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Southside warrior: Four months inside Team Joseph Parker

Lupesoliai La'auli Joseph Parker is the greatest boxing hope New Zealand and Samoa have produced since David Tua. But can he win a world championship title? Don Rowe spent four months embedded in Parker’s inner circle as he prepared for the most important fight of his career so far.

FIGHT WEEK: Everyone wants a piece of Team Parker

As the country counts down to the Joseph Parker vs Andy Ruiz WBO world heavyweight championship fight, The Spinoff presents FIGHT WEEK, an inside look at the life and career of Joseph Parker, culminating in the Barkers 1972 magazine cover story Inside Team Parker on Friday. Today, Don Rowe follows Team Parker as they prepare for the May 2016 Parker vs Takam fight, IBF eliminator and richest prizefight in New Zealand history. .

FIGHT WEEK: Joseph Parker and the unpaid grind of amateur boxing

As the country counts down to the Joseph Parker vs Andy Ruiz WBO world heavyweight championship fight, The Spinoff presents FIGHT WEEK, an inside look at the life and career of Joseph Parker, culminating in the Barkers 1972 magazine cover story Inside Team Parker on Friday. First, a chronicle of Parker's amateur experience and transition to the professional prizefighting ranks.