Joseph Parker wants UK crowds 'yelling out for more' after Hughie Fury fight

Kiwi heavyweight Joseph Parker says he needs to put in a good showing against Hughie Fury later this month, in order to raise his profile in the UK.

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While currently the WBO title holder, Parker is next to unknown in the UK, having not faced high profile British opposition until coming up against Fury on September 23.

The unbeaten Parker though, is aiming to change that, appearing on Sky Sports UK to promote the bout.

"We want to get exposure here in the UK and make sure that everyone knows who we are," he told 1 NEWS.

"We're not that well known here at the moment, only boxing fans would know who we are."

Parker also says that he wants to have English fans clamouring for him after the fight with Fury.

"I want them cheering 'go Joe, go Joe'."

"It's very important to put in a good performance - which I'm going to do - and then have them yelling out for more."

The Kiwi heavyweight is trying to build his profile in England. Source: 1 NEWS



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Watch: 'It was an easy decision' – Joseph Parker casts early election vote in London

Joseph Parker has taken time out of his busy schedule preparing for his WBO heavyweight title defence to cast an early vote in the NZ General Election.

After six rounds of sparring in the morning, Parker spent the day in London visiting the New Zealand House where he cast his vote.

Parker opted to vote early to keep focused on his upcoming bout with undefeated Briton Hughie Fury which falls on the same date as the election - September 23.

"I think it's important to get in there and get my vote in and vote for the party I like," he said.

"For me, it was an easy decision - I know who I wanted to vote for."

Parker's fight takes place the morning after the General Election on September 24 NZT.

Parker voted early to stay focused on his world title defence which falls on the same day as the NZ General Election. Source: 1 NEWS