Whyte stated he would take another fight before the end of 2018 and ready for Anthony Joshua in April 2019, "I would like to fight Joshua again if he wants it. [59] Arum told ESPN.com that he was in talks with the WBO about making it for the vacant title. This included rabbit punches, head-butting, holding and hitting and pushing Parker over the ropes. But before Fury vacated, Duco Events promoter Dean Lonergan announced in early October he had been negotiating an alternative WBO title fight against Andy Ruiz, suggesting he had a chance of reaching a deal with Bob Arum. The challenger offered very little on offense but displayed some impressive mettle in soldiering through a number of Parker onslaughts, the champion tenderising the body relentlessly in what proved to be the ideal workout against his first southpaw opponent. Parker was in favour of a rematch in the future; however, on 29 December David Higgins from Duco ruled it out. In 1902, in the year of Joseph Quanah Parker's passing, the Bureau of the Census was established. The fight was called off 1 minute and 36 seconds into round three.[54]. The old saying is the right hand could take you around the block, but a good jab will take you around the world. Joseph Dennis Parker, OM (born 9 January 1992), is a New Zealand professional boxer of Samoan heritage. [112][113] Compubox Punch stats showed that Joshua landed 139 of 383 punches thrown (36.3%) and Parker landed 101 of his 492 thrown (20.5%). [97] Parker stated he was willing to drop to 35% of the net profit. In the final he was opposed by Ospanov Doszham from Kazakhstan. [7] When he was ten years old, he joined the Papatoetoe Boxing Club to pursue and learn more about the sport. Weight: 108.9kg. [105][106] In an official press release on 5 February, Showtime announced they would televise the fight live in the United States. More details available. [85][86][87][88], Promoter Mick Hennessy, as with the rest of the Fury camp, was disgusted with the wide scorecards, "This is corruption at its highest level in boxing. [30] Parker defeated Garmonsway by technical knockout midway through the second round. It started off with Higgins approaching Fury, unhappy with the appointment of British referee O'Connor for the fight. [114], The fight was shown live in the USA on Showtime in the afternoon. Joshua weighed 242.2 pounds, his lightest since 2014 when he fought Michael Sprott. [55] The belt was vacated by Tyson Fury, who was battling depression and drug issues and had not fought since November 2015 after defeating Wladimir Klitschko for the WBA, IBF, and WBO titles. Reach: 193cm. Whyte was originally being lined up to fight either Kubrat Pulev in an IBF eliminator or Luis Ortiz in a WBC eliminator. Parker continued his winning form after he knocked out WBO Latino heavyweight champion Irineu Beato Costa Junior in December 2014,[40] before doing the same to Jason Pettaway in March 2015. With going the distance, Joshua's 20 fight knockout streak came to an end. It was reported also that the fight would be shifted from Spark Arena, to the Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau. Joseph Parker 5. v Junior Fa - Unanimous decision win, February 2021 This was almost the exact opposite of what many are expecting of Parker's bout against Chisora. If the first knock down was ruled as a clash of heads, the decision would have been a split draw, officially making the judges scores 112–114, 114–112 and 113–113. Parker suffered a cut over his left eye after Joshua accidentally elbowed him. He was the youngest recipient of an award at the ceremony[159] The Prime Minister also announced the government of Samoa would host a special welcome for Parker, with a half day commission holiday. [58] With his sudden announcement that he would relinquish his various heavyweight world title belts due to his issues with various problems, it was unclear exactly how the WBO and WBA would go about filling the vacancies. The pair competed in the super-heavyweight final, Fa defeating Parker in a 8–4 decision. This did not prevent him from carrying on going forward trying to land big shots as Parker was wary of Whyte's power. Hennessy was hoping to have a crowd of at least 8,000 at the arena, which has a capacity of 21,000. Bellew, lashed out at Parker on social media, saying he could end Parker's reign as champion very quickly. Parker was not present to witness his daughter's birth, as he had been in a training camp with Kevin Barry in Las Vegas. Joshua's tape on his left glove kept coming loose and he was ordered to go back to his corner for a re-tape. Joseph Parker has been in a relationship with Laine Tavita for a long time now. He made it clear that the result would not be investigated or overturned. Both boxers showed great respect for each other throughout the bout. Botha was known to be capable of landing a quality punch or two and had the ability to send fighters to the canvas, though Parker was considered the favourite to win. [41] Parker had moved to 13–0 after beating Pettaway and Costa Junior, with both victories coming from knockouts in the fourth round. … So we’ll be back again." The fight would be Parker's first in his home country in over 18 months. The referee was breaking the action each time both boxers were on the inside, even when they were still throwing shots. Fury was paid £750,000 while Parker took home £1.1 million. Browne's promoter Matt Clark stated that Browne had signed the contract and was now waiting on Parker to sign the deal. [20] Parker then traveled to Singapore, to compete at the Youth Olympics. [123] It was revealed that before PPV revenue, both boxers would earn just over £1 million for the fight, with Whyte receiving slightly more, being the home fighter. [96] The next day, Higgins told Fairfax Media that he and Hearn were still talking around a deal that would benefit all parties. Thank you all for the opportunity to fight in this big stadium. Joseph Parker is a Capricorn and was born in The Year of the Monkey Life. The fight went the 12 round distance, with two judges scoring the fight 118–110 in favour of Parker and the third judge had it 114–114, giving Parker the win via majority decision. Discussions and negotiations began after Fury was expected to be stripped of his WBO belt over inactivity and testing positive for cocaine. [152] Parker had four opponents in the super-heavyweight division, one being Fa. [11] Both his parents migrated to New Zealand from Samoa in the early 1980s. [10] Parker is the middle child; he has one older sister, Elizabeth, and a younger brother, John, who is currently a professional boxer. He is a New Zealand professional boxer of Samoan heritage. At the time, Parker was considered New Zealand's most promising boxer since David Tua. The 29-year-old is ranked inside the top 10 among world heavyweights, and a dominant win would launch him back into world title contention. [156] A baby shower was held prior to it being announced, which Parker attended before flying off to prepare for his world title bout. Joseph Parker’s age is 29. [67], Several issues occurred prior to the fight being announced. [76] WBC champion Deontay Wilder also called out Parker for a unification bout while Fury's cousin Tyson, the troubled former champion, said he'd be willing to jump in the ring. [110][111], After the fight, Joshua explained his game plan for the fight, "My strategy in there was kind of stick behind the jab. The Sky Sports team, which included Matthew Macklin, David Haye, Johnny Nelson and Tony Bellew, were criticized for their views. Ruiz started off the better boxer and was the main aggressor throughout the fight. [121][122] Three days before the fight, it was confirmed a sell-out. Dean Garmonsway was chosen as Parker's first opponent. A replay was shown later in the evening which saw an increase. Joseph Parker age and height He was born on 9 January in 1992. [48] The fight took place with Parker winning a unanimous decision after twelve rounds, in front of a vocal home crowd at South Auckland's Vodafone Events Centre in New Zealand. [84], Parker retained his world title on fight night. [4] As of December 2020, he is ranked as the world's eighth best active heavyweight by The Ring magazine. I thought it was hard, right?" Popularity. [56] Although the WBO president Francisco Varcarcel said his preference was to set up a four-man box-off for the vacant title involving the four leading available contenders for their belt but it had gone down the route of their own rules book which gave number one ranked Parker the first rights to challenge. They traded punches in a closely matched bout that saw the scores remain within one point of each other for most of the match. A contract was signed by both parties and would take place at Manchester Arena. Parker said it was a dream come true. The then 18-year-old beat Canadian Didier Bence 14:7 in a fiery contest, charging home late in the third and final round when it appeared the fight was slipping away. As an amateur he represented New Zealand at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in the super-heavyweight division, and narrowly missed qualification for the 2012 Summer Olympics. The winner would be required to fight for the world title against the reigning champion, Anthony Joshua of Britain. We feel anything less is disrespectful or a disgrace. [100] According to Hearn on 11 December, a deal was very close to being announced with the Principality Stadium in Cardiff a frontrunner to host the fight. He was looked after by the Australian National Team Management as his coach Grant Arkell could not afford to accompany him. [161] During early July, he revealed he had a second daughter, Shiloh Jasmine Parker, on his social platforms to his partner Laine. The opening six rounds saw Fury flicking his jab into thin air, which caused Parker to think twice before going on the attack. [15] He followed up with a second placing at the New Zealand Elite National Championships, losing to rival Junior Fa. Loau said informing him that he has been chosen to be bestowed the title La'auli is a sign of respect. Contrary to reports that the emerging star was bestowed a matai (chief) title, the village of Faleula revealed to him the name to bestow upon him the chiefly title of La'auli. [71] Two days later, Peter was granted a special VISA from 28 March to 10 May. The couple are not married yet but they may be in the future. [72] But it was eventually called off after Fury pulled out claiming an injury less than two weeks out from the event. The fight, on the undercard of Wladimir Klitschko's world heavyweight title defence against Australian Alex Leapai, was Parker's eighth as a professional. Profile for Joseph Parker Gamble, 65 years old, currently living in Lexington, KY with the phone number (703) 859-0429. Laine Tavita is an American personality and best known as the partner of Joseph Parker. The judges, however, gave Abdul Haqq the win by a majority decision of three of the five judges,[24] meaning that Parker missed earning a medal. The fight was tied at 7:7 after Parker landed a late punch to tie up the scores. He also said his experience dealing with Parker and his team has so far been a pleasure. [5], Joseph Parker was born in South Auckland on 9 January 1992, to Dempsey and Sala Parker. [26] After winning the semifinals against Jake Ageidu, he met Emile Gineste from Tahiti in the Final. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1904 Joseph Parker Gamble, Age 65 - … He began boxing when he was 11-years old and would make his professional debut on July 5, 2012 where he earned a TKO against Dean Garmonsway. [42] He maintained his unbeaten record, notching his fourteenth win and twelfth by knockout while retaining his two titles. Higgins spoke to Fairfax Media, saying the offer would need to be more reasonable, also taking into consideration the fight would take place in the UK. And that secured another championship belt. [92][93] It was later reported that Parker's team were looking at Browne as a potential match-up if they failed to land a unification fight with WBA, IBF and IBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (20-0, 20 KOs). [69][70] Months up to the fight, Fury's father and trainer Peter Fury was denied a VISA entry into New Zealand. This was the government department that was a boon to family historians - it, even now, is responsible for taking the census and provides demographic information and analyses about the population of the United States. Joseph Parker was declared the winner in his fight with Junior Fa, but the margin of that result has been questioned by boxing fans. Joseph Parker was born in Auckland, New Zealand on Thursday, January 9, 1992 (Millennials Generation). He held the WBO heavyweight title from 2016 to 2018. I know what is at stake. Credit to both Parker and Chisora for putting it all on the line.” Chisora vs Parker fight card. Prior to the fight being announced, Parker and his handlers twice avoided fighting Takam the previous year because of the risk involved. In his most recent fight, he won WBO Oriental heavyweight title … Nielsen Media Research., who released the figures do not have the facility to measure whether the same customers that watched the live showing tuned in for the replay. But Parker's ability to keep disciplined in a fight that involved trash talk, flying elbows, clinches and head holds got him the win comfortably. [146], On 26 October 2019, Joseph Parker was due to fight former WBC title challenger Derek Chisora, but pulled out due to a spider bite injury. [8] He was trained by Grant Arkell and former boxer Manny Santos. Heavyweight fighter who held the WBO heavyweight title from 2016 until 2018. [23] Parker then advanced to the quarterfinals, losing to Tariq Abdul Haqq. Junior Fa. [14] Having his first fight at the early age of twelve, Parker grew and progressed, winning the 2009 New Zealand Golden Gloves Tournament in Palmerston North. Whyte got to his feet and survived the remaining seconds of the fight. He won silver after defeating Jozsef Zsigmond in the semifinals. [116] A few weeks later, co-promoter Bob Arum was negotiating a deal for Parker to fight in Atlantic City, New Jersey on 18 August against Top Rank promoted Bryant Jennings (23-2, 13 KOs). The fight was marred by Italian referee Giuseppe Quartarone, who kept both boxers from fighting on the inside. This was said as praise, as Cojanu previously worked with Parker as a sparring partner. I am annoyed I slipped at the final hurdle in the last round. The reason behind this being Ustinov defeating and retiring David Tua in New Zealand in 2013. 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