Dillian Whyte v Joseph Parker fight shifts 12,000 tickets

Matchroom Sport say 12,000 tickets have been sold on Friday for the heavyweight clash between Dillian Whyte and Joseph Parker at The O2 in London on July 28.

Brixton’s Whyte is on the cusp of world title action and destroyed Australian Lucas Browne with a devastating sixth round KO at the same venue in March to defend the WBC silver title and number one ranking that he had landed by beating Robert Helenius in Cardiff in October.

Parker is back in the UK after fighting in the Welsh capital in an historic unification battle with Anthony Joshua in March, with Whyte’s old foe handing a first career defeat for the New Zealand star on points.

Parker is in Britain for the third fight in a row having made his second defence of his WBO crown against Hughie Fury in Manchester in September 2017.

Another 50-50 heavyweight battle was added to the card as former world title challengers Dereck Chisora and Carlos Takam meet in a must-win match up.

Kell Brook clashes with Brandon Cook in a world super-lightweight title eliminator, Katie Taylor defends her WBA and IBF world lightweight titles against Kimberly Connor. Conor Benn and Cedric Peynaud rematch after their fight of the year brawl in 2017 with a title on the line this time and Joshua Buatsi steps up in his first 10-rounder against former British light-heavyweight title challenger Ricky Summers.

Tickets went on general sale on Friday June 15 at 10am from www.theO2.co.uk and on 0844 856 0202.

Whyte-Parker will be live on Sky Sports Box Office.

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