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Joseph Parker
Joseph Parker




SD 12
UD 12
TKO 10
KO 3


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

Full record


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 29 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws. Of those 29 wins he has stopped 21 of his opponents, so his current knock-out ratio is 72%. Despite his 2 loses, he has never been stopped. He's boxed a total of 189 rounds, meaning his professional fights last 6.1 rounds on average.

What was Parker's last fight?

Joseph Parker's last fight took place against Dereck Chisora's on 1st May 2021, in Manchester, United Kingdom. He won by split decision after 12 rounds. That fight was 7 months and 2 days ago.

How active is Joseph Parker?

Parker's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 18 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8.4 rounds on average.

Where is Joseph Parker From?

Parker was born in New Zealand.

How Old Is Joseph Parker?

The heavyweight is currently 29 years old. He was born on 9th January 1992, so he will turn 30 in 1 month and 6 days.

How long has Parker been fighting?

Joseph Parker made his professional debut in July 2012, so he has been a pro for 9 years and 4 months.

How good is Joseph Parker?

Parker is currently ranked 5th by the The Ring, 2nd by the WBO, 4th by the IBF, 4th by the WBC and 14th 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 Deontay Wilder, Lucas Browne, Alexander Ustinov, Unified Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury and Unified Heavyweight Champion Oleksandr Usyk.

What will be Joseph Parker's Next Fight?

Joseph Parker is to face Dereck Chisora next on Saturday 18th December 2021. The fight will take place at Manchester Arena, Lancashire, United Kingdom. The fight will be shown on DAZN Global in the UK, and DAZN in the United States.

How can I stream Joseph Parker's Fights?

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

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

What are some recent Joseph Parker results?

Parker has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight, he defeated Junior Fa on 27th February 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Spark Arena, Auckland, New Zealand.

Previous to that, he had defeated Shawndell Terell Winters on 29th February 2020 by technical knockout in the 5th round at The Ford Center at The Star, Texas, United States.

Going into that contest, he had beat Alex Leapai on 29th June 2019 by technical knockout in the 10th round at Dunkin Donuts Center, Rhode Island.

Before that, he had won against Alexander Flores on 15th December 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Horncastle Arena, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Hehad been beaten by Dillian Whyte on 28th July 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.

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Saturday, Dec 18 2021

When is Joseph Parker's Next Fight?

Joseph Parker is to face Dereck Chisora next on Saturday 18th December 2021. The fight will take place at Manchester Arena, Lancashire, United Kingdom. The fight will be shown on DAZN Global in the UK, and DAZN in the United States.

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Saturday, 18 December 2021

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Main event starts: 10pm est

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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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