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Samoa Beckons Parker After Bout

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Samoa beckons Parker after bout

By Patrick McKendry, NZ Herald Thursday Dec 4, 2014

A welcome holiday in Samoa is tantalisingly close for Joseph Parker, but first he must pass a final examination of the year in the form of Brazilian Irineu Beato Costa Junior.

Costa Junior's presence has already brought back painful memories of an April night in Germany when Parker, the New Zealand heavyweight champion, left the ring with a burst eardrum at the hands of another Brazilian, Marcelo Luiz Nascimento.

Parker emerged from the fight victorious thanks to a TKO in the seventh round, one round after a powerful right hand caught him with his head turned away slightly, but the incident has stayed with the 22-year-old and his trainer Kevin Barry...

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