Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom
Belts on The Line
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Who won Parker vs Fury?
Joseph Parker beat Hughie Fury by majority decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 23rd September 2017 at Manchester Arena in Manchester.
The scorecards were announced as 114-114, 118-110, 118-110 in favor of winner Joseph Parker.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
This contest was for the WBO heavyweight championship of the world.
Parker vs Fury stats
Back in September 2017, Joseph Parker stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 23 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Hughie Fury made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 20 wins and 0 draws.
Joseph Parker was the older man by 2 years, at 25 years old.
Fury had a height advantage of 2 inches over Parker.
Both Joseph Parker & Hughie Fury fought out of an orthodox stance.
Parker was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 8 months earlier than Fury, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 66 more professional rounds, 226 to Fury's 160.
Hughie Fury was ranked number 1 by the WBO in the 201lb division.
Parker vs Fury form
Parker had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Razvan Cojanu on 6th May 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau City, New Zealand.
Previous to that, he had defeated Andy Ruiz Jr on 10th December 2016 by majority decision in their WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Auckland.
Going into that contest, he had beat Alexander Dimitrenko on 1st October 2016 by knockout in the 3rd round at Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau City.
Before that, he had won against Solomon Haumono on 21st July 2016 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Horncastle Arena, Christchurch.
He had beat Carlos Takam on 21st May 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau City.
Fury had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Fred Kassi on 30th April 2016 by technical decision in their 7 round contest at Copper Box Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Dominick Guinn on 26th March 2016 by points in the 10th round at Wembley Arena, London.
Going into that contest, he had won against Larry Olubamiwo on 5th December 2015 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Westcroft Leisure Centre, Carshalton.
Before that, he had defeated Emilio Ezequiel Zarate on 14th November 2015 by knockout in the 2nd round at City Academy Sports Centre, Bristol.
He had beat George Arias on 25th July 2015 by points in the 10th round at Derby Arena, Derby.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Joseph Parker had been fighting more than Hughie Fury.
Going to this contest, Joseph Parker had last fought 4 months and 17 days ago, while Hughie Fury's last outing had been 1 year, 4 months and 24 days ago.
Parker's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 4 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 43 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.6 rounds on average.
Fury's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 1 month and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 30 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6 rounds on average.
What time did Parker vs Fury start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM BST at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
What were the odds on Parker vs Fury?
Joseph Parker was a 73/100 (-140) favourite going into the contest, while Hughie Fury made his way into the ring at 11/10 (+110) with oddsmakers.