Boasting a perfect 23 – 0 record (18 of them by way of KO) since making his professional debut in July 2012, Joseph Parker has become the WBO World Heavyweight Champion in just four and a half years. He's been hailed by the likes of former Heavyweight World Champion Evander Holyfield as the ‘new deal’.
Parker has long been tipped for stardom on the back of a stellar amateur career, which included a gold medal at the 2011 Arafura Games in Darwin, gold at the China Open and silver at the 2010 Commonwealth Championship.
In 2017, Parker’s journey continues, with the New Zealand born Samoan confirming that his career is only just beginning. He may have been crowned the WBO World Heavyweight Champion, however now it's time to defend his title!
Born: South Auckland, New Zealand
Fighting out of: Las Vegas, Nevada
Height: 6’4” / 193cm
Reach: 78” / 198cm
Trainer: Kevin Barry
Record: Won 23 (Wins by KO 18), Lost 0, Drawn 0
Titles: WBO World Heavyweight Champion
”Shoot, he's the real deal. I like to see people who know how to fight and he knows how to fight. After all the people I've seen, I've seen all the [recent] fights, and I think he looks better to me than anybody I've seen.”
- Evander Holyfield, Former Heavyweight World Champion