Parker vs Leapai Info
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 took place over rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Parker vs Leapai stats
Joseph Parker stepped into the ring with a record of 25 wins, 2 loses and 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 28 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, who’s first professional fight was in 2004. He had fought 65 less professional rounds, 165 to Leapai's 230.
Joseph Parker went into the fight ranked number 6 by the WBC and 14 by the IBF in the heavyweight division.
Parker vs Leapai 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 won against 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 won against 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.
Leapai had lost to all of his last 4 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Manuel Charr on 22nd May 2015 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Luzhniki, Moscow, Russia.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Malik Scott on 31st October 2014 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Logan Metro Sports Centre, Crestmead, Australia.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Wladimir Klitschko on 26th April 2014 by technical knockout in the 5th round in their IBF World Heavyweight, WBO World Heavyweight and WBA Super World Heavyweight championship fight at Koenig Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, Germany.
Before that, he had been beaten by Wladimir Klitschko on 26th April 2014 by technical knockout in the 5th round in their WBA Super World Heavyweight, The Ring Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Koenig Pilsener Arena, Nordrhein-Westfalen.
What time did Parker vs Leapai start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 1:00 am UTC at Dunkin Donuts Center, Rhode Island, United States, which was 9:00 pm EST or 6:00 pm PST on the West Coast of America, or 2:00 am BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Parker vs Leapai?
The fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by Sky Sports Action.