Fight Night:Joseph Parker vs Andy Ruiz Live WBO Boxing 2016 PPV Coverage.
WBO are holding their annual conference in Puerto Rico and the organisation has given the green light to Parker fighting Andy Ruiz for their belt with their championship committee voting unanimously in favour of the title fight.
His promoters have been keen to keep their plans under wraps, but Ruiz’s promoter Bob Arum let it slip in Las Vegas this morning when he told the media that a press conference in the city on Saturday featuring the two fighters will confirm Auckland as the venue.
WBO had hinted at having a four man box-off to sort out their belt but it have gone down the route of their own rules book which gives No 1 ranked Parker the first rights to challenge.
Parker’s promoter Dean Lonergan was at the WBO conference but was now returning to Los Angeles to sort out the fine print of the fight contract. Duco Events confirmed the WBO decision but wouldn’t comment officially on fight details until all the relevant paperwork had been signed
The earliest confirmation out of the Parker camp came via Taylor Barry, son of Parker’s trainer Kevin Barry and a key part of the corner work. He tweeted that the fight was on.