Kiwi heavyweight boxer Joseph Parker will fight on free-to-air on Three and ThreeNow for the first time when he is taking on Brit Jack Massey in Manchester on January 22 (NZT).
Parker, 31, is coming off his first stoppage loss at the hands of Joe Joyce last September, however now has an possibility to get returned on target with the support of Kiwis looking on NZ tv.
He will function on a blockbuster boxing card with Chris Eubank Jr v Liam Smith serving as the primary event. The Brit steps up from cruiserweight to fight former WBO heavyweight champion Parker at the Manchester Arena on Sunday morning (NZT).
We’re delighted to build on Three’s lengthy and proud records of bringing New Zealand audiences the very best of boxing, and can’t watch for Kiwis to peer Joseph Parker input the ring,” said Warner Bros. Discovery ANZ Senior Director Content Juliet Peterson.
We love making top notch carrying occasions like this as extensively available as viable.” Parker’s manager David Higgins applauded the circulate to free-to-air Three and ThreeNow, and believes it’s a great chance for Kiwi lovers to watch the heavyweight.
Joseph is well conscious that the New Zealand public, the fans and the paying public have bought pay in step with view have – in a manner – funded his journey to turning into international champion,” Higgins told Newshub.
Joseph Parker v Jack Massey heavyweight clash
He’s always wanted to combat on free-to-air. Joseph’s very happy to have his first combat on unfastened-to-air television.
If you observe history, a number of the largest tv target market in New Zealand records are boxing occasions.
Parker’s opponent will be making his heavyweight debut, having been a career cruiserweight.
Massey, 29, boasts a file of 20 wins and one loss from his 21 fights thus far.
Parker praised Massey for stepping up to the project, however most effective sees the fight going one manner as he seems to reignite his goal for heavyweight gold.
“Good on Jack for stepping as much as take this fight,” Parker said. “He’s a tough guy who’s very skillful and he clearly backs himself.
“But lamentably for him, he has made a huge mistake. I’ve were given a point to prove and he’s standing in my way.”
Watch Parker v Massey live on loose-to-air on Three and ThreeNow, or be part of Newshub for stay updates from 7am on January 22.
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Parker vs Massey fight undercard
- Chris Eubank Jr vs Liam Smith; Middleweight
- Richard Riakporhe vs Krzysztof Głowacki; Cruiserweight
- Joseph Parker vs Jack Massey; Heavyweight