American heavyweight Deontay Wilder (43-3-1; 41 KOs) lost to New Zealand representative Joseph Parker (34-3; 23 KOs) in one of the main events of the boxing evening in Saudi Arabia .
The athletes spent the first half of the fight in a similar manner, carrying out attacks from a long distance and sometimes getting close in clinch exchanges.. In this style, Parker looked much better than his opponent, was more accurate and lively.
Activity increased in the second half of the battle. The ending of the 8th round was especially difficult for the American, when he almost found himself knocked out, but managed to survive until the end of the three minutes.
Until the end of the fight, the New Zealander managed to maintain the initiative in his hands, and Wilder showed almost nothing, simply moving around the ring and trying to swing his right hand.
The result was a unanimous decision of the judges 118-111; 118-110; Parker celebrated the victory 120-108 .
Joe Parker has defeated Deontay Wilder on the scorecards!
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