Joseph Parker vs Bowie Tupou

Sat 1 August 2015

ILT Stadium Southland, Invercargill

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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.

The Lineup


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


Bowie Tupou

Height: 6’2” / 192 cm
Rankings: WBA #10
Titles: WBO African Heavyweight title


Welterweight - 10 x 3 minute rounds

Jeff Horn [w]

Height: 175cm
Rankings: WBO #10, WBA #15
Titles: Australian Welterweight Champion


Viktor Plotnykov

Height: 178cm
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


Joseph Parker

NZ Heavyweight Champion

Bowie Tupou

Bowie Tupou


Jeff Horn

Brown Buttabean

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