Joseph Parker vs. Junior Fa rescheduled for February 27th

The all-Kiwi heavyweight issue goes down on Saturday, February 27, when WBO vice-champion Joseph Parker meets Junior Fa at the Auckland Spark Arena in Auckland, New Zealand, live and directly on DAZN United States.

Parker and Fa were initially ready to meet on Dec. 11, but the last heavyweight had to be released after blood tests revealed he had a health issue that required surgery.

After losing his belt to Anthony Joshua and his subsequent blow against Dillian Whyte, Parker (27-2, 21 KOs), a New Zealander, won three fights in a row, all of them come through a stop. Parker recently suspended Shawndell Winters in the fifth round of the Mikey Garcia-Jessie Vargas undercarriage in February. Despite being nearly a year between fights, the 28-year-old Parker is looking to get back in there and decide who is king of the Kiwis, making another run. at the gold.

“We had been working hard to make sure I was coming up in December and delivering a show that would have made the overweight department sit up and pay attention,” Parker said in a statement. so it was a huge disappointment when he had to cancel Junior. But those things happen in boxing. The good thing is that Junior is now on track to be 100 percent fit and ready to go in February. I wouldn’t want it in any other way. . “

Fa (19-0, 10 KOs), a native of Australia, is entering the biggest course of his career, without a fight since winning a unanimous decision over Devin Vargas in the November 2019. It looks to put the past health issues behind it. Fa believes winning over Parker finds himself in prime place for his first ever title.

“It’s not at all appropriate when those things happen,” Fa said. “However, I am happy and relieved to prove that I am now well and back on track. I have been looking forward to this fight for a long time. -now, so a locked date is again brilliant.Parker has held a world title before, so when I beat him, I’ll be a big step closer to taking his -out my own dream. “