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Joseph Parker
Joseph Parker




UD 12
KO 3
UD 10
KO 11


6' 4" / 193 cm
76" / 193 cm
Orthodox (R)

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Ranking @ Heavyweight


The story

A towering heavyweight fighting out of New Zealand, Joseph Parker was born in South Auckland on January 9, 1992. His father, Dempsey, was named after legendary American pugilist Jack Dempsey and trained young Joseph starting at only three years of age. When he was 10, he started training at Papatoetoe Boxing Club.

He began fighting as an amateur two years later when he was 12, and he ended up achieving quite a bit of success. In 2009, he won the New Zealand Golden Gloves Tournament. In 2010 and 2011, he was the nation’s amateur heavyweight champion. His final amateur match was a victory over Johan Linde, the gold medalist at the 2012 Olympics, to win gold at the Belgrade annual boxing tournament.

Parker was being hyped up quite a bit before his professional debut on July 5, 2012 against Dean Garmonsway, and he performed well in scoring a second-round TKO. His next fight was a second-round KO, and then he earned two more TKOs, each time showing off improved skills and natural punching power. He showed that he had the ability to go the distance in his next fight on May 16, 2013, winning a six-round unanimous decision over Brice Ritani-Coe.

He took a big step up in competition for his next fight, which was against long-time heavyweight contender Francois Botha, albeit on the downside of his career. Still, Joseph Parker showed he could stop high-level fights, as he notched another TKO in round two. That earned him his first title shot on October 10, 2013, as he fought Afa Tatupu for the NZNBF heavyweight belt. Once again, it was a dominant performance, as he won again by second-round TKO.

Next, he traveled to Oberhausen, Germany to fight Marcelo Luiz Nascimento for the PABA interim heavyweight title, which he won after winning by TKO in the seventh round. He went back to New Zealand for his next fight, where he stopped Brian Minto after seven rounds and picked up the WBO Oriental heavyweight title for his troubles. Parker would go on to defend his belts several times.

Running his record to 14-0, he then fought Bowie Tupou for the WBO Africa and OPBF heavyweight titles. It didn’t take him long, as he won the fight by KO in the very first round. In his next fight, a third-round TKO over Kali Meehan, he added the EPBC and WBA Oceania heavyweight belts to his collection.

Nearing the end of 2016, Joseph Parker had built up an impressive 21-0 record with 18 victories by stoppage, and perhaps most impressive was how little he had been tested. With his power and skill, it was clear he had potential to be a force in the division. On December 10, 2016, he fought for the WBO heavyweight title against Andy Ruiz. It was a close, competitive contest with both men having their moments. Ruiz was the sharper fighting in the early going and towards the end of the fight, but Parker took the middle rounds, which was enough to earn him the majority decision victory. This made him the first man from New Zealand to win a major heavyweight championship.

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What is Joseph Parker's Record?

Joseph Parker's record currently stands at 34 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws. Of those 34 wins he has stopped 23 of his opponents, so his current knock-out ratio is 68%. Of his 3 loses, he's been stopped 1 time. He's boxed a total of 238 rounds, meaning his professional fights last 6.4 rounds on average.

What was Parker's last fight?

Joseph Parker's last fight took place against Deontay Wilder's on 23rd Dec 2023, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He won by unanimous decision after 12 rounds. That fight was 2 months and 4 days ago.

How active is Joseph Parker?

Parker's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years and 5 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 37 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.4 rounds on average.

Where is Joseph Parker From?

Parker was born in New Zealand.

How Old Is Joseph Parker?

The heavyweight is currently 32 years old. He was born on 9th January 1992, so he will turn 33 in 10 months and 13 days.

How long has Parker been fighting?

Joseph Parker made his professional debut in July 2012, so he has been a pro for 11 years and 7 months.

How good is Joseph Parker?

Parker is currently ranked 4th by the The Ring, 2nd by the WBO, 3rd by the WBC and 3rd by the WBA at Heavyweight.

How tall is Joseph Parker?

Parker is 6' 4" (6 Foot and 4 inches) which is 193cm (1 meter and 93 centimeters).

What is Parker's Reach?

His reach is 76 inches (76") which is 193 cm (1 meter and 93 centimeters).

What stance does Joseph Parker use?

Parker fights from a traditional orthodox stance, which means he favours his right hand as his power hand when fighting.

What are some potential opponents for Joseph Parker?

Some potential future fights for Parker include Lucas Browne, Martin Bakole Ilunga, Bryant Jennings, Alexander Ustinov and Tyson Fury.

What will be Joseph Parker's Next Fight?

Joseph Parker is to face Zhilei Zhang next on Friday 8th March 2024. The fight will take place at Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The card will be shown by DAZN PPV UK in the UK, and DAZN PPV in the United States.

How can I stream Joseph Parker's Fights?

In the UK you stream Parker's fight against Zhang on DAZN PPV UK.

In the US you can stream Joseph Parker fight via DAZN PPV.

What are some recent Joseph Parker results?

Parker has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he defeated Deontay Wilder on 23rd December 2023 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Previous to that, he had defeated Simon Kean on 28th October 2023 by knockout in the 3rd round at Riyadh.

Going into that contest, he had beat Faiga Opelu on 24th May 2023 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, Australia.

Before that, he had won against Jack Massey on 21st January 2023 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.

He had been beaten by Joe Joyce on 24th September 2022 by knockout in the 11th round in their WBO Interim World Heavyweight championship fight at AO Arena, Manchester.

Joseph Parker Stats
AgeDate Of BirthNationalityHeightReachStanceWeight Division
32January 09, 1992New Zealand193 cm193 cmorthodoxHeavyweight (200+ lb)
Joseph Parker Record
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Joseph Parker Recent Contests
2023-12-23Deontay WilderWon (UD 12)Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2023-10-28Simon KeanWon (KO 3)Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2023-05-24Faiga OpeluWon (TKO 1)Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, Australia
2023-01-21Jack MasseyWon (UD 10) watch replay Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom
2022-09-24Joe JoyceLost (KO 11) watch replay AO Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom
2021-12-18Derek ChisoraWon (UD 12) watch replay Manchester Arena, Lancashire, United Kingdom
2021-05-01Derek ChisoraWon (SD 12)Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom
2021-02-27Junior FaWon (UD 12)Spark Arena, Auckland, New Zealand
2020-02-29Shawndell Terell WintersWon (TKO 5) watch replay The Ford Center at The Star, Texas, United States
2019-06-29Alex LeapaiWon (TKO 10) watch replay Dunkin Donuts Center, Rhode Island, United States
2018-12-15Alexander FloresWon (KO 3)Horncastle Arena, Christchurch, New Zealand
2018-07-28Dillian WhyteLost (UD 12)The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom
2018-03-31Anthony JoshuaLost (UD 12)Principality Stadium, Cardiff, United Kingdom
2017-09-23Hughie FuryWon (MD 12)Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom
2017-05-06Razvan CojanuWon (UD 12)Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau City, New Zealand
2016-12-10Andy Ruiz JrWon (MD 12)Auckland, New Zealand
2016-10-01Alexander DimitrenkoWon (KO 3)Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau City, New Zealand
2016-07-21Solomon HaumonoWon (TKO 4)Horncastle Arena, Christchurch, New Zealand
2016-05-21Carlos TakamWon (UD 12)Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau City, New Zealand
2016-01-23Jason BergmanWon (TKO 8) Faleata Sports Complex, Apia, Samoa
2015-12-05Daniel MartzWon (TKO 1)Claudelands Arena, Hamilton, New Zealand
2015-10-15Kali MeehanWon (TKO 3)The Trusts Arena, Auckland, New Zealand

Joseph Parker's next fight

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Friday, Mar 08 2024

When is Joseph Parker's Next Fight?

Joseph Parker is to face Zhilei Zhang next on Friday 8th March 2024. The fight will take place at Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The card will be shown by DAZN PPV UK in the UK, and DAZN PPV in the United States.

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Friday, 8 March 2024

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Kingdom Arena, Riyadh

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Main event starts: 9pm (UTC)

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4 thoughts on “Joseph Parker

  • Joseph is going have to be more active, unless they are holding him back for some reason, but cannot think what it might be.there is just not a lot of fights at the moment, and what there are we see very little in New Zealand. Would just like to see Joseph getting a chance to see where he is at the moment ,as it must be hard to work out where he sits in the rankings when he is sitting on hi arse.

  • Ok, why did list him first? He fought nobody, Joshua and wilder are the cream of the heavyweights. If I am wrong, wilder’s attempt to fight Ortiz shows he’s no ducker.

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