Joseph Parker is a New Zealand professional boxer. Here is everything you need to know about Joseph Parker, including his net worth, personal life and more
Parker held the WBO heavyweight title from 2016 to 2018. Let us look at Joseph Parker’s net worth, career, records, and much more.
Joseph Parker Facts
|South Auckland, New Zealand
|Net Worth (2022)
|$ 5 million
|Date of Birth
|9 January 1992
Joseph Parker’s Net Worth and Salary
Joseph Parker has a net worth of approximately $5 million as per Celebrity Networth. Most of his income comes from endorsement deals and Boxing salary, contracts and more.
Joseph Parker Career
Joseph Dennis Parker is a New Zealand professional boxer. He has an orthodox stance and an incredible reach. He has held the WBO heavyweight title for three years. During his reign as WBO champion, he reached a peak active heavyweight ranking of a third by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board.
Parker succeeded during his 66-fight amateur career, becoming a two-time New Zealand amateur heavyweight champion in 2010 and 2011, winning several amateur tournaments and scoring some notable wins on the international circuit.
He started boxing internationally at sixteen years of age. His first international tournament was at the Commonwealth Boxing Championships in 2010 where he won silver. Parker’s first major event was the AIBA Youth World Championships in Azerbaijan.
He was the sole representative of his country in the quarterfinals after he beat Turkey’s Yusuf Açik to face the Pan-American champion Yuniel Castro Chavez from Cuba. Parker then travelled to Singapore, to compete at the Youth Olympics. He won silver after defeating Jozsef Zsigmond in the semifinals.
Parker made his professional debut at SkyCity’s Convention Centre in Auckland. Dean Garmonsway was chosen as Parker’s first opponent. At the time, Parker was considered New Zealand’s most promising boxer since David Tua.
After scoring several consecutive victories in New Zealand and the US, Parker agreed to fight Francois Botha. He defeated Botha in June 2013 by a second-round knockout over the former four-time world heavyweight contender.
Parker started in 2014 after he defeated Marcelo Luiz Nascimento after a flurry of blows in the seventh round saw referee Brad Vocale stop the fight, although Nascimento protested the decision. He went on to win the Pan Asian Boxing Association.
In his next bout, he defeated 39-year-old defending WBO Oriental heavyweight champion Brian Mintovia’s seventh-round stoppage on 5 July 2014 in Auckland. Parker continued his winning form after he knocked out WBO Latino heavyweight champion Irineu Beato Costa Junior in December 2014, before doing the same to Jason Pettaway in March 2015.
Parker notched his 18th consecutive win with an eighth-round technical knockout of Jason Bergman in Samoa. Far from the one or two-round finishes of his more recent fights, Parker was made to work for his victory by a staunch and determined Bergman.
It was confirmed that Parker and Carlos Takam would fight on 21 May 2016 in an IBF heavyweight eliminator. The fight occurred 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.
He also previously held the WBO Oriental heavyweight championship, as well as African, Oceania, PABA, and OPBF titles. The Auckland native has a strong record, having won 32 professional fights and losing only two of them. This demonstrates his hard work and passion for the sport.
Joseph received the New Zealand Pacific Island Sports Emerging Talent Award in 2011. In 2015, he was named World Boxing Organization Oriental Heavyweight Fighter of the Year, including the 2017 Counties Manukau Sporting Excellence Sportsperson of the Year.
Joseph Parker’s Family and Personal Life
Joseph Parker was born on 9 January 1992 in South Auckland, New Zealand to his father Dempsey and his mother Sala Parker. His father Dempsey was named after world heavyweight champion American boxer Jack Dempsey. Parker is the middle child; he has one older sister, Elizabeth, and a younger brother, John, who is currently a professional boxer.
Both of his parents migrated to New Zealand from Samoa in the early 1980s. 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.
Joseph has been in a relationship for a long-time with his girlfriend Laine Tavita. There is no information about when they got married.
However, in early October 2016, Parker’s partner Laine Tavita said that she was expecting Parker’s child. The couple has four daughters with one being born recently.
FAQs about Joseph Parker
|(Q) What is Joseph Parker’s net worth?
|Joseph Parker has a net worth of approximately $5 million
|(Q) How old is Joseph Parker?
|Joseph Parker is 31 years old
|(Q) When did Joseph Parker make his Boxing debut?
|Joseph Parker made his boxing debut in 2012.
|(Q) Who is Joseph Parker married to?
|Joseph Parker is married to Laine Tavita
|(Q) Does Joseph Parker have any children?
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