Joseph Parker vs Alex Leapai set for June 29 . The former titleholder meets the aging former title challenger. Joseph Parker will face Alex Leapai on June 29 in Rhode Island as part of the Andrade-Sulecki card on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.
Former WBO heavyweight titleholder Parker (25-2, 19 KO) was originally supposed to face Eric Molina, but Molina wound up pulled from the fight, which is to be Parker’s Matchroom debut.
Joseph Parker vs Alex Leapai
Leapai (32-7-4, 26 KO) is 39 years old and hasn’t had a notable win since 2013, which set up a 2014 fight with Wladimir Klitschko, who predictably pummeled Leapai.
The Kiwi fights for the first time under the Matchroom Boxing USA banner and national pride will be at stake as he meets Leapai (32-7-4 26 KOs). The Samoan-Australian, who spent part of his childhood in New Zealand, boxes in America for the first time in a lengthy career that saw him challenge Wladimir Klitschko for his World titles in April 2014.
The fight with Leapai will be Parker’s first as a co-feature, underneath a middleweight world title fight between American champion Demetrius Andrade and Polish challenger Maciej Sulecki.
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