Joseph Parker is coming off a win for the interim PABA heavyweight title and will get his first shot at defending it on July 5 as he will face Brian Minto, the current champion of the WBO Oriental heavyweight title, for the interim PABA heavyweight and WBO Oriental heavyweight titles at Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau City, New Zealand. Joseph Parker opened as a -350 chalk with Brian Minto as a +270 dog with the Boxing odds.
The 22 year old Joseph Parker is a native of New Zealand where he still resides. He is the 2nd ranked heavyweight in New Zealand and is ranked 70th in the world. Parker has a career record of 8 wins and 0 losses with 0 draws. Out of Parker's 8 wins a total of 7 have come by knockout. Parker is coming off a technical knockout win over Marcelo Luiz Nascimento in the 7th round of a scheduled 10 round bout that took place on April 26, 2014 in Germany for the interim PABA heavyweight title. Prior to that Parker scored a technical knockout win over Afa Tatupu in the 2nd round of a scheduled 10 round bout that took place on October 10, 2013 and was for the New Zealand National Boxing Federation heavyweight title.
Brian "The Beast" Minto
The 39 year old Brian "The Beast" Minto is a native of Butler, PA, USA where he still resides. He has a career record of 39 wins, 7 losses, and 0 draws. Out of Minto's 39 wins a total of 25 have come by knockout. Minto has suffered 3 knockouts out of his 7 career losses. He is the 14th ranked heavyweight in the United States and is ranked 37th in the world. Minto is coming off a RTD win over Shane Cameron in the 7th round of a scheduled 12 round bout that took place on December 14, 2013 in New Zealand for the vacant WBO Oriental heavyweight title.
Joseph Parker looks like one of the top up and coming fighters in the game and we'll call for Parker here!
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