Jun 29 2019
Saturday

Dunkin Donuts Center, Rhode Island, United States

10 rounds contest @ Heavyweight
Alex Leapai
Leapai
Samoa flag
25-2-0
TKO 10
TKO 10
32-7-4

The tape

30
Age
42
6' 4" / 193 cm
Height
6' 0" / 183 cm
76" / 193 cm
Reach
74.8" / 190 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

KOUDUDMDUD
Form
KOTDTKOUDUD
25
Wins
32
19
By KO
26
76
KO%
81
2
Loses
7
0
Draws
4
2012
Debut
2004

Tape rankings @ Heavyweight

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The Ring
-
-
WBA
-
6
WBC
-
-
WBO
-
14
IBF
-

Joseph Parker vs Alex Leapai report

Who won Parker vs Leapai?

Joseph Parker beat Alex Leapai by technical knockout in the 10th round on Saturday 29th June 2019 at Dunkin Donuts Center in Rhode Island.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.

This fight appeared on the undercard of Demetrius Andrade beating Maciej Sulecki for the WBO World Middleweight championship. Also, on the undercard Kal Yafai beat Norbelto Jimenez for the WBA World Super Flyweight belt.

Parker vs Leapai stats

Joseph Parker stepped into the ring with a record of 25 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 19 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Alex Leapai made his way to the ring with a record of 32 wins, 7 loses and 4 draws, with 26 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggested Leapai had a slight advantage in power over Parker, with a 81% knock out percentage over Parker's 76%.

Joseph Parker was the younger man by 12 years, at 30 years old.

Parker had a height advantage of 4 inches over Leapai. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.

Both Joseph Parker & Alex Leapai fought out of an orthodox stance.

Parker was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 16 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 7 year and 11 months later than Leapai, whose first professional fight was in 2004. He had fought 29 less professional rounds, 201 to Leapai's 230.

Joseph Parker went into the fight ranked number 6 by the WBC and 14 by the IBF at heavyweight.

Parker vs Leapai form

Joseph Parker had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before 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.

Activity check

Parker's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 9 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.4 rounds on average.

Leapai's last 4 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 8 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 11 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 30 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.5 rounds on average.

What time did Parker vs Leapai start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM PST at Dunkin Donuts Center, Rhode Island, United States, which was around 2:00 AM BST in the UK.

Who broadcast Parker vs Leapai?

The fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by Sky Sports Action.

What were the odds on Parker vs Leapai?

Joseph Parker was a 1/25 (-2499) favourite going into the contest, while Alex Leapai made his way into the ring at 23/2 (+1150) with oddsmakers.

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