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Joseph Parker vs Hughie Fury report
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
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 3 years, at 31 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 63 more professional rounds, 223 to Fury's 160.
Hughie Fury was ranked number 1 by the WBO in the 201lb division.
Parker vs Fury form
Joseph Parker had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Jack Massey on 21st January 2023 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Joe Joyce on 24th September 2022 by knockout in the 11th round in their WBO Interim World Heavyweight championship fight at AO Arena, Manchester.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Derek Chisora on 18th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Manchester Arena, Lancashire.
Before that, he had beat Derek Chisora on 1st May 2021 by split decision in their 12 round contest at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
He had won against Junior Fa on 27th February 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Spark Arena, Auckland, New Zealand.
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 beat 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 beat Dominick Guinn on 26th March 2016 by points in the 10th round at Wembley Arena, London.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Larry Olubamiwo on 5th December 2015 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Westcroft Leisure Centre, Carshalton.
Before that, he had won against Emilio Ezequiel Zarate on 14th November 2015 by knockout in the 2nd round at City Academy Sports Centre, Bristol.
He had defeated 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 7 days ago, while Hughie Fury's last outing had been 7 years and 28 days ago.
Parker's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 57 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11.4 rounds on average.
Fury's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 10 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 26 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.
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