Sunday, 23 April 2017
Parker v Fury postponement statement.
Team Fury/Hennessey Sports Statement:
It is with our deepest regret that we have to announce that the WBO World Heavyweight Championship between the Champion, Joseph Parker, and mandatory challenger, Hughie Fury, scheduled for Saturday 6th May 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand, has been postponed.
The reasons given for the postponement were down to a recurring lower back injury that Hughie Fury has been suffering, preventing him from maintaining a serious training camp for such an important fight.. Fury has been treated with intense physiotherapy but has been advised to take 4 weeks off, to assure fast recovery.. Duco entertainments who were promoting the event released a rather unprofessional statement yesterday accusing the Furys of feigning injury to avoid fighting in New Zealand..
As of now, no news has been provided regarding whether Parker will still be going ahead with a defence on May 6th against an alternative opponent.. It's just a disappointing situation all round..