Joseph Parker faithful proud of their champion in defeat to Anthony Joshua

Joseph Parker may have suffered his first professional loss of his boxing career, but he’s still a champion in the eyes of his most loyal supporters.

With the fight falling on a Sunday, many of them were torn between watching the fight and going to church, but a select group of former boxers and Samoan leaders were given a special exemption.

They were out in full voice at a Mangere Bridge garage, which never waned, even in defeat.

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