The official weigh-in took place for the heavyweight clash being staged on Saturday night between heavyweight prospect Joseph Parker (8-0, 7KOs) and tested veteran Brian Minto (39-7, 25KOs). The fight takes place at the Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau City, New Zealand. The interim-PABA and WBO Oriental titles will be at stake. The fight is scheduled for twelve rounds, but none of Parker's opponents have been able to last more than seven. In his last fight, Minto upset New Zealand favorite Shane Cameron with a seventh round TKO.
Paker slimmed down a bit to 226.1-pounds, and Minto was nearly 13-pounds lighter.