25 year old WBO Heavyweight Champion Joseph Parker(22-0 18kos) will face 30 year old Razvan Cojanu(16-2 9kos) May 6, 2017 in the Spark Arena in Auckland, New Zealand. Parker was originally to face UK fighter Hughie Fury(20-0 10kos) but Fury dropped out citing Injury.
DUCO Events hosted a press conference on Wednesday 26th April 2017 to announce the opponent of Joseph Parker for his first WBO Heavyweight Title defense on May 6th.
Cojanu made his Pro Debut in 2011 and has 300 plus amateur fights under his belt. In 2008 he qualified for the Olympics and was a National Champion of Romania in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. He won the “Romanian Coup” tournament in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009. He won the “Golden Belt” tournament in 2007 and 2008. He was also the winner of tournament in Croatia and Turkey in 2009. A gold medal at Francophonic Games in 2009 and won a Gold medal at European championships of EU in 2009.
Razvan has entered the rankings of the top heavyweight contenders position on various boxing radars and currently holds the WBO Asian Pacific title via KO.