Joseph Parker overpowers Jason Bergman in Apia

Phil Jay 23/01/2016

Duco Events

New Zealand bruiser Joseph Parker improved to 18-0 via a sixteenth career knockout at the Faleata Sports Complex in Apia, Samoa.

The 24 year-old, who is highly touted as a future world contender, put Jason Bergman down in the second and seventh rounds before finishing the job in the eighth with another knockdown.

In truth, Bergman, 31, was never a match for Parker as the undefeated puncher targeted the American’s flabby body with a devastating liver punch demonstrated pre-fight to fans at a media workout.

Parker can hopefully move on to bigger tests in the future as the Las Vegas-based KO artist edges towards to higher-ranked boxers in the division.

On the undercard, Jordan Tai moved to 6-0 by halting Tony Lapesa in the seventh round. Lapesa touched down in the first, sixth and seventh rounds as Tai recorded a fifth career stoppage.

Also on the bill, cruiserweight Warren Fuiava stayed unbeaten via a split decision win over Tone Fereti, whilst Alapati A’asa did the same to Falanisisi Mamoe as he moved to 7-1.

At heavyweight, Bubba Tuigamala, son of legendary All Black Inga, can now boast a 5-0 C.V following a four-round decision over Gogosina Ulutoa, whilst Petelo Matagi made a successful debut at 200 pounds.

Finally, David Letele also won over four rounds against Silivelio PekepoTevaga.