Boxing: Joseph Parker goes 'Back to the Future' in latest lockdown video

With New Zealand's coronavirus cases going down, Kiwi boxer Joseph Parker has decided to go Back to the Future in his latest lockdown video.

The former WBO heavyweight champion re-created clips from the 1985 film staring Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd.

They include when the DeLorean travels in time at 88 miles an hour, and when Biff is punched by Marty McFly.

"Keep up your great work NZ! Your efforts are sending us Back to the Future," said Parker.

The video then  features clips from sports stars including Beauden Barrett, Katrina Rore  and Dame Noeline Taurua with messages of support saying "love New Zealand". 

"Thank you NZ for your efforts so far… We are one big family… We got this," reads a message at the end of the video, which has been viewed 160,000 times on Twitter. 

There have now been 1132 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 347 probable, bringing New Zealand's total to 1479, while 19 people have died. 

During the coronavirus lockdown, the Kiwi has released a series of videos. Parker and videographer Kerry Russell started things off last month with a rendition of Hugh Grant's 'Dancing Prime Minister' scene from the movie Love Actually.

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

Then, Parker and his neighbour, NZ Warriors captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, filmed a social-distancing message over the garden fence, which ended with Parker throwing toilet paper into Tuivasa-Sheck's pool.


Parker and his partner Laine then teamed up to deliver a rendition of "You're the One That I Want" from the movie Grease.

He also  lip-synced Guns 'N Roses' hit 'Sweet Child O' Mine', in a scene from the 2008 film Step Brothers, starring Will Ferrell and John C Reilly.

His most recent one was a  lip-sync rendition of 'Time Warp' from the Rocky Horror Picture Show, featuring  NZ sports stars Ardie Savea, Shaun Johnson and Kayla Cullen, along with boxing king Tyson Fury, ring announcer Michael Buffer, promoters David Higgins and Eddie Hearn, and others.

Parker last fought in March, when he beat American journeyman Shawndell Winters. 

Despite plenty of banter between camps, negotiations for a Kiwi heavyweight bout between Parker and Junior Fa seem to have stalled.