Joseph Parker: Push and shove wasn't planned

Newstalk ZB Staff ,
The All Sports Breakfast,
Publish Date
Saturday, 23 September 2017, 7:38AM
Hughie Fury having a go at Joseph Parker at the weigh-in (Photosport)

Pushing and shoving has broken out at Joseph Parker's heavyweight title defence weigh-in in Manchester.

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While Parker was squaring up against opponent Hughie Fury, members of both camps were throwing out verbal barbs before the Brit pushed the kiwi.

Handlers of both fighters were involved in the fracas.

Parker says there was some needling going on up on the stage.

"He was just saying it was his time, a new champion, whatever. I just said relax little boy, relax. And I said it real calm, and said I'll test your chin out."

Parker has weighed in at 112kg, with Fury in at 102kg.