Joseph Parker takes down Razvan Cojanu by unanimous decision

Joseph Parker has successfully defended his WBO World Heavyweight belt following a unanimous points decision win over Romanian Razvan Cojanu in Manukau.

The win was Parkers' 23rd of his career, while Cojanu suffers his first loss since 2015.

The judges' scored the fight 119-108,117-110,117-110. 

"I want to thank Razvan for coming down," said Parker.

"I want to thank everybody in attendance. Hopefully, it was a great fight for you all."

"I've done my best to keep fights in NZ. It's time to go overseas and get some exposure overseas."

Cojanu believed the fight was closer than the judges scored it. 

"I saw the fight much much closer. Doesn't matter, it's New Zealand, not Romania," said Cojanu. 

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