Apparently Hughie Fury is the mandatory challenger for the WBO heavyweight belt. Meaning a fight between Fury and Parker could happen.
Hughie Fury’s ability has been questioned by many but he must have been doing something right to be mandatory challenger, surely? Fury isn’t a bad fighter it is just that people question if the only reason he is popular and has some bigger fights than some people is because of his cousin Tyson.
Parker who won the WBO belt only just over a week ago in a huge victory against Andy Ruiz, I think will be open to a fight with Fury. With the reputation Hughie has this could be a big payday for both fighters. Parker is a good fighter and was said to be the IBF mandatory challenger so he should have apparently faced Joshua but that fell through.
This fight could happen in New Zealand or England but I think it would be better if it happened in England. Both Parker and Fury would most likely get more money if the pair fought in England. They could fill an arena such as the O2 and combined with TV money it could be a large payday.
How would the fight go down? I think Parker would win the fight. Off the back of a huge victory over Ruiz to win his world title I think he would win. I think Fury would be a mismatch and would not be able to match Parker’s standards. But I think the amount of time Fury would last in Parker’s first defence depends upon where the fight is held, if in England I think he would last longer as it would be his home crowd.