Joseph Parker vs Haumono
By Ben Viall
Pre-fight Parker predicted he would need the early rounds to get a feel for the 40-year-old Haumono and once he found his range a tiring Haumono was visibly struggling before he was dropped by a right uppercut and failed to beat referee Bruce McTavish's count. Parker was in control from the opening bell and made his first inroads in the third when he landed a right and left to Haumono's head, though he responded by winging Parker on the jaw, though the blow made no impact. Haumono thought he had beaten the count and was fit to continue, though it would only have been only a matter of time before Parker ended proceedings before a capacity crowd of 5500.