8 Jan 2014

Three men in Samoa charged with assaulting NZ boxer

7:05 pm on 8 January 2014

Three men in Samoa face charges for assaulting a professional New Zealand boxer, Joseph Parker.

The police allege the heavyweight boxer was assaulted in a club in Apia during the festive season.

The police say three men will appear in court next week.

The motive behind the attack is unknown.

Mr Parker was visiting family and spent time during Christmas and New Year holidays.