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Joseph Parker
Joseph Parker

Records

28-2-0

Form

UD 12
TKO 5
TKO 10
KO 3
UD 12

Stats

age
29
Height
6' 4" / 193 cm
Reach
76" / 193 cm
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

Wins
28
By KO
21
KO%
75%
Lost
2
Stopped
0
Draws
0
Debut
2012
Pro RDS
177

Ranking @ Heavyweight

ring
7
wbo
3
ibf
6
wbc
7
wba
-

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.

Joseph Parker profile

What is Joseph Parker's Record?

Joseph Parker's record currently stands at 28 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws. Of those 28 wins he's stopped 21 of his opponents, so his current knock-out ratio is 75%. Despite his 2 loses, he's never been stopped. He's boxed a total of 177 rounds, meaning his professional fights last 5.9 rounds on average.

What was Parker's last fight?

Joseph Parker's last fight took place against Junior Fa's on 27th Feb 2021, in Auckland, New Zealand. He won by unanimous decision after 12 rounds. That fight was 3 days ago.

How active is Joseph Parker?

Parker's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 2 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 8 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 10 months and 7 days.

How long has Parker been fighting?

Joseph Parker made his professional debut in July 2012, so he has been a pro for 8 years and 7 months.

How good is Joseph Parker?

Parker is currently ranked 7th by the The Ring, 3rd by the WBO, 6th by the IBF and 7th by the WBC 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, Dereck Chisora, David Haye and Bryant Jennings.

What will be Joseph Parker's Next Fight?

Joseph Parker's doesn't currently have a fight scheduled.

Some potential future fights for Parker include Deontay Wilder, Lucas Browne, Dereck Chisora, David Haye and Bryant Jennings.

How can I stream Joseph Parker's Fights?

In the UK you can usually stream Parker's fights on DAZN UK.

In the US you can usually stream Joseph Parker's fights via DAZN.

What are some recent Joseph Parker results?

Joseph Parker has stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he 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.

Previous to that, he had defeated Alex Leapai on 29th June 2019 by technical knockout in the 10th round at Dunkin Donuts Center, Rhode Island.

Going into that contest, he had beat Alexander Flores on 15th December 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Horncastle Arena, Christchurch, New Zealand.

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

He had lost to Anthony Joshua on 31st March 2018 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Principality Stadium, Cardiff.

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Joseph Parker's next fight

When is Joseph Parker's Next Fight?

Joseph Parker's doesn't currently have a fight scheduled.

Some potential future fights for Parker include Deontay Wilder, Lucas Browne, Dereck Chisora, David Haye and Bryant Jennings.

Joseph Parker streams

How can I stream Joseph Parker's Fights?

In the UK you can usually stream Parker's fights on DAZN UK.

In the US you can usually stream Joseph Parker's fights via DAZN.

Joseph Parker results

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