BIG CONGRATULATIONS to Joseph Parker who last night won the New Zealand Pacific Sportsman of the year for 2013. Huge accomplishment for the young 21 year old.
Parker-Barry boxer-trainer bond close as it gets
In just five months the Joseph Parker-Kevin Barry bond has developed to the point where it is as close as you will find in most coach-player sporting relationships.At the start of this year the two hadn't met, but they now regard each other as family. They want to head side by side to a world title shot in the next five years ....Read More....
Boxing: Parker wins brutal fight by knockout
Joseph Parker continued his education in the sweet science with a second-round knockout victory over Afa Tatupu, claiming the New Zealand National Federation Boxing Federation heavyweight title in the process.It was a short, but extremely brutal fight at Auckland's Trusts Arena _ one of the most bruising of Parker's short professional career. Parker was hindered at the start of the second round with a big cut over his left eye caused by an accidental head butt which could have been extremely serious if the fight hadn't quickly finished soon after the bell.
The 21-year-old finished it with 1 minute 55 seconds remaining in the second round, catching Tatupu with a straight right hand which sent his opponent into the corner before a flurry of punches sent him straight on to his back. Read More..
Joseph Parker: It's my time
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Team Parker after Joseph tko 7 of Marcelo Nascimento to win the interim Pan Asian Boxing Assoc. Heavyweight Title
CONGRATULATIONS Joseph Parker on winning the interim P.A.B.A. heavyweight title
Boxing: Parker beats Minto with TKO
Joseph Parker's power and speed was too much for Brian Minto tonight, the American quitting on his stool after the seventh round for an impressive TKO victory for the South Aucklander. Minto was felled in that seventh round by Parker, the second time legitimately with 25 seconds remaining when he caught him with a right hand to the head. Earlier Parker had pushed him to the floor, an act which earned a warning from referee Brad Vocale. However, the American was in no doubt as to who had the upper hand in the fight, saying afterwards he refused to get hurt for the sake of it. Parker showed a powerful jab, in particular, as he fought against the smaller Minto at the Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau. This was a world away from his brawling victory over Afa Tatupu, the last time he fought in New Zealand. This time he was precise, disciplined, and very fast. Importantly, he remained cut free after cutting badly above his left eye against Tatupu....Read More