Joseph Parker will fight for the world title in Auckland

It's confirmed! 

The WBO Heavyweight title fight between Joseph Parker and Andy Ruiz will take place in New Zealand on December 10, Ruiz's promoter Bob Arum confirmed Thursday morning (NZT).

A press conference is set to take place in Las Vegas on Sunday (NZT) to announce that the fight will take place in Auckland. Arum has confirmed to Newshub that the promoters made it over the line on Thursday morning.

There has been speculation surrounding the fight after Duco admitted it would struggle to fund the fight without Government support.

Recent reports suggested that Duco was prepared to do what it took to keep the fight in New Zealand, including taking a loss.

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