Joseph Parker vs Bowie Tupou
Sat 1 August 2015
ILT Stadium Southland, Invercargill
Las Vegas dazzle hit Invercargill for the biggest corporate event in Southland for 2016.
The highest ranked heavyweight fight ever stage in New Zealand with three title belts up for grabs when Kiwi Joseph Parker faced Aussie world number 13 Bowie Tupou over 12 rounds.
Parker proved too powerful for Tupou, his KO win setting Parker up for a world top 5 heavyweight ranking.
Also on the card is lightning fast welterweight thrill merchant Jeff Horn defeated world no. 11 Ukrainian Viktor Plotnikov in another truly world class bout.
Heavyweight - 12 x 3 minute rounds
Joseph Parker [w]
Height: 6’4” / 193 cm
Rankings: WBO #8, WBA #10
Titles: WABA-PABA and WBO Oriental Heavyweight titles
Height: 6’2” / 192 cm
Rankings: WBA #10
Titles: WBO African Heavyweight title
Welterweight - 10 x 3 minute rounds
Rankings: WBO #10, WBA #15
Titles: Australian Welterweight Champion
Rankings: WBO #12, IBF #10
Titles: IBF Inter-Continental Welterweight title
Brown Buttabean vs Kaleni Taetuil [w]
Bowyn Morgan [w] vs Nuka Gemmell
Jai Opetaia [w] vs Isileli Fa
Izu Ugonoh [w] vs Will Quarrie
Tom Heads [w] vs Robert Dean
Aroha Solomon vs Shelley Robinson
NZ Heavyweight Champion