Parker vs Fury: Fury Vows To Win WBO Crown

07/08/2017 - By Hennessy Sports - Comments

World Heavyweight Title contender Hughie Fury has hailed the British and Irish Lions heroic performance against the mighty All Blacks and vows to emulate that by defeating New Zealand’s WBO World Champion Joe Parker in September.

The Manchester ace watched the crucial decider in the Test series at his hotel yesterday morning ahead of his own exhibition contest at the the Copper Box Arena and was gripped like the rest of the nation by the thrilling match.

With the series at 1-1, the third match proved to be the most exciting of all in a brutal showdown that went down to the wire and ended in a dramatic 15-15 score to end the series in a tie – the first time since 1955.

Inspired by that performance, Fury aims to continue the summer success of British sport when he takes on the fearsome and big-hitting Parker on Saturday 23rd September at the Manchester Arena in a potential thriller.

Like the world champion All Blacks were expected to easily brush aside the Lions, many feel that the thunderous punching Parker – who is undefeated in 23 fights with 18 knockouts and 12 inside three rounds – will be too much for Fury.

But Fury, who himself is undefeated in 20 fights with 10 knockouts, is relishing the underdog status and says it’s also like his cousin Tyson’s epic victory over long-reigning world champion Wladimir Klitschko.

“Watching the Lions put everything on the line, battling the All Blacks and fighting them until the end is a lesson for all of us to never give in,” Said Fury.

“I was stunned watching that and it really hit home about pushing yourself to the absolute physical limit and digging deep into yourself to find that little bit more to come through,”

“Nobody gave the Lions a shot a few months ago and they said they were going to get destroyed by the All Blacks, but by sheer determination, heart and will they defied the odds and came away with a ‘victory’ even though it was a draw,”

“That is something that I will take into my fight against Parker and prove all my doubters wrong,”

“People have dismissed me and said that I’ve fought nobody yet, but they don’t know what I’ve had to fight through and now this is my moment like the Lions to defeat the odds and become a world champion,”

“Who gave Tyson a chance when he went to Germany to take on Klitschko. He was written off by the majority of people, the team all believed in him, but when Tyson tore the titles away it was the sweetest moment,”

“Parker won’t be coming here to give it up without a fight. He’ll have all of New Zealand’s hopes on him to win, especially after the Lions result. He’s coming here to fight and keep onto that world title at all costs. I know what I’ve got to do to take it from him and I’ll do it.”

Parker Ringside For Fury Return Tonight

WBO World Heavyweight title contender Hughie Fury will have the eyes of the Champion Joseph Parker on him at ringside tonight (Saturday 8th July) at the Copper Box Arena.

Fury gears up for his highly-anticipated clash against the big-hitting New Zealander when he first features this Saturday (8th July) at the Copper Box Arena with Parker watching on intently.

The undefeated Manchester ace takes on Poland’s Kamil Sokolowski over six rounds in an exhibition bout before heading into training camp for his crunch showdown with Parker on September 23rd at the Manchester Arena.

The 22-year-old hasn’t seen ring-action since April 2106 – when he defeated Fred Kassi at the same venue on a seventh round technical decision to claim the WBO Intercontinental title – and he’s well aware that Sokolowski could be a dangerous opponent.

In April this year, Sokolowski pummelled prospect AJ Carter with a devastating second round stoppage in front of the Londoners stunned home fans and later in the month he scalped the unbeaten record of Irish hope Sean Turner in a shock points victory.

Nevertheless, Fury is excited to return to action on the undercard of Bradley Skeete’s British Welterweight title defence against Dale Evans, which is live on BT Sport and BoxNation and he is confident of a victory before his clash with Parker.

“Parker’s travelled all the way over from New Zealand for this so I’ve made sure he’s got the best seat in the house to watch me,” Said Fury.

“I’m looking forward to getting in the ring again and getting down to business ahead of the world title fight. It’s important that I get some rounds in before facing Parker and get myself back into the swing of things after being out of the ring,”

“I won’t be showing Parker the full display, I’m keeping some things back from him. Of course, between now and then we’ll be working on plenty of new things in the gym so he’s not getting anything that’s secret,”

“Every fight is dangerous and there is a risk, but I don’t want a punch bag standing in front of me that folds inside inside a round. What good is that to me ahead of challenging for the world title?”

“I need someone who is going to present me with a bit of a test and push me and in Sokolowski you’ve got someone who’s turned over two good up-and-coming prospects this year and well beaten them,”

“There’s no way he’s going to upset my apple cart, I know I can’t give him any opportunities.”

“I’ve had some good sparring with some top kids like Daniel Dubois, Joe Joyce, Con Sheehan and Tom Aspinall, plus a few rounds with Tyson, but I need some actual ring action to properly shake off any ring-rust so I can’t wait for Saturday night and then roll on September 23rd.”

THE FUTURE IS NOW WEIGHTS AND RUNNING ORDER

Fight # 1 – 16:00 hrs
4 X 3 Minute Rounds Middleweight Contest
J.D. SMITH V CHRISTIAN HOSKIN GOMEZ

Fight # 2
4 X 3 Minute Rounds International Super-Lightweight Contest
SANJEEV SAHOTA V LUKA LESKOVIC

Fight # 3
4 X 3 Minute Rounds Middleweight Contest
SEAN PHILLIPS V ANTHONY FOX

Fight # 4
6 X 3 Minute Rounds International Heavyweight Exhibition
HUGHIE FURY V KAMIL SOKOLOWSKI

Fight # 5
4 X 3 Minute Rounds International Super-Featherweight Contest
ARCHIE SHARP 131.5 V NORBERT KALUCZA 132

Fight # 6 – 18:00 hrs
THE VACANT WBO INTERCONTINENTAL WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
12 X 3 Minute Rounds @ 147 lbs
GARY CORCORAN 146.7 V LARRY EKUNDAYO 146.6

Fight # 7
THE ENGLISH SUPER-MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
10 X 3 Minute Rounds
DARRYLL WILLIAMS 167.6 V JAHMAINE SMYLE 167.5

Fight # 8
THE BRITISH WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
12 X 3 Minute Rounds @ 147 lbs
BRADLEY SKEETE 146.4 V DALE EVANS 145lbs

Fight # 9
THE VACANT WBC WORLD YOUTH HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
10 X 3 Minute Rounds
DANIEL DUBOIS 232lbs V MAURICIO BARRAGAN 199lbs

Fight # 10
THE SOUTHERN AREA SUPER-WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
10 X 3 Minute Rounds
SAM MCNESS 153lbs V ASINIA BYFIELD 153lbs

Fight # 11
THE WBO EUROPEAN LIGHT-HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
10 X 3 Minute Rounds @ 175 lbs
ANTHONY YARDE 173lbs v RICHARD BARANYI 172lbs

Fight # 12 – Floater # 1
4 X 3 Minute Rounds International Featherweight Contest
RYAN GARNER 131lbs V TAMAS LASKA 132.7

Fight # 13 – Floater # 2
4 X 3 Minute Rounds International Cruiserweight Contest
JORDAN THOMPSON V JAN HRAZDIRA