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Haumono has weight advantage on Parker

NZN 20/07/2016

Joseph Parker will concede a weight advantage to heavyweight opponent Solomon Haumono when the pair step into the boxing ring in Christchurch.

Parker, who is protecting a 19-0 record, with 16 knock-outs, weighed in at 106.4kg ahead of the fight on Thursday night.

The 24-year-old Aucklander was exactly the same weight before beating Cameroonian Carlos Takam in Auckland in May.

His win over Takam by unanimous decision made him the mandatory challenger to Englishman Anthony Joshua's IBF world title.

Haumono, 40, weighed in 109kg. The former NRL star has fought 28 times for 24 wins (21 by KO), two losses and two draws.

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