8 Dec 2016

All eyes on NZ Samoan boxer as he fights for world title

From , 4:02 pm on 8 December 2016

Samoan boxer Joseph Parker will be the first New Zealand fighter to contend for the WBO world heavyweight boxing title this saturday.

In New Zealand's first ever hosting of the world heavyweight championship bout, Joseph Parker will fight Mexican Andy Ruiz for the title at Auckland's Vector Arena.

Twenty-seven year old Ruiz is unbeaten in 29 fights with 19 knockouts.

While the 24 year old Parker, has fought 21 times with 18 knockouts.

Indira Stewart went out to South Auckland.

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joseph parker Photo: AFP