Joseph Dennis Parker, OM, is a New Zealand professional boxer of Samoan heritage. He held the WBO heavyweight title from 2016 to 2018, and previously multiple regional heavyweight championships including the WBO Oriental, Africa, and Oceania titles; as well as the PABA, OPBF, and New Zealand titles. 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. Parker turned professional in July 2012 with Duco Events in Auckland, under the tutelage of Sir Bob Jones. After defeating Andy Ruiz for the vacant WBO title, Parker became the first heavyweight boxer from either New Zealand or the Pacific Islands to win a major world championship. As of August 2019, he is ranked as the world's eighth best active heavyweight by The Ring magazine and ninth by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board.
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About Joseph Parker
Heavyweight fighter who held the WBO heavyweight title from 2016 until 2018. He has won previous championships, including WBO Oriental, PABA and OPBF.
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.
On October 10, 2013, he scored a knockout against Afa Tatupu to secure the NZNBF Heavyweight title.
He was born in South Auckland, New Zealand to Dempsey and Sala Parker. He and his partner Laine Tavita have two daughters together.
He competed at the 2012 Olympics, alongside noteworthy boxers such as Anthony Joshua.
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- Super-heavyweight boxers
- World heavyweight boxing champions
- New Zealand male boxers
- World Boxing Organization champions