Boxing: Another fight likely for Parker

Boxing promoters are likely to organise a further fight for Joseph Parker now the David Tua-Alexander Ustinov fight's been postponed. Photo / Getty Images.
Boxing promoters are likely to organise a further fight for Joseph Parker now the David Tua-Alexander Ustinov fight's been postponed. Photo / Getty Images.

Boxing promoters are likely to organise a further fight for Joseph Parker now the David Tua-Alexander Ustinov fight's been postponed.

Parker was due to fight on the undercard, but Tua's fight's now been moved back two and a half months to November 16.

Promoter Dean Lonergan says Parker needs a fight before then.

'At the end of the day this happens in boxing on a regular basis. So from Joseph Parker's point of view, 21 years of age, we need to keep him active.

"So I can definitely see that we'll be fighting before this date, then we'll be lining up the rest of the year after that.

"It means a bit of juggling on our behalf but that's the business we're in.''

The fight was postponed due to David Tua's calf injury and the availability of the Hamilton venue.

- Newstalk ZB

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