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The date of the then proposed fight between Parker and Fury came up for discussion and was pushed forward to May 6 after Fury and his team appeared reluctant to travel to New Zealand for the fight scheduled for April.
It saw WBO President Francisco Varcarcel take to social media to give Fury until February 25 to finalize the bout, otherwise, he would lose his position to challenge Parker for the world championship.
The result saw the venue downgraded with it shifting from Spark Arena to the Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau which holds around 3000.
Cojanu was ranked fourteenth giving him a chance to challenge for the world championship.
Five days out from the fight, The British Boxing Board of Control appointed British referee Terry O'Connor, the same official in charge of Fury's last two bouts.
Peter Fury had a foul-mouthed exchange with David Higgins at the final press conference in London.
Several issues occurred prior to the fight being announced.In the post fight, Parker said, "I felt the aggression was good on my side.He was really awkward and his movement was good, but I caught him with the harder punches I felt." Fury was paid £750,000 while Parker took home £1.1 million.After announcing the claim it gave Parker the rights to fight whomever he wanted when he wanted as a voluntary defense out of the top 15.Răzvan Cojanu was released as Parker's replacement for the Hughie Fury bout.
Parker started finding his shots in the latter half.