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(Boxing) Joseph Parker v Razvan Cojanu :WBO Heavyweight Title Challenge Fight

(Boxing) Joseph Parker v Razvan Cojanu : WBO Heavyweight Title Challenge Fight


Joseph Parker, who is the present  WBO Heavyweight Title is set to make his first title against Razvan Cojanu at the Vodafone Events Centre, Aukland, NZ on the 6th of May.

Cojanu, who is based in California, has won 16 of 18 bouts so far, losing his debut and a more recent encounter with unheralded southpaw Donovan Dennis.

Kiwi Joseph Parker (25years) was due to face unbeaten Brit Hughie Fury at Auckland on the sixth but was cancelled, as Fury pulled out due to Back Injury. Joseph Parker is Unbeaten with record (22-0) with about 80% knock out rate and was able to claim the WBO world title against Mexican Andy Ruiz in December 2016.


Razvan Cojanu (30 years) who now replaces Hughie Fury, has a record (16-2-9) in his 18 bouts and is rated 14th Best Heavyweight by WBO with a 50% knockout rate. The fighter will be the Romania's first challenge for world heavyweight title contender. Having a height advantage over Joseph Parker, might give him a longer aim which he could also use to his advantage.

"I am 100 per cent sure a lot of people will have a big shock. It's better like that. I'm coming from the dark. I'm under cover. Me, my coach, everything is under cover," Cojanu told Fight News, saying he has nothing to lose in the Fight. "Me, I have no pressure on my shoulders .. because I don't have nothing to lose. Tell me what I have to lose? Nothing!'"

Joseph Parker sees the fight with Razvan Cojanu as a warm up, intending to fix a fight with Anthony Joshua after his fight this coming weekend, saying Joshua is the man to beat
He said: “It’s great to see Joshua. You know he went through a bit of a hard time in the fight and it’s good to see him come back strong and maintain his title, and get the other ones.

“I think Klitschko looked great. For 41 years old he looked in great shape. He’s still got a lot of power and I feel like it could have been his fight but I guess the better man won on the day.
"Joshua is the man to beat.

"He got off the canvas and showed heart but I think every fighter has things they've got to work on, weaknesses and strengths, and I feel like I just have to get past this next fight and then I look forward to sitting down and planning a fight with him in the future."



Current WBO Top 15 ratings

1 Hughie Fury (Int-Cont.) UK
2 Christian Hammer (WBO Europe) GER
3 Jarrell Miller (NABO) USA
4 Andy Ruiz USA
5 Kubrat Pulev BUL
6 Dominic Breazeale USA
7 Dillian Whyte JAM
8 Tom Schwarz (WBO Youth) GER
9 Andriy Rudenko UKR
10 Luis Ortiz CUB
11 Andrey Fedosov USA
12 Agit Kabayel GER
13 Kyotaro Fujimoto JPN
14 Razvan Cojanu ROM
15 Zhilei Zhang (Oriental) CHN
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