Parker-Fury Could Happen In Manchester

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Joseph Parker’s promoters won the purse bid for the fight against Hughie Fury, but states the fight could still hold in Manchester.

Duco Events promotes the WBO heavyweight and are looking at locations in New Zealand, Samoa, Singapore and Britain.

Fighting in Auckland is the possible location, but Duco Events are looking to boost Parker’s interest in Britain.

“We are going to control the show, but we can hold it anywhere,” Higgins told Sky Sports.

“I’ve had an inquiry out of Singapore. I’ve actually had a couple of suggestions and would look at potentially Manchester, Hughie Fury’s hometown.

“New Zealand obviously is an option, Auckland perhaps maybe a preferred option, but it has got to stack up and the costs for each show are mounting. This show is going to cost considerably more than the last show put on and so our job now is to value each location.

“There is a lot of talent in England in the heavyweight division with Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury could claim a shot back at his former WBO belt that he held, guys like David Haye and so on.

“Joseph is the current WBO world champion, so him fighting Fury could have considerable value in England, if it’s prime time, and then set up quite a juicy unification against say the winner of Joshua-Klitschko.”

“He is already a star in New Zealand,” said Higgins. “Becoming a star in England is not a bad idea, because it’s such a good market with a big, powerful pay-per-view opportunity.

“How do you become a star in England? You knock out Englishman and so doing it in New Zealand that would work, but doing it in England could be better to make an impact up there.

“He is mentally tough and has fought before in Germany on a Klitschko undercard, he’s fought in Pennsylvania, and as an amateur all over the world, and understands the pros and cons and the options etc. He would fight anywhere, it’s just what is the best option?”



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