Manchester - Former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker (30-4, 21 KOs) picked up a ten round unanimous decision win over Jack Massey (20-2, 11 KOs), who was moving up from cruiserweight. (photos by Lawrence Lustig)
The scores were 96-93, 97-92, and 97-93.
Parker was bouncing back after suffering his first knockout loss, which took place last year at the hands of Joe Joyce.
Massey was riding a four fight winning streak that followed a decision loss to Richard Riakporhe in 2019.
Parker took control of the fight in the first round. Parker was able to take the punches of Massey, who also showed a decent chin in his heavyweight debut. Massey was game at times, and landed quick punches at times, but never able to take control of any round. Massey lost a point in the eight for holding.