8 Dec 2014

Parker should rise up rankings

8:32 am on 8 December 2014

The New Zealand heavyweight boxer Joseph Parker can expect to rise up the professional rankings following his knockout win over Brazilian Irineu Beato Costa jnr in Hamilton at the weekend.

Joseph Parker knocks out Irineu Beato Costa Junior in Hamilton

Joseph Parker knocks out Irineu Beato Costa Junior in Hamilton Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Parker won his 12th straight professional bout with a fourth-round knockout of the Brazilian number one.

Parker's victory was emphatic, the Aucklander dominating his heavier and more experienced opponent from the start, winning all three rounds before landing the impressive knockout blow.

Parker is currently ranked 11th by the WBA and 14th by the WBO.

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