Articles by author: Liam Napier(58 results)

Junior Fa Rising Up, Eyes Joseph Parker Grudge Match

Junior Fa knows it's probably two years in the making, but he's already confident enough to say Joseph Parker is the man he wants to fight. Fa and Parker have history, splitting their four amateur fig...Read More

Dimitrenko Confident of Beating Parker, Derailing Joshua Fight

A gentle giant outside the ring, Alexander Dimitrenko is promising to be more than another stepping stone for Joseph Parker. Dimitrenko, the 2.01m veteran who identifies with Russia and not Ukraine du...Read More

Parker To Have Two More Fights Before Anthony Joshua Clash

Before scaling the highest peaks of heavyweight boxing, Joseph Parker must first turn axeman and chop a giant Ukrainian down to size. As far as mountaineering goes Alexander Dimitrenko represents one ...Read More

Joseph Parker Not Looking Past Haumono To Anthony Joshua Shot

Try as he might, Joseph Parker can't avoid Anthony Joshua's imminent presence. It's an awkward position Parker finds himself in; being forced to wait for his mandatory shot at the English IBF champion...Read More

Joshua: Parker Ain't Beating Me! He Should Have KO'd Takam

At the start of a protracted build up to their anticipated title showdown, IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has ignited the war of words by firing barbs Joseph Parker's way. ...Read More

Carlos Takam Very Confident of Powering Past Joseph Parker

Carlos Takam prefers to do his talking in the ring but his physique alone speaks volumes of the step up in class that awaits Joseph Parker. Takam cut an imposing presence as he posed for the media in ...Read More

Joseph Parker Vows Statement, 'Beast Mode' Win Over Takam

Joseph Parker's heavyweight showdown with Carlos Takam could cost close to $2 million but promoters are confident of making a profit despite opting to stage the bout in a small arena....Read More

Lucas Browne's Manager on Facing Joseph Parker Down The Line

As usual, it all boils down to money. Cash is king in the boxing business. A fight between Joseph Parker and newly-crowned Australian heavyweight champion Lucas Browne makes sense on a number of le...Read More

Reece Papuni on The Hunt For a High WBA Rating

Reece Papuni doesn't intend to leave anything to chance when he challenges respected Australian boxer Trent Broadhurst, and chases a coveted top 15 ranking with the WBA, in Brisbane on June 19. Mos...Read More

Thomas Oosthuizen Decisions Berridge in Gauteng

Kiwi light heavyweight boxer Robert Berridge has lost the third fight of his career, coming up short in an underwhelming unanimous points decision for the IBO world title against Thomas Oosthuizen in ...Read More

Joseph Parker Back on June 13th, Against Eric Molina?

As he continues to rise up the rankings, New Zealand heavyweight Joseph Parker has announced his next fight will take place in Palmerston North on June 13. Parker made the announcement via video fr...Read More

Minto Barred From Attending Joseph Parker Clash

FIGHT TIME: Kiwi heavyweight Joseph Parker and Jason Pettaway square off in Auckland tonight. American boxer Brian Minto has been barred from attending Joseph Parker's fight against Jason Pettaway ...Read More

Joseph Parker Open To Face Kali Meehan For Right Price

If the price is right, Kevin Barry is keen for Joseph Parker to fight Kali Meehan this year. Trouble is the Parker and Meehan camps appear poles apart about a fair and reasonable purse. In far m...Read More

Brian Minto The Latest Edition To Super8 Tournament

The death of his father and lingering regret from an underwhelming loss to Joseph Parker will fuel Brian Minto's return to New Zealand next month. The American veteran (39-8) is set to be revealed ...Read More

Jesse Ryder Given Medical Clearance For Super8 Card

Jesse Ryder is confident he will avoid any head injuries after being given medical clearance to participate in a charity boxing fight against controversial blogger Cameron Slater in Christchurch next ...Read More

Lance Bryant Gets Crack at Next Super 8 in March

Lance Bryant is one of four confirmed boxers who will get a shot at redemption after Sky Arena opted to stick with cruiserweights for Christchurch's Super8 event in March. Originally the third Supe...Read More

Joseph Parker's Coach on Facing Anthony Joshua

Joseph Parker is on a collision course with Britain's best prospect since Lennox Lewis. Although Jason Pettaway is the next stepping stone in Parker's budding career, it's pretty clear that all pat...Read More

Sonny Bill Williams-Chauncy Welliver Clash in Play

American boxer Chauncy Welliver is the favoured contender to fight Sonny Bill Williams on a Sydney card that will feature an all-star cast of fellow rugby and league stars late next month. Fairfax ...Read More

Shane Cameron Walks Away With Head Held High

Long before New Zealand boxing's current renaissance, Shane Cameron got his hands dirty laying the foundations. Too often in sport we move on to the 'next big thing' without acknowledging those tha...Read More

Brad Pitt Wins Super 8, McCracken Wins With a Stunner

Leading Kiwi cruiserweight David Aloua and Anthony McCracken promised a war and they more than delivered tonight. McCracken pulled off a major upset with a shock seventh round TKO to claim the WBA ...Read More