Kiwi boxer Joseph Parker has beaten fellow New Zealand heavyweight Junior Fa.
Parker won a points victory after being forced to go the full 12 rounds by his former amateur rival in Auckland on Saturday night.
Parker big fight experience seemed to be the deciding factor of the fight. He was able to control major parts of the fight and landed a number of heavy blows.
It was Fa’s first loss in 20 professional fights. But his good showing should open up doors around the world.
After the fight Parker said he was keen to get back in the ring as soon as possible.