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Ruthless Joseph Parker comes up with devastating third round knockout against Alexander Flores

Relive 1 NEWS NOW's live coverage of tonight's heavyweight boxing bout between Joseph Parker and Mexican-American fighter Alexander Flores at Horncastle Arena in Christchurch.

Joseph Parker knocks out Alexander Flores (USA black/gold shorts) during the Duco Events/Flooring Xtra Parker vs Flores, Heavyweight Boxing contest, Horncastle Arena, Christchurch, New Zealand, 15th December, 2018. Copyright photo: John Davidson / www.photosport.nz
Kiwi boxer Joseph Parker knocks out Alexander Flores in Christchurch. Source: Photosport

JOSEPH PARKER v ALEXANDER FLORES

ROUND 3 - KNOCKOUT! Joseph Parker floors Alexander Flores with a big right hand late in the round. Parker is back! He stalks Flores and knocks him out with some lethal combination of punches. The Mexican-American fighter is in real trouble, medics have entered the ring and are checking on him.

Alexander Flores isn't happy claiming Parker hit him with illegal low blows in the lead-up to his KO.

New Zealand's Joseph Parker v USA's Alexander Flores. Parker v Flores fight night heavyweight boxing. Christchurch Casino, Christchurch, New Zealand. Saturday 15 December 2018 © Copyright photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.photosport.nz
New Zealand's Joseph Parker in action against Alexander Flores during their boxing bout in Christchurch. Source: Photosport

ROUND 2 - Joseph Parker lands some big shots to Alexander Flores' body and the Mexican-American answers back with a combination of his own. The Kiwi lands another massive right hand with one minute left in the round and Flores does well to take the big shot. Joseph Parker hits Flores with a low blow and the ref gives the Kiwi a warning.

Joseph Parker faces off against Alexander Flores. Parker v Flores heavyweight boxing weigh-In. Christchurch Casino, Christchurch, New Zealand. Friday 14 December 2018 © Copyright photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.photosport.nz
Joseph Parker faces off against Alexander Flores during weigh-ins in Christchurch. Source: Photosport

ROUND 1 - Both fighters feel each other out in the first minute of the round. Midway through the round Parker unleashes a one-two combination with the right hand landing flush on the temple of Alexander Flores. The Mexican-American is doing well to take these big shots from Joseph. 

11pm - Both fighters are in the centre of the ring and the main event is underway!

10.48pm - The USA, Samoa and New Zealand national anthems have been sung. And now the fighters are set to make their way into the ring. 

10.35pm - The main event is just moments away - Joseph Parker and Alexander Flores are both in their changing rooms hitting the pads.

Junior Fa retains the WBO Oriental Heavyweight title after a first round TKO win over Omar Rossi (Argentina)

Junior Fa (NZ black shorts) v Rogelio Omar Rossi (ARG blue shorts) during the Duco Events/Flooring Xtra Parker vs Flores, Heavyweight Boxing contest, Horncastle Arena, Christchurch, New Zealand, 15th December, 2018. Copyright photo: John Davidson / www.photosport.nz
Kiwi heavyweight fighter Junior Fa knocks out Rogelio Omar Rossi in the first round in Christchurch. Source: Photosport

ROUND 1 - Junior Fa comes out firing! He floors Omara Rossi in the first minute of the first round with a big right hand landing flush on Rossi's jaw. The referee gives the Argentine the ten count and he beats it. Junior Fa charges towards his opponent and lands another big right with the ref making the right call to end the fight.

An impressive first round victory for the Kiwi heavyweight. 

10.03pm - Up next we have Junior Fa (NZ) taking on Rogelio Omar Rossi (Argentina) for the WBO Oriental Heavyweight Belt |10 x 3 minute rounds. This is the last fight before the main event - Parker v Flores.

Bowyn Morgan wins via third round TKO over Sebastian Singh and he secures the PRO Box Pacific Welterweight Championship title

ROUND 3 - Sebastian Singh is floored after Bowyn Morgan midway through the round after a relentless barrage of combination punches by Morgan. Singh beats the ten count and Morgan goes in for the kill.

Singh is stunned and the referee steps in to stop the fight - it it is TKO win for Bowyn Morgan.

9.33pm - Coming up next is Bowyn Morgan (NZ) v Sebastian Singh (Fiji) for the PRO Box Pacific Welterweight Championship belt| 8 x 3 minute rounds.

ROUND 2 STOPPAGE! The referee steps in to stop the bout after David Light unleashes a barrage of punches, after hurting Lance Bryant early in the second round. It is a TKO win for Light in round two.  

9.21pm - Up next is David Light (Auckland) v Lance Bryant (Palmerston North) in a cruiserweight boxing bout|6 x 3 minute rounds

Manu Vatuvei wins his pro heavyweight debut via a first round KO against David Letele

David "Buttabean" Letele (clean shaven)V Manu Vatuvei(beard) during the Duco Events/Flooring Xtra Parker vs Flores, Heavyweight Boxing contest, Horncastle Arena, Christchurch, New Zealand, 15th December, 2018. Copyright photo: John Davidson / www.photosport.nz
Source: Photosport

ROUND 1 - David Letele is floored by Manu 'the Beast' Vatuvei, who landed a clean and powerful right uppercut, before following up with a right hook. The ref waves his arms and calls the fight. It is a brilliant first round KO for Vatuvei who made his pro debut tonight. 

9.05pm - Now up Brown Buttabean (Auckland) takes on Warriors legend Manu Vatuvei (Auckland) in a Heavyweight bout |4 x 3 minute rounds.

Andrei Mikhailovich wins the Catch-weight bout against Adrian Taihia by unanimous decision 

ROUND 6 - Adrian Taihia lands two big overhand rights that seems to have hurt Andrei Mikhailovich, but the 20-year-old comes back and drops Taihia with a big body shot. Taihia beats the count and the fight goes the distance. 

ROUND 5 - Adrian Taihia showed his toughness in that round, absorbing some big blows but continues to move forward and takes the fight to Andrei Mikhailovich who is dominating the fight. Taihia needs a knockout Andrei to win this fight. 

Adrian Taihia (white shorts) v Andrei Mikhailovich (purple/white shorts) during the Duco Events/Flooring Xtra Parker vs Flores, Heavyweight Boxing contest, Horncastle Arena, Christchurch, New Zealand, 15th December, 2018. Copyright photo: John Davidson / www.photosport.nz
Adrian Taihia (white shorts) v Andrei Mikhailovich (purple/white shorts) in a Catch-weight boxing bout in Christchurch. Source: Photosport

ROUND 4 - Andrei Mikhailovich, 21, is putting on a show with his opponent with Adrian Taihia starting to fade in this fight. Andrei has been told by his trainer to try and end the fight in the next round. 

ROUND 3 - Andrei Mikhailovich continues to frustrate Adrian Taihia and he unloads a quick combination of punches early in the round. Midway through the fight Andrei lands a crisp body shot before going back upstairs firing a hard left hook which finds its target.

Andrei lands a massive right hand which momentarily stuns Taihia in the final 30 seconds of the round.

ROUND 2 - A hard left hand lands flush for Andrei Mikhailovich on Adrian Taihia's jaw midway through the round. Mikhailovich is clearly the faster fighter and Taihia is struggling to land clean punches in the round.

ROUND 1 - Andrei Mikhailovich landed the cleaner punches in that round against Adrian Taihia. Mikhailovich showed great speed, took his time and did will to frustrate Taihia who threw some wild shots.

8.31pm - Up next we have Adrian Taihia (Auckland) v Andrei Mikhailovich (Auckland) in a Catchweight bout | 6 x 3 minute rounds.

Michaela Jenkins is the new Pro NZ Woman's Welterweight Champion with the judges scoring the fight 58-56, 57-57, 58-56. She defeats Megan McLennan by majority decision.

ROUND 6 - Final round! Both fighters let it all hang in the ring with McLennan and Jenkins having their moments in that round. It's a close one - result could go either way but Michaela Jenkins looked like the more dominant fighter in the later rounds.

ROUND 5 - Megan McLennan has her mouth wide open and appears to be gassed. Michaela Jenkins continues to apply the pressure walking her opponent down. McLennan has slowed right down and Jenkins has takes control of the fight. After the round McLennan is left with a huge haematoma on her forehead.  

ROUND 4 - Michaela Jenkins takes the fight to Megan McLennan and forces her up against the ropes. Megan McLennan lands a big right hand in the final 30 seconds of the fight but Jenkins finishes the round strong unloading a bunch of combinations as the bell rings to end the round.

ROUND 3 - This time it is Megan McLennan who lands some heavy blows to begin the round. This is a war! A big round for McLennan as Michaela Jenkins is left eating some huge shots.

ROUND 2 - Megan McLennan gets caught with some big shots with Michaela Jenkins picking her off. McLennan has been guilty of dropping her head when loading up on her punches. 

ROUND 1 - Both fighters have come to fight, they meet in the middle of the ring and start brawling. Michaela Jenkins clips Megyn McLennan late in the round with a left hand bomb.

8pm - Coming up next is Michaela Jenkins (Christchurch) v Megyn McLennan (Christchurch), who are fighting for the Pro NZ Woman's Welterweight Championship title | 6 x 2 minute rounds.

Sam Watt defeats Alistair Boyd via unanimous decision - Heavyweight |4 x 3 minute rounds

ROUND 4 - Alistair Boyd is clearly behind on the score cards and needs to knock out Sam Watt to win this bout.

Boyd survives the round with Sam Watt really turning on the pressure in the final minute. Boyd is happy to just clinch and run down the clock. Sam Watt is the winner, winning on his pro debut via unanimous decision.

ROUND 3 - Sam Watt starts out slow in the round and Alistair Boyd starts eating some big shots from Watt midway through the round. Both fighters clinch and trade punches on the inside. The last 30 seconds there isn't too much action as fatigue starts to creep in for both boxers.

ROUND 2 - A much better round for Alistair Boyd, with the Auckland fighter taking the fight to Sam Watt and throwing shots in the inside. Both fighters land some big shots late in the round with Watt landing the cleaner shots.

ROUND 1 - Sam Watt landed some solid combinations and power punches on his opponent Alistair Boyd early in the round. Midway through the round Watt lands a heavy blow to the body of Boyd. Watt picks up the tempo in the final minute and unloads on Boyd who finishes the round trapped in the corner. 

7.30pm - Up first we have two Kiwi heavyweights kicking things off, with Sam Watt from Christchurch and Alistair Boyd to fight in 4 x 3 minute rounds. 

UNDERCARD:

Sam Watt (Christchurch) v Alistair Boyd (Auckland)

Heavyweight |4 x 3 minute rounds

Michaela Jenkins (Christchurch) v Megyn McLennan (Christchurch)

PRO Box NZ Womans Welterweight Championship | 6 x 2 minute rounds

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    Parker weighed in at 109.25kg with Mexican-American Flores tipping the scales at 107.95kg. Source: 1 NEWS

    Adrian Taihia (Auckland) v Andrei Mikhailovich (Auckland)

    Catchweight | 6 x 3 minute rounds

    Brown Buttabean (Auckland) v Manu Vatuvei (Auckland) 

    Heavyweight |4 x 3 minute rounds

    David Light (Auckland) v Lance Bryant (Palmerston North) 

    Cruiserweight |6 x 3 minute rounds

    Bowyn Morgan (NZ) v Sebastian Singh (Fiji) 

    PRO Box Pacific Welterweight Championship | 8 x 3 minute rounds

    Junior Fa (NZ) v Rogelio Omar Rossi (Argentina) 

    WBO Oriental Heavyweight Belt |10 x 3 minute rounds

    Main Event: Joseph Parker (NZ) v Alexander Flores (USA) 

    International Heavyweight Contest | 12 x 3 minute rounds

    New Zealand's Joseph Parker knocks out USA's Alexander Flores. Parker v Flores fight night heavyweight boxing. Christchurch Casino, Christchurch, New Zealand. Saturday 15 December 2018 © Copyright photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.photosport.nz
    New Zealand boxer Joseph Parker knocks out USA's Alexander Flores. Source: Photosport