Joseph Parker fight

Record sales as more than 70,000 tickets already sold for Parker v Joshua

Tickets went on general sale for the fight at Cardiff's Principality Stadium at midnight on Tuesday (NZT) and within five hours there were only a limited number of $571 and $1142 tickets remaining.

Promoter Eddie Hearn revealed on his Twitter account that the three cheapest categories had sold out in just over an hour after they had gone on sale.

The March 31 fight is sure to sell out with the stadium holding 78,000 under its retractable roof.

Illegal streamers face court

Sky TV spokeswoman Kirsty Way said the broadcaster would be taking action against those caught in the act, while hundreds more streams were taken down from Facebook and YouTube on Saturday night.

Way said it was "very disappointing" viewers were continuing to effectively steal the content.

"To be fair we are getting better at finding and taking them down so those numbers might look inflated," she said.

Digicel VIP Experience winners are fight ready

Ms Vaeluaga is the winner of Digicel’s VIP Experience data promotion which called for pre-paid customers to simply purchase any data bundle to be entered into the draw to win with every $1 spent earning one entry into the draw. 

Deepak Khanna, Digicel Samoa’s Chief Customer Officer handed the VIP Fight tickets and accommodation details to Ms Vaeluaga and congratulated her for winning the competition.

Peter Fury hits back at claims son dodging fight against Parker

The two were set to fight in Auckland on May 6 for Parker's WBO world heavyweight title but Fury pulled out on the weekend with a back injury.

Parker's promoter, David Higgins, has since questioned the legitimacy of Fury's injury but in a column in the UK Mirror, Peter Fury says Hughie is indeed hurt and that Parker's team wanted to move the fight to the UK.

"We have written evidence of us saying 'let's stop messing around and get on with May 6," Fury said.

NZ government should contribute to Parker fight says boxing commentator

It was revealed last week the New Zealand Government refused to contribute any funding for the May 6 fight, reinforcing their stance after denying any assistance for last year's world title fight against Andy Ruiz Jr.

With Duco Events director David Higgins in Apia negotiating with the Samoan government, which provided funding for Parker's fight against Ruiz Jr, a possible fight re-location to the country has been rumoured.

Angove put the idea down to a little bit of gamesmanship by the promoters.

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson invited to Joseph Parker's world title fight

Duco Events, the promoters of Parker's WBO Heavyweight Championship fight against Andy Ruiz in Auckland on December 10, sent an email to media on Monday to announce a press conference on Tuesday.

While the Samoan Prime Minister and Samoa Tourism were the main subjects of the advisory, a line down the bottom caught the eye.

"Other details include the invitation of Hollywood superstar Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson to the event."

Johnson's mother is Samoan and he spent a period of his childhood living in Auckland.

Samoan government supports Joseph Parker world title fight

1News is reporting that Duco Events and the Samoan government have come to an agreement which will see Samoa advertised as a tourist destination during the broadcast on December 10.

There will also be Samoan branding and other international publicity for the small island nation, 1News reported.

Duco Events had approached the New Zealand government about getting Major Events funding for the fight, before withdrawing the application due to a backlash from the public.

Auckland's major events fund then pulled their backing for the fight last week.

TV3 Extends Coverage to Fagaloa Bay for Parker’s Fight

The announcement comes following a partnership between Digicel and TV3 which sees Digicel as naming rights sponsor for the upcoming Joseph Parker fight to be televised live on TV3 on Thursday 21st July.