Topic: Boxing

Amercian Invasion - Parker & Berridge hit the US

updated By Tamati Tiananga, Te Kāea

Both Joseph Parker and Robert Berridge have spent the week raising their profile in the spiritual home of boxing, the United States. 

They both make their US TV debut Sunday morning August 10 on NBC in front of 15 million American viewers. 

Parker is fighting American Keith Thompson over six rounds and Berridge fights unbeaten Russian Light Heavyweight Champion Vasily Lepikhin in what is viewed to be an extremely tough fight. 

Win and he could be challenging for the world title as early as January.

Heavyweight Parker is currently ranked #15 in the WBO.

Light Heavyweight Berridge is currently ranked #9 in the WBO and #12 in the WBA.