Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau City, New Zealand
Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Parker vs Dimitrenko?
Joseph Parker beat Alexander Dimitrenko by knockout in the 3rd round on Saturday 1st October 2016 at Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau City.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Parker vs Dimitrenko stats
Joseph Parker stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 20 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 17 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Alexander Dimitrenko made his way to the ring with a record of 38 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 24 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Parker had a large advantage in power over Dimitrenko, boosting at 85% knock out percentage over Dimitrenko's 63%.
Joseph Parker was the younger man by 9 years, at 29 years old.
Dimitrenko had a height advantage of 3 inches over Parker. That also extended to a 7-inch reach advantage.
Both Joseph Parker & Alexander Dimitrenko fought out of an orthodox stance.
Parker was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 20 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 10 year and 6 months later than Dimitrenko, whose first professional fight was in 2001. He had fought 177 more professional rounds, 177 to Dimitrenko's 0.
Parker vs Dimitrenko form
Joseph Parker had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against 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 won against 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.
Parker's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.4 rounds on average.
Dimitrenko's last 4 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 10 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.3 rounds on average.
What time did Parker vs Dimitrenko start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 AM UTC at Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau City, New Zealand, which was 7:00 AM EST or 4:00 AM PST on the West Coast of America, or 12:00 PM BST in the UK.
What were the odds on Parker vs Dimitrenko?
Joseph Parker was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Alexander Dimitrenko made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.