New Zealand heavyweight prospect Joseph Parker continued his impressive unbeaten run at the Faleata Sports Complex, Apia, Samoa.

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24 year old Joseph Parker extended his professional record to 18-0 (16KO) with an 8th round TKO win over American Jason Bergman to defend his WBO Oriental and African heavyweight titles.

The unheralded 31 year old Bergman proved to be a very durable opponent in the end, and soaked up a lot of punishment throughout the fight.

He went down in both round two and seven before finally been finished off with a wicked left hook to the body that did the damage, before Parker followed up with a flurry of punches as Bergman crumpled to a knee – prompting the referee to call things off.

Parker is now ranked in the top ten in all the major governing bodies’ world rankings, and one would suspect a big year is ahead for the talented fighting Kiwi.

Here’s the moment Parker closed the show (hat tip to prime boxingTV YouTube account for the upload):

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