Further Personal Information
||Manukau Institute of Technology: Manukau, NZL
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||He started fighting when he was eleven years old.
|Why this sport?
||His father encouraged him to take up the sport.
|Club / Team
||Papatoetoe Gym: New Zealand
|Name of coach
|Coach from which country?
|Memorable sporting achievement
||Winning silver at the 2010 Commonwealth Championship in Delhi and the Youth Olympic Games. (New Zealand Commonwealth Games Guides, 2010)
|Awards and honours
||He is the only New Zealand boxer to ever beat a Cuban boxer in any competition. (tvnz.co.nz, 05 Jul 2010)
||His younger brother John is also a promising boxer. (fighttimes.com, 25 Aug 2010)
||To win a medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games and then go to the London Olympics in 2012. (fighttimes.com, 25 Aug 2010)
In 2010, his coach Grant Arkell had to fork out NZ $4000 of his own money to send him to Azerbaijan to compete in the World Youth Games, because of the lack of funding for New Zealand Boxing. As a result, Arkell was unable to travel himself so Parker ended up being looked after by the Australian Youth Team coaches. (straitstimes.com, 07 Aug 2010)