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New Zealand heavyweight boxer Joseph Parker v Andy Ruiz Jr. 
WBO World Heavyweight Title. Burger King Road to the title by Duco Boxing. Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand. Saturday 10 December 2016. © Copyright Photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.photosport.nz

Live updates: Joseph Parker v Andy Ruiz historic title fight underway

1 NEWS NOW brings you all tonight's action from Auckland's Vector Arena as Joseph Parker and Andy Ruiz Jr fight for the WBO heavyweight title.

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Watch: Jeff Horn unloads barrage of heavy blows to claim impressive knockout win

After being cut earlier in the fight from a controversial head clash, the Australian welterweight destroyed Ali Funeka with this unrelenting attack.

00:30
Isaac Dogboe of Ghana won the WBO International Super Bantamweight title but Vector Arena was more inspired by his words after the fight.

Watch: Victorious undercard fighter charms New Zealand crowd with heartfelt speech

Isaac Dogboe of Ghana won the WBO International Super Bantamweight title but Vector Arena was more inspired by his words after the fight.

02:41
Andrew Saville spent time with the Kiwi heavyweight just hours before he fights for the world title.

'I've been waiting for this moment all my life' – Joseph Parker ready for moment of destiny

Andrew Saville spent time with the Kiwi heavyweight just hours before he fights.

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Johnson was left with a broken ankle and shoulder after falling in a cross country event, and is now helping young riders while he recovers.

Olympian Clarke Johnson on the mend after horror accident

Johnson was left with a broken ankle and shoulder after falling in a cross country event, and is now helping young riders while he recovers.

01:56
Parker's trainer has taken inspiration from his late father ahead of tonight's massive bout.

'Tremendous' – Kevin Barry says Joseph Parker has been 'relaxed all day'

Parker's trainer has taken inspiration from his late father ahead of tonight's massive bout.

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Barry Galbraith credits Kevin Barry for Joseph Parker's development over the last four years.

'He's developed incredibly fast' – former NZ champ amazed by Parker’s rapid rise in heavyweight ranks

Barry Galbraith credits Kevin Barry for Joseph Parker's development over the last four years.

00:54
The Kiwi heavyweight got a taste of what it will be like tonight when he takes to the ring against Andy Ruiz.

Video: 'It gives me goose bumps' – Parker a picture of intense concentration at Vector Arena with fight only hours away

The Kiwi heavyweight got a taste of what it will be like tonight when he takes to the ring against Andy Ruiz.

00:55
Six-time New Zealand champion fighter Barry Galbraith outlined Joseph Parker's strengths as he takes on Andy Ruiz in Auckland tonight.

'Joe could really do some damage' – Former NZ champion offers Parker advice before WBO title fight

Former NZ fighter Barry Galbraith outlined Joseph Parker's strengths ahead of tonight's bout.

00:20

Joseph Parker victory would be a 'big boost for Samoa as well'

One of Samoa's top sporting administrators is backing Parker to lead boxing growth in the Pacific.

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With the biggest fight of his life tonight, Team Parker got involved and had a go at the social media craze.

Watch: Joseph Parker, Kevin Barry take on the mannequin challenge

With the biggest fight of his life tonight, Team Parker got involved and had a go at the social media craze.

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The man Joseph Parker ultimately wants to fight and his American foe squared up for the cameras before the two fight in Manchester.

Video: Anthony Joshua weighs in ahead of IBF World Heavyweight title bout with Eric Molina

The man Joseph Parker ultimately wants to fight and his American foe squared up for the cameras before the two fight in Manchester.

02:34

Opinion: Tonight's Parker v Ruiz fight set to showcase the better side of heavyweight boxing

The way that the two fighters have interacted this week has shown a lighter side to a sometimes ugly sport, writes Alex Powell.

00:47
Heavyweight boxing has a magic influence and kudos that transcends sport itself, Mike Hosking says.

Mike Hosking: 'You don't have to be a boxing fan to appreciate what this means for our country'

Heavyweight boxing has a magic influence that transcends sport itself, Hosking says.

00:45
Toni Street says it's been refreshing how respectful and accessible the boxers have been in the lead up to the fight.

'Parker and Ruiz make you feel good about supporting the fight'

Toni Street says it's been refreshing how respectful and accessible the boxers have been in the lead up to the fight.

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Joseph's mother Sala recalls the moment her son decided to prove everyone wrong seven years ago.

Watch: 'Teachers doubted him' - Parker's yearbook shows high school goal to be champ after being told he would fail

Joseph's mother Sala recalls the moment her son decided to prove everyone wrong seven years ago.

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The result of weeks of strict training and determination came to fruition today as both fighters flaunted the final products of their hard work.

Watch: Bulking Joseph Parker, shredded Andy Ruiz weigh-in for world heavyweight title fight

The result of weeks of strict training and determination came to fruition today as both fighters flaunted the final products of their hard work.

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Bob Sheridan, the man who covered the Rumble in the Jungle, the Thriller in Manila and other historic bouts, says tomorrow night’s fight will be nothing short of explosive.

'This might be the best heavyweight championship fight in over a decade!' - star commentator pumped to see Parker and Ruiz

Bob Sheridan, the man who covered the Rumble in the Jungle, says tomorrow night's fight will be nothing short of explosive.

00:45
Though the 77-year-old is better known for his middle distance running, Sir Peter will be taking on a different discipline in Auckland next April.

Legend! Kiwi sporting hero Sir Peter Snell, 77, to compete in World Masters Games

Sir Peter will be taking on a different discipline to running at the Auckland games.

July 23, 2016 file photo, a representation of the Olympic rings are displayed in the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Athletes increasingly are using apps like Tinder as they look to have fun and escape the pressures of competition inside the Olympic Village. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, File)

Russian boxer stripped of medal after failed drugs test

A Romanian weightlifter was also stripped of their result after testing positive.

00:46
Duco boss Martin Snedden has a blunt warning for anyone thinking of illegally streaming.

A knock-out punch for piracy? Seven people found guilty of illegally streaming Joseph Parker's last fight

Duco boss Martin Snedden has a blunt warning for anyone thinking of illegally streaming.

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Promoter Duco has lined up a crew ready to catch anyone illegally streaming Parker vs Ruiz tomorrow.

Thinking of illegally streaming Parker's world title fight? There's a team primed to catch you out

There's a crew ready to catch anyone illegally streaming Parker vs Ruiz tomorrow.

00:45
The rugby league hardman says that he will trouble the All Blacks Sevens star if they meet in the ring.

'Someone make it happen!' Paul Gallen calls out Sonny Bill for boxing bout once again

Gallen claims there has been talk of a potential fight for three years.

01:58

Is Joseph Parker's undercard the happiest boxer you've ever seen?

Boxer Isaac Dogboe is number eight in the WBO, has knocked a lot of guys out, but doesn’t have a manager.

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'I waxed my chest so should be alright!' - Joseph Parker to unveil new physique at WBO title pre-fight weigh-in

Training for the WBO heavyweight title fight has been harder than ever and Parker can't wait to show how much it's paid off.

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