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Joseph Parker will be aiming to add to his impressive career record when he takes on Joe Joyce in a highly-anticipated heavyweight clash live on BT Sport Box Office.
The 30-year-old held the WBO heavyweight title from 2016 until 2018, when he suffered his first ever loss against Anthony Joshua.
That was followed by defeat to Dillian Whyte shortly after, concluding the most difficult spell of Parker’s career.
But he has excelled since then, fulfilling the potential he had shown up until his clash with Joshua.
The New Zealander was a star at regional level early in his career, and became the first ever heavyweight boxer from his country to win a major world championship when he beat Andy Ruiz Jr for the WBO heavyweight title.
Parker’s form leading into his fight with Joyce has been eye-catching, with high-profile wins over Derek Chisora last year, as well as victories against Junior Fa, Shawndell Winters and Alex Leapai.
Now seemingly ready to make another push for the top prize, all eyes will be on Parker ahead of his fight with Joyce in Manchester.
Joseph Parker: Record
Parker’s record stands at 30 wins and 2 losses.
He made his professional debut with a TKO win inside two minutes against Dean Garmonsway in New Zealand, following that up with a further three knockout victories in his home country.
In 2016, Parker made his mark on the big stage with victory over Ruiz Jr in Auckland to take the heavyweight title.
After dominating in Oceania, Parker’s first fight in England came against Tyson Fury’s cousin Hughie Fury in 2017, which he won to take his record to 24-0.
Then came the two defeats to Joshua and Whyte, but they were followed by a run of six successive wins heading into the Joyce bout.
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Joseph Parker: Knockouts
When Parker wins, he often does so emphatically.
A total of 21 of his 30 victories have come as a result of knockouts, although a significant percentage of them came earlier in his career against lesser known opponents.
More recently, and in the big wins over Ruiz Jr and Chisora, he has won by decision.
Joseph Parker: Height
The 30-year-old is listed at 6’4”.
Joseph Parker: Reach
Parker is said to have a 76” reach.
Joseph Parker: Weight
Parker typically weighs in around the 246lb mark.
Joseph Parker: Next fight
Parker will face Joe Joyce on September 24, live on BT Sport Box Office.
With the future of the heavyweight division facing a crucial few months, both Joyce and Parker will be competing for a victory that would ensure they are next in line for a crack at a world title.