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Joseph Parker Wins With 4th-round Ko

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Parker wins with 4th-round KO

By Patrick McKendry

11:43 PM Saturday Dec 6, 2014

Joseph Parker secured the most impressive victory of his professional career last night when knocking out Irineu Beato Costa Junior with a stunning right hand in the fourth-round which the Brazilian never saw coming.

Costa Junior was out before he hit the canvas. Parker's punch was set up with a left hook, and the accuracy and power was a perfect example of just how far he has come in a short time.

Trainer Kevin Barry set Parker a challenge to finish the year on a high before his planned holiday in Samoa, and his 22-year-old charge took it. The nature of the win over a fighter ranked 15th by the WBO is likely to make the heavyweight division sit up and take notice. Parker's 10th ranking in the WBA is also likely to rise following this.

"This was the final exam that Kevin was talking about and I think I passed it," a jubilant Parker said following his victory in the main event of the Fight for Life event in Hamilton.

"He has heavy hands," Parker said of his opponent, who had never before been stopped in 16 professional fights....