Joseph Parker fight time Boxing in UK, TV channel and live
Joseph Parker and Junior Fa will bid to settle their rivalry today when they meet in the ring for the fifth time.
The heavyweights met four times as amateurs with the boxing score currently level at 2-2.
As a former world champion, Parker brings a wealth of experience to the ring against the unbeaten Fa.
Bragging rights are up for grabs in a fight which could spell the end of Parker’s career at the highest level if he loses – and thanks to New Zealand’s strict Covid policy, there will be thousands of fans there to witness it.
Here is everything you need to know about the fight and how to watch it in the UK…
What time will it start?
The boxing match is set to begin at 10.30pm local time in New Zealand which will mean an early rise for British fight fans with the rivals touching gloves at 9.30am.
The undercard fights will start at around 6.30am UK time.
More information about the event can be found here:
How to watch on TV and via live stream
The fights will be streamed live on DAZN which is available to watch in the UK and around the world.
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Who is on the undercard?
Hemi Ahio vs Julius Long
Nikolas Charalampous vs Panuve Helu
David Nyika vs Jesse Maio
Alrie Meleisea vs Lani Daniels
Jerome Pampellone vs Antz Amouta
Richie Hadlow vs Obedi Maguchi
John Parker vs Egelani Taito
Phil Telea vs Niro Iuta
“I’ll knock him out between rounds one and twelve.
“I know what I can do. I’m not one of those guys who can predict what’s going to happen, but I know if I go in there, let my hands go and throw combinations, that I can do a lot of damage and he’s going to be on the receiving end of that.
“This fight feels different in the sense that it wasn’t really a fight we were looking at.
“But with everything that happened with COVID, it was the only option. But it’s great that we’re both ranked in the top ten in the world and live not far from each other.
“So it’s a little different that I’m back here in New Zealand, fighting in front of family and friends and a crowd, because the last few fights I’ve had have been overseas.
“There’s also a lot of talk about who’s the best heavyweight in New Zealand, I believe that I’m the best and I want to prove that and show it.”
“If I hurt him I’ll take him down.
“I feel much better than my old self a few months ago. I’m feeling fully prepared for this fight. I feel like I’m peaking at the right time. I’m just feeling good. I’m getting excited … I can’t wait for the night.
“He has strengths, he has weaknesses. I have strengths, I have weaknesses. I feel like I can figure him out. I feel like we have a good plan that I can execute on the night to make sure that I come out on top.”