Joseph Parker vs Jason Pettaway
New Zealand Heavyweight Champion, Joseph Parker kicked off his year back on home soil, taking on American challenger Jason Pettaway, at the Vodafone Events Centre, Auckland on March 5th.
Jason Pettaway was on a 6-fight winning streak before it all came to an abrupt end at the hands of Joseph Parker. Pettaways record of 17-1 did not take long to adjust to 17-2 as he visited the canvas at Vodaphone Events Centre.
Pettaway proved yet another small speedbump in Josephs road to a title shot in what can only be described as an exciting new Heavyweight division.
HEADLINE FIGHT - JOSEPH PARKER VS JASON PETTAWAY
Heavyweight - 10 x 3 minute rounds
Height: 6’4” / 192 cm
Rankings: NZ Heavyweight Champion, WBO #9, WBA #10
Titles: WABA-PABA Interim & WBO Oriental heavyweight titles
Hopes to enter the World top 5 in 2015
Has been sought out as a sparring partner by Wladimir Klitschko
Jason "The Technician" Pettaway
Height: 6’3" / 190 cm
Has had over 100 amateur fights before turning pro
Has power in both hands and is a threatening counter puncher
On a winning streak having won his last five fights
Izu Ugonoh [w] vs Thomas Peto
Bowyn Morgan [w] vs Ivana Siau
Joe Blackbourne vs Friday Nwaiwu [draw]
Brown Buttabean [w] vs Finau Maka
Round World Champion
Ex-Tongan Rugby Captain