Joseph Parker vs Faiga Opelu Results Live, Fight Card
New Zealand’s Joseph Parker took on Faiga Opelu at Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne, Australia, on May 24, 2023, to headline an event which was a PPV event in Australia.
Joseph Parker suffered his third career loss against Joy Joyce last year. He had since defeated Jack Messey in January this year to take his overall record to 31-3. This was the first time Parker fought in Australia. Parker headed into this bout as a strong betting favourite against Opelu.
Opelu fought to a draw against Kris Terzievski last time around. His record since the start of 2020 read 2-2-1 which included a knockout of Hemi Ahio.
Unbeaten prospect Nikita Tszyu took on Benjamin Bommber in a super welterweight bout along with unbeaten Joel Taylor taking on Ben Horn in welterweight bout. Check below for the complete results and fight card from Joseph Parker vs Faiga Opelu event.
Prelims (4:00 AM ET)
- Luke Gersbeck def. Jack Moore via unanimous decision(50-44, 50-44, 50-44), 5 rounds, super Welterweight Bout
- Max Reeves def. Jayde Mitchell via TKO(doctor stoppage) in round 2, 8 rounds, Super Middleweight Bout
Main Card (5:00 AM ET)
- Isaias Sette def. Campbell Somerville via TKO(corner stoppage) in round 4 – 5 rounds, Super Welterweight Bout
- David Nyika def. Louis Marsters via TKO in roud 4 – 5 rounds, Heavyweight Bout
- Ben Horn def. Joel Taylor via unanimous decision (57-56, 57-56, 58-55), 6 rounds, Welterweight Bout
- Tom Bellchambers def. Cameron Mooney via KO in round 3 – 3 rounds, Heavyweight Bout
- Nikita Tszyu def. Benjamin Bommber via KO in round 1, 6 rounds, super welterweight Bout
- Main Event: Joseph Parker def. Faiga Opelu via KO in round 1 , 12 rounds, Vacant Commonwealth Heavyweight Championship Bout
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Former WBO World champion @JoeBoxerParker makes his Australian debut as he takes on Faiga Opelu 🥊
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