Parker vs Flores Info
Joseph Parker beat Alexander Flores by knockout in the 3rd round on Saturday 15th December 2018 at Horncastle Arena in Christchurch.
The fight took place over rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Parker vs Flores stats
Joseph Parker stepped into the ring with a record of 24 wins, 2 loses and draws, 18 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Alexander Flores made his way to the ring with a record of 17 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, with 15 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Flores had advantage in power over Parker, with a 88% knock out percentage over Parker's 75%.
Joseph Parker was the younger man by 1 year, at 29 years old.
Both Joseph Parker & Alexander Flores fought out of an orthodox stance.
Parker was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 7 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 2 year and 3 months later than Flores, who’s first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 95 more professional rounds, 165 to Flores' 70.
Joseph Parker went into the fight ranked number 5 by the WBC in the heavyweight division.
Parker vs Flores form
Parker had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Alexander Flores on 15th December 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Horncastle Arena, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Previous to 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.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, he had defeated Hughie Fury on 23rd September 2017 by majority decision in their WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
He had beat Razvan Cojanu on 6th May 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau City, New Zealand.
Parker's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year 7 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 51 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.2 rounds on average.
What time did Parker vs Flores start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 am UTC at Horncastle Arena, Christchurch, New Zealand, which was 6:00 am EST or 3:00 am PST on the West Coast of America, or 11:00 am GMT in the UK.