The Parker vs Fury heavyweight title fight will be shown on YouTube pay per view in a first for the sport of boxing.
The sport of boxing appears at long last to be getting with the tech times that fans live in today. Multi-platform access to fights is what fans crave now in the busy world that we all find ourselves living in.
Big fights have been shown on YouTube in the past for free but to the best of this writer’s knowledge, the Parker vs Fury heavyweight title fight being a pay per view on YouTube will be a first in big time boxing (at the top level at least):
The WBO heavyweight title fight between champion Joseph Parker and challenger Hughie Fury will take place later this month on September 23rd at the Manchester Arena in the UK.
It has been a fight long in the making at this stage following its initial date earlier in the summer in Auckland, New Zealand getting scrapped due to injury to Fury.
That injury is a thing of the past as Fury is an excellent condition for the biggest fight of his life by all accounts.
Parker will be determined to set the record straight on his current form later this month, with his last fight not been his best performance as he admitted himself back in May.
Two of boxing’s new young top heavyweights, both unbeaten facing one another, represents a shift not just in the technological times that boxing is viewed with the fight being on YouTube, but a change in the times in the heavyweight division with the next generation now coming through.
The division’s other two belt holders are Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua – with Joshua slated to fight Kubrat Pulev next month in Cardiff, Wales.
Joseph Parker currently holds a pro record of 23-0-18KO and Hughie Fury possess a professional boxing record of 20-0-10KO.