Injured Fury pulls out of world heavyweight title fight

The Associated Press

MANCHESTER, England (AP) -- Hughie Fury has pulled out of his world heavyweight title fight against WBO champion Joseph Parker because of injury.

The fight was set for May 6 in Auckland, New Zealand, and will now be rescheduled.

Fury's promoter, Hennessy Sports, said in a statement released Sunday that the British fighter has injured his lower back and has been advised by his physiotherapist to rest for ''3-4 weeks before resuming training.''

''Hughie has been declared medically unfit to box following a medical assessment,'' the statement said.

''Understandably, Hughie is devastated by the injury which has temporarily halted his dream of fighting for the world heavyweight title.''

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