10 Dec 2016

Parker takes on Ruiz in world title fight

11:11 pm on 10 December 2016

New Zealand boxer Joseph Parker is taking on American-Mexican Andy Ruiz Jr for the vacant World Boxing Organisation heavyweight title at Vector Arena in Auckland tonight.

Whichever fighter wins tonight's match will become the first man from their country to win a world heavyweight title.

Andy Ruiz Jr, left, and Joseph Parker weigh in before the WBO world boxing heavyweight title fight.

Andy Ruiz Jr, left, and Joseph Parker weigh in before the WBO world boxing heavyweight title fight. Photo: Photosport

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