Boxing: Joseph Parker snaps photo with cancer-struck WWE star Roman Reigns

Kiwi heavyweight Joseph Parker appears to be enjoying his time out of the ring, catching up with New Zealand acting royalty and a World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) superstar while on holiday in Hawaii.

Parker shared photos to his social media accounts of himself with Kiwi actors Cliff Curtis and John Tui. He also caught up with fellow Samoan and WWE star Roman Reigns.

The photo of Reigns gathered most of the attention online, as the 33-year-old is currently battling leukaemia for the second time in his life.

Reigns, real name Joe Anoa'i, announced on an episode of WWE Raw last October that he'd have to step away from wrestling to continue his fight with cancer and relinquished his WWE Universal title.

The former NFL prospect was initially diagnosed in 2008, at the age of 22, and although he quickly went into remission, he's been fighting back the disease ever since.

Since the announcement, Reigns hasn't been active on social media and very little has been said - which has worried wrestling fans.

But the photos have reassured fans that he is doing well as he appears to be in good spirits, even though it's clear he has lost lots of weight.

"With the Uso Roman Reigns," Parker tweeted. 'Uso' is Samoan for brother or sister.

Fans were quick to ask how Reigns was doing, as his current status is unknown.

Parker didn't provide an update on Reigns' heath.

Reigns' older brother, former WWE superstar Rosey (Matthew Anoa'i), passed away in 2017, due to congestive heart failure.

Reigns is the cousin of WWE legend Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and the son of Hall of Fame inductee, The Wild Samoan Sika.


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Boxing: Joseph Parker snaps photo with cancer-struck WWE star Roman Reigns
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