Topic: Boxing

Parker takes time out to pay homage to boxing legend

By Tepara Koti

NZ heavyweight boxer Joseph Parker takes time out of his vigorous training schedule to pay homage to an international boxing legend.

Ahead of Parker's upcoming bout against US fighter, Jason "The Technician" Pettaway, he took a moment to step out of the ring and visit the gravestone of former undisputed heavyweight champion, Sonny Liston.

Over the weekend, Liston and Muhammad Ali’s gloves from their 1965 rematch sold at auction in New York for over US$1 million.

Parker returns to Aotearoa tomorrow, his bout with “The Technician” is being held next Thursday March 5.