lot of energy so I can't really say a lot about his stamina or athleticism. Sure H. Fury was moving, but he wasn't making Parker work that hard to land flurries. I personally think Klitschko beats Wilder but it's just speculation if he would or wouldn't.

Yeah, that's one advantage of having more muscle mass, I think he could rough Wilder up some to disrupt Wilder from trying to set the rhythm. Otherwise, I pretty much agree with your analysis of their abilities and potential advantages other than the result. I just hope we get the fight soon next year so the questions can be answered about who is the true Heavyweight king. Do you know if AJ has to fight Ortiz as a WBA mandatory still since Ortiz is fighting Wilder for the WBC title? If AJ doesn't that could make AJ vs Wilder next after their two current booked bouts.

Champion97's picture

Well I agree to an extent, but it is hard to criticise Joseph Parker for stamina when he has done 12 rounds, and impressed, time and time again, look how string he finished against Takam, Ruiz, and Fury. I don't agree with that at all, it really takes it out of you to commit to the shots like that, keep stalking your opponent. It was more physically taxing for Fury, it wasn't a positive fight, but it was still impressive from Parker that he was able to sustain that for 12 rounds, and did he look to you like he didn't have another maybe 3 in him? Fair enough, but in my opinion, absolutely not, I actually think Wilder would get him out of there in maybe 6 rounds, the funny thing is, I think Klitschko may even domiante him for 5 rounds or so, win 4 or 5 of the first 5, but as soon as Wilder lands on an opponent as vulnerable as Klitschko, he's done.

Yeah he could, but he would have to get his own shots off as well, and Wilder, I think he would be good at dealing with those kind of awkward, untidy tactics from Joshua. Absolutely, I think we're all in agreement about that. No I wouldn't imagine so, and anyway, I don't think we'll see Ortiz in the ring again after Wilder, even if we do, coming off a big KO defeat, I doubt the Joshua fight would be made, so yes, hopefully, in maybe around May sort of time in 2018, Joshua vs Wilder!! I think Wilder should go a job on Ortiz, fought Joshua at least once, I could see them being in a classic trilogy or maybe just 2 great fights, but after the Joshua saga, I think Wilder should retire. I reckon Joshua has another 15-18 fights left, and I'd say probably in 2025, would maybe be a good time for Joshua to retire, so even though I think Wilder beats Joshua, I think it is Joshua who we will see more of in the future.

Wilder, Ortiz and Joshua would knock parker and Hughie out

Champion97's picture

I think Parker would go 12 with AJ, but I think Wilder would stop him, and AJ and Wilder would both stop Fury.

BoxNationscores12's picture

I think tactically, it went the way Fury would have thought, but that right hand which Parker landed in the last round, if he'd landed that shot earlier on in the fight, just to maybe slow down the movement of Fury, he would have been a little bit more effective, I just think the footwork of Parker was a little bit too slow, or the footwork of Fury was a little bit too fast, but the changing direction, I think was the key in what I think was a Fury win.