Duco Withdraws Application For Funding For Joseph Parker Fight

Publish Date
Friday, 28 October 2016, 11:17AM


Joseph Parker's promoters Duco Events have withdrawn their application for government funding for his WBO heavyweight title fight against Andy Ruiz Jr.

Duco boss Dean Lonergan says there is now 'an 80 percent chance' the fight will take place outside of New Zealand.

The decision increases the odds the fight will take place in the USA with Dallas tipped as a likely venue. Los Angeles is another option as it's the hometown of Mexican-born Ruiz.

Auckland's Eden Park, Mt Smart Stadium and Vector Arena have all been slated as possible venues in New Zealand.

Lonergan says they have until November 5 to sort out a venue in New Zealand. The fight is set to take place on December 10.

"There are various option on the table and we judge each one on merit." said Duco's David Higgins.

via NZ Herald

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