Rumble In Paradise, Joseph Parker vs Jason Bergman
A favourite son of Samoa, Joseph Parker took on a southpaw for the first time in his professional career in his parents motherland when he fought in Apia Samoa.
Bergman proved a tough opponent as the southpaw took Parker deep into the 8th round before finally stopped by the fast, heavy hands of Parker.
As a stepping stone in the 'Road to the Title' Bergman's resilience proved an important experience for things to come for Parker.
Joseph Parker (NZ)
Record: 17 (KO 15) - 0
Height: 6’4” / 193cm
Jason 'Ironman' Bergman (USA)
Record: 25 (KO 16) - 11 - 2
Height: 6’2” / 188cm
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Parker's first southpaw opponent