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Joseph Parker beats Hughie Fury on points to retain WBO heavyweight title

Hughie Fury failed in his first shot at a world title as New Zealand’s Joseph Parker retained his WBO heavyweight championship with a controversial points win at the Manchester Arena. Parker was the aggressor throughout, with Briton Fury happy to box off his jab, and the visiting fighter finished strongly, landing solid shots late on. The scorecards were divided, one had it a 114-114 draw, the other two giving it to the champion by 118-110. Fury’s camp was angry at the verdict. Parker missed often but landed enough solid work…

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Hughie Fury v Joseph Parker: Parker retains WBO heavyweight title

Joseph Parker beat Britain’s Hughie Fury on points to retain the WBO world heavyweight title in Manchester. The New Zealander, 25, won the bout 118-110 on two judges’ scorecards, while the third scored it as a 114-114 draw at Manchester Arena. Parker landed several big punches in the 12th round against 23-year-old Fury, the cousin of former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury. It was Parker’s second successful title defence. Live reaction & analysis More to follow. Let’s block ads! (Why?) BBC Sport – Sport

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Former EastEnders actor Joseph Shade admits sex offences

Former EastEnders actor Joseph Shade has admitted sexual offences against three teenage girls. The youth worker, from Sheringham in Norfolk, played Peter Beale as a child from 1998 until 2004. Shade, 24, admitted five counts of causing or inciting a child under 18 to engage in sexual activity while in a position of trust and one count of sexual activity with a child. He was released on bail and will be sentenced at a later date. The offences were committed against three girls aged between 14 and 17, and happened…

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Joseph Parker visits talkSPORT: The world heavyweight champion on facing Anthony Joshua in 2018, his fight with Hughie Fury and more

Joseph Parker is aiming to rule the heavyweight division Tuesday, July 11, 2017 Joseph Parker has told talkSPORT he is targeting a 2018 showdown with Anthony Joshua. The unbeaten WBO heavyweight champion was a special studio guest on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast on Tuesday and outlined his ambition to take on the British superstar. Joshua holds the WBA, IBF and IBO titles and has won all his 19 fights as a professional, with his latest success a thrilling 11th-round stoppage of Wladimir Klitschko. Asked if he could face Joshua next summer,…

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