How some of the boxing world reacted to the Parker vs Fury WBO heavyweight title bout that took place in Manchester.
Ultimately Joseph Parker retained his title with a majority points decision in a fight that went the distance at the Manchester Arena.
Hughie Fury showed excellent boxing skills at times in the bout it must be said, in a fight that many including pundits commentating the fight Amir Khan and Richie Woodhall found tough to score.
It appeared to be a bout of Parker’s aggression vs Fury’s boxing skill.
Ultimately, two of the judge’s favored the former and it has incensed Fury’s promoter Mick Hennessy who has told the BBC he believes corruption is at play:
"This is corruption at it's highest level in boxing"
— BBC 5 Live Sport (@5liveSport) September 23, 2017
Here are some of the other reactions from around the world of boxing following the fight:
Just asked Adelaide Byrd ringside what she thought about the Parker vs Fury fight after it finished. She said Fury won it by KO. #ParkerFury
— Strictly Boxing Fans (@BoxingBritain1) September 23, 2017
— Robert ⭕ (@robkitfuey_fu) September 23, 2017
Do u prefer the guy jabbing & moving all night or the guy chasing and landing literally one big punch a round? #ParkerFury
— Dave Coldwell (@davidcoldwell) September 23, 2017
— David (@DavidBradshaw23) September 23, 2017
— Gav Howe (@GaHowe95) September 23, 2017
— Scott Duffy (@ScottDuffy92) September 23, 2017
Fury could get ko’d and these commentators will say he took it well. So bias. #ParkerFury
— Mark Bewick (@markbewick) September 23, 2017
— Carl Rutherford (@carlrutherford) September 23, 2017
Hennessy saying Fury showed ‘shades of Ali’ tonight, which Ali would that be ?? Ali who got ran over by a bus in Scotland ?? #ParkerFury
— Tom Crossland (@TCrossland55) September 23, 2017
Silly and overpriced broadcast #ParkerFury
— Adam Hurley (@MrAdamHurley) September 23, 2017
Justice. Can’t win a title by refusing to fight. #ParkerFury
— Nutsman?? (@fatnutss) September 23, 2017