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WBO Interim Title*

March 8, 2024

WBO Interim Title*

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Result

Zhilei Zhang
VS
Joseph Parker
Zhoukou, China
City
Auckland, New Zealand
26-1-1 (21 KOs)
Record
34-3 (23 KOs)
Result
TBD
Zhilei Zhang
VS
Joseph Parker
Zhoukou, China
City
Auckland, New Zealand
26-1-1 (21 KOs)
Record
34-3 (23 KOs)
Result
TBD
Joseph Parker
VS
Zhilei Zhang
Auckland, New Zealand
City
Zhoukou, China
34-3 (23 KOs)
Record
26-1-1 (21 KOs)
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KOs
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Result
TBD
Joseph Parker
VS
Zhilei Zhang
Auckland, New Zealand
City
Zhoukou, China
34-3 (23 KOs)
Record
26-1-1 (21 KOs)
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KOs
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Result
TBD

Fight Video

Description


After making a huge impact with notable victories in 2023, top 5 heavyweights Zhang Zhilei and Joseph Parker are slated to face off in the co-main event of the Anthony Joshua spectacle on March 8th.

Zhilei Zhang and Joseph Parker are putting it on the line for a shot at the top.

Nicknamed "Big Bang," Zhang (26-1-1, 21 KO) secured the interim WBO title in the previous year, showcasing his prowess with consecutive knockouts against Joe Joyce. The first victory featured a grotesque swelling, while the second was a one-hitter quitter five months later. These wins have positioned Zhang for a shot at the full title currently held by Oleksandr Usyk. However, with the unified champion expected to be occupied throughout 2024 with Tyson Fury, Zhang will instead take on the former WBO titleholder, Joseph Parker (34-3, 23 KO).

Parker, eight years younger than his counterpart, has been on an impressive four-fight winning streak since his encounter with "The Juggernaut." His successful 2023 campaign included a decision win over the unexpectedly resilient Jack Massey, dominant victories over Faiga Opelu and Simon Kean, and a convincing triumph over Deontay Wilder last month. The victor of this monumental showdown will closely trail the future undisputed heavyweight champion in the upper echelons of the top heavyweight rankings.

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