Joseph Parker vs Carlos Takam

Sat 21 May 2016

Vodafone Events Centre, Auckland

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The Burger King Road To the Title

Kiwi boxing sensation Joseph Parker secured a guaranteed world title shot in the richest boxing event ever in NZ, surpassing the David Tua versus Shane Cameron event in 2009.

Parker's “Road to the Title” returned to where it all began, in South Auckland where he grew up as a young boy, where his army of Parker fight fans rallied behind him in a gruelling encounter.

Parker defeated Cameroon-born Frenchman Carlos Takam, a fighter with highly regarded international experience in a unanimous points over twelve closely contested rounds.

The win for Parker will now see him as the mandatory contender for a IBF World Title bout.

The Lineup

Main Event

IBF Heavyweight Title Eliminator, 12 x 3 minute rounds

Joseph Parker (NZ)

Age: 24
Record: 8 (KO 14) - 0
Height: 6’4” / 193cm
Rankings: IBF #6, WBO #1, WBC #6, WBA #11


Carlos Takam (FRA)

Age: 35
Record: 33 (KO 25) - 2 - 1
Height: 6’2.5” / 189cm
Rankings: IBF #5, WBO #6, WBC #4

Main Undercard

Jordan Tai (AKL) [w] v Joe Blackbourn (WGTN)

Undercard Fights

Brown Buttabean (AKL) v Conrad Lam (AKL) [w]

Nik Charalampous (AKL) [w] v Joseph Kwadjo (FIJI)

Bowyn Morgan (CHCH) [w] v Ben Kite (QLD)

Alapati A'asa (SAMOA) v Daniel Tai (AKL) [w]


Joseph Parker
IBF 6 Heavyweight


Carlos Takam
IBF #5 Heavyweight


Brown Buttabean
Heavyweight | Auckland NZ

Bowyn Morgan
Welterweight | Christchurch

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