His 'Rumble in the Jungle' bout with George Foreman probably didn't need promoting but Ali used every opportunity he got.
The Duco Events co-founder says Parker's fight against Carlos Takam could be the biggest fight in NZ history.
The hard fought round three win at Eden Park will see the Wellington-based team lose two of its best playmakers to injury.
Family, friends and famous faces attended the emotional service held in Auckland today.
Forward pack firepower brought into the starting lineup in the form of Charlie Faumuina and Akira Ioane to face the Hurricanes at Eden Park.
The Blues have not won in the Garden City since Carlos Spencer and Rupeni Caucaunibuca carved the Crusaders up in 2004.
Blues captain Jerome Kaino has been suspended for the first round of Super Rugby after making contact with the head of Chiefs prop Pauliasi Manu in pre-season.
Minutes after hosting the Black Caps' 159-run thumping of Australia, ground staff began working through the night to prepare for the NRL Nines.