Joseph Parker vs Hughie Fury
Undefeated WBO heavyweight world champion, Kiwi, Joseph Parker, travels to the UK, to Manchester, to take on also undefeated Mancunian, Hughie Fury.
Parker is the aggressor early in the fight, Fury is mobile. Fury narrowly outboxes Parker at times, Fury isn't active, but he does land the occasional clean punch.
Parker is not only aggressive but also hard to counter in the mid rounds, gets Fury where he wants him, lands a couple of shots, Fury doesn't let Parker get through the rounds without getting hit clean once or twice, but Parker throws far more, but at times, Fury makes Parker look limited, picks him off.
Parker bullies Fury in the late rounds, doesn't land much, but overpowers Fury. Fury has a great round 10, lands a couple of very good shots, outboxes Parker, but in round 9, and the championship rounds, Parker bullies Fury, gets the better of him, as Fury is not busy, and Parker lands a good, clean right hand in round 12.
Both fighters are confident they have won, the general consensus is that Parker has done enough to win the fight, but the Furys are extremely confident. BoxNation's Barry Jones scores the fight in favour of Fury by the narrowest of margins.
The decision is announced as an MD, the Furys seem furious. A judge scores it even, but is overruled by the other two, who have Parker a winner by a landslide margin, the Furys erupt when Parker is annouced as the winner by a wide MD. Fury's whole team, including his promoter, cry robbery.