Joseph Parker vs Sherman Williams
Thu 16 October 2014
The Trusts Arena, Auckland
New Zealand Heavyweight Champion, Joseph Parker, took on one of the division’s toughest fighters, Sherman ‘The Tank’ Williams - a man who had knocked out more than half of the 36 opponents he’s beaten.
Sherman ‘The Tank’ Williams possesses a chin as good as David Tua having only been stopped once in 52 fights in a 17 year professional career. The bout went the distance, Parkers superior handspeed proofing too strong for 'The Tank'.
This sensational fight night also featured the infamous Brown Buttabean who recently defeated Lopini “MVP Horse’ Vatuvei, brother to Warriors star player, Manu Vatuvei and the man with the granite-like jaw, light heavyweight Nik ‘The Greek’ Charalampous.
The Line Up
Heavyweight - 10 x 3 minute rounds
JOSEPH PARKER [w]
Height: 6’4” / 192 cm
Rankings: New Zealand Heavyweight Champion
Fresh from a win on the undercard of the World Championship Title
Looking for a World Heavyweight Title shot within next 2 years
SHERMAN 'THE TANK' WILLIAMS
Height: 5’11” / 180 cm
Residence: Freeport, Bahamas
Fought Evander Holyfield in 2011, was ruled no contest following a cut to Holyfield’s eye which he was unable to see out of.
Brown Buttabean [w] vs John "Huggie Bear" Lomu
Sam Rapira (Taranaki) vs Reece Papuni (CHCH) [w]
Joe Blackbourn (WGTN) [w] vs Mike Junior Kap (NZ)
Nik Charalampous (AKL) [w] vs Andy Robinson (Waikato)
Izu Ugonoh (POL) [w] vs Junior Iakopo (AKL)
NZ Heavyweight Champion
3 Round World Champion
Brother of Jonah Lomu
Heavyweight | Poland