Coronavirus: Kiwi boxer Joseph Parker parodies Travolta in latest lockdown video

Kiwi boxer Joseph Parker has premiered his latest lockdown video creation, parodying John Travolta's Grease hit 'You're The One That I Want'.

While the former WBO world heavyweight champion has struggled to strut his stuff in the ring lately, he may yet emerge from the coronavirus crisis with reputation enhanced as a social media sensation.

His latest release sees him and partner Laine Tavita imitating Travolta and Olivia Newton-John's fairground dance sequence from the 1978 classic movie - much to the bewilderment of daughters Elizabeth and Shiloh.

At one point, their parents' dance moves prove a seemingly unwanted distraction from their movie viewing of Shrek. If this was a Marvel movie, that might be a hidden clue to what's next in Parker's repertoire.  

Over the past couple of weeks, Parker and videographer Kerry Russell have produced a string of clips that have delighted social media followers around the world.

Parker opened his account with his rendition of Hugh Grant's 'Dancing Prime Minister' scene from the Love Actually movie.

He followed that up with a lip-synch version of The Foundtions' hit song 'Build Me Up Buttercup', joined (virtually) by friends and colleagues from their isolation bubbles, including heavyweight champ Tyson Fury and Kiwi Indycars star Scott Dixon.

More recently, Parker and near neighbour/NZ Warriors captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck filmed a social-distancing message over the garden fence that culminated in (spoiler alert) Parker throwing a precious toilet roll into his mate's swimming pool.

"Since we are all locked down, we wanted to come up with an idea to put a smile on people's faces or give them something to laugh about," Parker told the BBC Sportshour Podcast, after his 'Buttercup' performance. 

"I do some great work with my videographer Kerry Russell, who is in my bubble. We come up with ideas and start filming.

"I reached out to lots of my friends and family, and those guys came back straight away. It was about having fun for us, but giving back to others.

"Tyson Fury was the first to get back to me."