Joseph Dennis Parker, OM, is a New Zealand professional boxer of Samoan heritage, who held the WBO heavyweight title from 2016 to 2018.
He has also won numerous regional heavyweight crowns, including the WBO Oriental, Africa, and Oceania titles; as well as the PABA, OPBF, and New Zealand championships. As an amateur, Joseph Parker represented New Zealand at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in the super-heavyweight division, and narrowly missed qualification for the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Joseph Parker Wife
Joseph Parker turned professional in July 2012 with Duco Events in Auckland, under the coaching of Sir Bob Jones. Joseph Parker became the first heavyweight boxer from either New Zealand or the Pacific Islands to win a major world title after knocking out Andy Ruiz for the vacant WBO crown.
By The Ring, Joseph Parker was ranked as the world’s fifth best active heavyweight in October 2021. BoxRec and TBRB have him ranked sixth and ninth, respectively.
Who Is Joseph Parker’s Partner Laine Tavita?
Laine Tavita’s personal life is relatively obscure, however she had been dating Joseph Parker for quite some time before deciding to marry him, according to several reports.
Laine Tavita is also often featured in the funny videos Joseph Parker posts on his Facebook account.
They have 3 daughters: Elizabeth, Shiloh, and Michaela.