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Tyson Fury performs Haka with Joseph Parker

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Joseph Parker faced Hughie Fury, cousin of unbeaten heavyweight Tyson, on Sunday, with the WBO heavyweight championship up for grabs.

The latter failed to come out the other end and claim his first world title as Parker retained the championship he won last year.

The scorecards were divided, however, with one giving it as a 114-114 draw, whilst the other awarded Paker with a 118-110 victory.

The results obviously didn’t go well with those in Fury’s camp.

Tyson stormed the ring after the final bell, letting everyone know his anger at the result before throwing insults towards Parker.

However, the anger was short lived when Tyson hung out with his cousin’s opponent following the fight.

The pair were even filmed performing the Haka together, a famous ritual from Parker's home country of New Zealand, with Fury clearly adding his own spin on it.

Fury's interesting effort at the Haka can be seen in the tweet below.

Not only can you see Fury's less-than-impressive effort at the New Zealand routine, you can also spot how out of condition he looks.

Fury hasn't fought since he defeated Wladimir Klitschko at the back end of 2015, and it's visible to see as he shows off his rather large belly.

Not the shape of something who thinks he can easily defeat current heavyweight king Anthony Joshua.

So it seems, despite the result of the Fury/Parker fight, both camps remained in good spirits.

Parker is now expected to face IBF and WBA champion Joshua, should the 27-year-old claim victory over Kubrat Pulev next month.

Joshua will take the Bulgarian on in Cardiff at the Principality Stadium.

As for Fury, he is still waiting for the UK Anti-Doping Agency to resolve the doping charges against him as the heavyweight is currently without a boxing licence and has not fought since November of 2015.

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