Horn beats Pacquiao – Round by Round

Jeff Horn, Manny Pacquiao boxing image / photo

Suncorp Stadium Brisbane. PACQUAIO V HORN

Stadium is packed. Fight co-promoted by Bob Arum and Duco. Around 50,000 spectators in to watch what is being mooted as the biggest fight card in Australia’s history.


Danny Green defeats Anthony Mundine via controversial desicion

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Mundine V Green 2 Round by Round: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australian National anthem sung by Jessica Mauboy as the lead in to Anthony Mundine (47-8) V Danny Green (36-5) 2. First bout between the pugilistic enemies was won in a walk by Mundine in a boxing masterclass.

Anthem finishes, crowd lets out an excited roar of anticipation! Excitement is palpable. The figure of 30,000 in attendance has being mooted and it sure looks like a packed house. Mundine ring walk, painted Aboriginal warriors lead Mundine out in reflecting the pride in his indigenous heritage. The Adelaide crowd are expected to give Mundine a hard time because of comments he made about the historical subjugation of his people and they do exactly that.


Joseph Parker outpoints Andy Ruiz

Andy Ruiz, Joseph Parker boxing image / photo

JOSEPH PARKER V ANDY RUIZ ROUND BY ROUND: Vector Arena, Auckland New Zealand, packed house. Duco well done, the premiere promotions company in this part of the world has the place buzzing with expectation that their man Joseph Parker (22-0) can create history in becoming the first New Zealand born Heavyweight Champion of the world. Duco have have nurtured Joseph Parker, encompassed him a professional management team and aligned him with world class trainer Kevin Barry.

Parkers opponent for the WBO belt Andy Ruiz (29-0), Ruiz at 27 years of age four years older than Parker.


Results: Parker KOs Dimitrenko – Joshua next?

Joseph Parker (20-0–0) V Alexander Dimitrenko (40-38-2) round by round

Dimintrenko born in Crimea but domiciled in Germany is going to struggle to hear the spattering of his fans that have arrived at the Vodafone Events Centre to support him. Parker fighting a stones throw from his family home is supported accordingly, the place brimming with pro-Parker fans.


Parker V Takam a war! Round by round!

Carlos Takam, Joseph Parker boxing image / photo

Ringside, Vofafone, Vector Arena, Manukau, Auckland City. Pro Joseph Parker (18-0-0) crowd in unanimity. There maybe the odd Frenchman or Cameroonian out there supporting Carlos Takam (33-2-1) but not evident. A sea of Parker supporters from end to end. People out in droves to watch the home town hero, Parker having grown up a 10 minutes down the road.

Takam ring walk – he looks pumped both emotionally and physically. Compact man with a set of biceps like bowling balls.


Joshua new IBF Champ of the world!


Anthony Joshua 16-0-0 at the O2 Arena, London England has made short work of Charles Martin now 23-1-1 knocking him out in the second round of their IBF Heavyweight championship bout.

In the first round Joshua came out looking to be the aggressor and caught a cautious Martin with a number of right hands. Martin a southpaw replied in kind with a left hand down the chute but it was Joshua who was clearly the aggressor in moving forward trying to engage a wary Martin.


Parker annihilates Tupou!

Invercargill New Zealand, 7th ranked WBO heavyweight Joseph Parker (15-0-0) absolutely annihilated 13th ranked WBO heavyweight Bowie Tupou (25-4-0). Tupou came out of his corner looking to bull-rush Parker, swinging looping overhand punches from the cheap seats in trying to land a big shot early. Parker stayed calm, worked at establishing his jab and as Tupou come boring in again he timed a perfectly leveraged short right hand that landed on the crown of Tupou’s head, sending Tupou crashing face first to the canvass in about as devastating a knockout as you will see. Over at 1:06 of the first round.


Best Joseph Parker yet?

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Saturday 1st of August, Invercargill New Zealand, upcoming Kiwi-Samoan heavyweight Joseph Parker (14-0-0) ranked 7th by the WBO fights WBO 13th ranked Australian heavyweight Bowie Tupou (25-3-0) in what is the highest ranked boxing match ever held in the country.

Joseph Parker has turned up in New Zealand from his Las Vegas base in outstanding fettle, and while Parker has never turned up to a fight out of condition he has presented himself for this fight in the shape of his career. His muscularly defined physique leading fans to think they are about to see something special from the regions premiere big man.

On the face value of Parker’s physical appearance it would appear he and coach Kevin Barry have gone to a whole new level in their pre-fight preparations.


Preview: Joseph Parker V Yakup Saglam

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Palmerston North, New Zealand, Saturday 13th of June rising heavyweight Joseph Parker 13 -0-0, 11 KOs) takes on German based Turk Yakup Saglam (34-3-0, 31 KOs).

Saglam on his first visit to New Zealand has passed off some lofty proclamations, first been that he gave Wladimir Klitschko so much so heat in sparring sessions the champ couldn’t handle it. Going as far as to say he had the champ ‘scared’ and after only two days of what was meant to be a two week sparring assignment his services were dispensed with.


Parker vs Pettaway Round by Round

Joseph Parker boxing image / photo

Joseph Parker (12-0) takes on once beaten American Anthony Pettaway (17-1).

A good crowd has stepped out to see the hometown hero, and in this case it’s quite literally that. Parker is fighting 10 minutes away from where he grew up before shifting to Las Vegas to pursue his boxing career under the guidance of Kevin Barry.

An ensemble of sporting celebs and local fans are in attendance, including a guy that’s found fame for all the wrong reasons. Joseph Parker has given a front row seat ticket to a chap named Teina Pora. Pora did over two decades of jail time for a heinous crime he has being judiciously absolved of. A long time to serve for a crime you didn’t commit. Not boxing news but a nice touch by Parker and his team. Good stuff.