Former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker and unbeaten fellow New Zealander Junior Fa finally go at it on Friday December 11th at the Spark Arena, Auckland in New Zealand.
Parker (27-2 21 KO’s) is ranked #3 with the WBO and since losing his unbeaten record and WBO title to Anthony Joshua has only lost to Dillon Whyte in a close bout.
Fa (19-0 10 KO’s) is ranked 6th by the WBO has two amateur wins against Parker as does Parker over Fa (they collided twice in the amateurs) and this is huge for New Zealand boxing.
There will be a reported 9,000 in attendance.
“Events companies have been absolutely smashed by the pandemic and we’re really proud that our collaboration with Spark Sport, NZME and the support of Stonewood Homes plus our global collaboration with Matchroom and DiBella has given us the opportunity to let New Zealanders get back to experiencing the excitement, the drama and the fun that an event like this creates,” said David Higgins (Duco Events).
“We would really like to thank and acknowledge Stonewood Homes for their support of this event and their contribution to the re-build of not only the events industry but also the local economy who all benefit from an event which attracts visitors and locals to spend within the region,” said Higgins. “Without key sponsorship relationships, events such as Stonewood Homes, Joseph Parker v Junior Fa would not get off the ground.”
“It’s been a tough year for New Zealand sports fans with so little in the way of world class live sporting events since Covid-19 hit. For NZME this event encapsulates why we are committed to delivering the very best content to our audiences and advertisers, keeping Kiwis in the know. We are proud to support a spectacle like this, alongside Spark Sport and Duco, to bring sport back to a big arena where it deserves to be,” said Paul Hancox of NZME.
The bout will be shown live in the US on DAZN and on Sky Sports in the UK.