Joseph Parker has been world heavyweight champion in the past, while Joyce is still looking to earn that status for the very first time.
Joseph Parker : Age | Prediction | Record | Net worth
Parker was born in South Auckland on 9 January 1992, to Dempsey and Sala Parker. His father Dempsey was named after world heavyweight champion American boxer Jack Dempsey.
Parker grew up in the large suburb of Mangere in Auckland, and attended Marcellin College in the suburb of Hillsborough.
At the age of three, he enjoyed jabbing into his father’s palms and while he was still a young boy Dempsey gave him boxing gloves and a punching bag.
When he was ten years old, he joined the Papatoetoe Boxing Club to pursue and learn more about the sport. He was trained by Grant Arkell and former boxer Manny Santos.
When Parker was growing up, he admired David Tua and Maselino Masoe who were from the same area as him.
Parker is the middle child; he has one older sister, Elizabeth, and a younger brother, John, who is currently a professional boxer.
He is of predominantly Samoan descent, with his ancestry roots going back to the Faleula Village on the main island of Upolu where his mother hails from.
Both of his parents migrated to New Zealand from Samoa in the early 1980s. Parker also comes from a religious family, belonging to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Joseph Dennis Parker, OM (born 9 January 1992) is a New Zealand professional boxer. He held the WBO heavyweight title from 2016 to 2018.
|Real name||Joseph Dennis Parker|
|Height||1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|Reach||193 cm (76 in)|
|Born||9 January 1992
South Auckland, New Zealand
At regional level, he has held multiple 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.
Joseph Parker Prediction
This is a battle between motivated heavyweights.
During his six-fight win streak, Parker has won three fights via knockout (his last one in 2020). Before the knockout win of Alexander Flores in 2018, Parker last won via knockout in 2016.
Meanwhile, Joyce is a man on a mission. Dating back to his debut, Joyce has won 13 of his 14 fights via some form of knockout.
Looking further into the stats, Parker has a 0+ +/- rating. He connects on 27.8% of his shots while his opponent lands the same, balancing everything out.
Joseph Parker Prediction averages the fewest power punches thrown per round with 21.1. He does have a total connect percentage of 43.4%, tied for 15th among active fighters.
Parker has a jab percentage of 52.7% (averaging 23.5 of 44.6). In his last fight and second bout against Derek Chisora, Parker connected on the jab 24 times, which added to his 144 total punches.
However, Joyce can be a jab machine. Against Daniel Dubois, he landed 125 shots, with 98 jabs. Against Iago Kiladze, Joyce landed 50 jabs out of 109 punches.
Opponents land 33% of their power punches against Parker. Joyce can switch it up between jabs and power shots to halt an opponent in their tracks. That makes him dangerous.
Parker can win if he uses his swift feet to slide past Joyce. It could be a calculated battle, and Parker knows a thing or two about strategy. Tiring out Joyce early and avoiding his jabs will be the key. Parker’s path back to the promised land is within reach, he can almost taste it.
Joseph Parker Record
Parker made his professional debut SkyCity’s Convention Centre in Auckland. Dean Garmonsway was chosen as Parker’s first opponent.
A Hamilton physical education school teacher and former Waikato Rugby league representative, Garmonsway had only three professional boxing bouts, amounting to two wins and one loss.
|Wins by KO||21|
The bout featured on the undercard of Godfather of All Fight Nights, Shane Cameron vs. Monte Barrett title eliminator.
At the time, Parker was considered New Zealand’s most promising boxer since David Tua.
Parker defeated Garmonsway by technical knockout midway through the second round.
After scoring a number of consecutive victories in New Zealand and the US, Parker agreed to fight Francois Botha.
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.
He defeated Botha in June 2013 by a second-round knockout over the former four-time world heavyweight contender.
Joseph Parker is a New Zealand professional boxer with a net worth of $5 million.
|Full Name||Joseph Dennis Parker|
|Height||1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|Birthplace||South Auckland, New Zealand|
|Net Worth||$5 million|
He has reportedly earned around $20 million throughout his professional boxing career.
The boxer earns $1 million on average as a guaranteed payment from each fight.
His biggest earnings came from the fight against Anthony Joshua in 2018, where he earned over $10 million.