PARKER Joseph < Back  
Sport Boxing
CGA New Zealand   
Gender Men
Born 09 Jan 1992 in Papatoetoe, NZL
Height1.97 m
Weight 100 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Auckland, NZL
Occupation Student
Languages English
Higher education 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 Grant Arkell
Coach from which country? New Zealand
General Interest
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)
Famous relatives His younger brother John is also a promising boxer. (fighttimes.com, 25 Aug 2010)
Ambitions To win a medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games and then go to the London Olympics in 2012. (fighttimes.com, 25 Aug 2010)
Other information COACH SUPPORT
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)