Athlete in Focus: Joseph Parker

New Zealand’s rising star Joseph Parker has his eyes on Anthony Joshua’s unified heavy-weight title but does Joseph Parker have what it takes to take on British star Anthony Joshua in 2018? Sign up to our mailing list for first access to hospitality to the biggest boxing events of the year.

Currently the WBO heavyweight champion, Joseph Parker has had an incredible year in 2017 as he prepares for his biggest fights yet in 2018. Recently, Joseph Parker took on Hughie Fury at Manchester Arena for an action packed close fight that saw Parker came out on top.

Joseph Parker’s first fight was when he was just 10 years old, progressing through from amateur boxing. Joseph Parker made his professional debut at SkyCity Convention Centre against Dean Garmonsway. Parker quickly became one of New Zealand’s most promising boxing talents, sparring with none other than Wladimir Klitschko.

Joseph Parker secured his WBO heavy weight champion title when he stepped into the ring to fight Andy Ruiz for the belt. Joseph Parker’s WBO belt mandatory challenger would have been David Haye, but David Haye chose to fight Tony Bellew. Which was when Joseph Parker faced Hughie Fury instead.

Currently Joseph Parker is undefeated, having won twenty-four fights, eighteen by knockout.  Since his victory over Hughie Fury, heavyweight fighters Tony Bellew, Dillian Whyte volunteered to face him next.

Parker has also caught the attention of British unified heavy-weight champion Anthony Joshua who sees him a strong opposition. And with Joseph Parker’s WBO title, Anthony Joshua will be eager to fight him and pursue his dream of having all the titles, that also means a fight with WBC title holder Deontay Wilder.

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