Joseph Parker signs promotional deal with BOXXER

BOXXER, Sky Sports’ exclusive boxing content provider, today announced the signing of an exclusive long-term promotional deal with former world heavyweight champion Joseph Parker (30-2, 21 KOs).

The former WBO heavyweight champion turned professional in 2012, having represented New Zealand at the 2010 Commonwealth Games and narrowly missing out on a spot on the 2012 Olympic squad.

His impressive blend of technical boxing skill and knockout power quickly propelled him up the rankings and into world title contention, culminating in winning the WBO World Heavyweight Championship in 2016 and holding on for two years.

Currently ranked No. 4 in the world by Ring Magazine, No. 2 by the WBO and No. 3 by the WBC, Parker’s presence in the upper echelon of the heavyweight ranks has never been disputed.

Now aged just 30, the New Zealand puncher can look forward to another assault on the world heavyweight championships under the BOXXER and Sky Sports banner.

“He’s a massive signing for BOXXER. Joe Parker is one of the best heavyweights in world boxing and we’re thrilled to welcome him to the team. All the ranking bodies put him at the top of their list and now he’s entering his prime, we can’t wait to bring him back to world title opportunities and huge events here in the UK,” said BOXXER CEO and Founder Ben Shalom.

“By signing with Ben Shalom and BOXXER, I am excited about the next phase of my career, where I will become a double world champion on Sky Sports, the top sports television platform. I have had a great relationship with Sky Sports in the past, with many fight nights against major British heavyweights – I will fight absolutely anyone who is placed in front of me,” Parker said.

Adam Smith, Head of Boxing Development for Sky Sports, “I am absolutely delighted to have Joseph join the new era of Sky and BOXXER. This is a major announcement in the heavyweight division!

“I’ve known Joe for years – he’s always brought entertainment and will fight anyone. Plus he’s a lovely gentleman and revered on our shores as he is in New Zealand. We’ll line up right behind Joe as he aims to become heavyweight champion again!”

News of Parker’s debut for BOXXER and Sky Sports will be announced soon.