David Nyika, the unbeaten Kiwi cruiserweight, and current WBO interim heavyweight boxing champion Joseph Parker are teaming up for an exciting fight card in Auckland. This collaboration marks Parker’s first venture into promotion, as he has signed a multi-fight partnership starting with a main event featuring Nyika on 14 September.

Nyika, who boasts a 9-0 professional record, is highly regarded for his talent and skills. Parker commended Nyika’s potential for greatness and expressed his confidence in Nyika’s abilities to reach the top with the right team behind him. Nyika has been dominating the cruiserweight division with six consecutive knockouts since July 2022, showcasing his prowess in the ring.

The upcoming fight card, organized in partnership with Duco Events and streaming service DAZN, aims to bring ‘big time boxing’ back to New Zealand. Nyika’s return to fighting on home soil has generated excitement among fans, especially after his impressive professional debut on the undercard of Parker vs Fa in February 2021.

While Nyika’s September opponent is yet to be revealed, promoter David Higgins assured that it would be a challenging matchup. Nyika expressed his gratitude for the support he has received and acknowledged the pressure that comes with such investments in his future. Despite feeling a hint of impostor syndrome, Nyika is determined to rise to the occasion and showcase his growth in the sport.

Parker emphasized Nyika’s potential to become a world champion, citing his work ethic, marketability, and skills as key factors in his success. With a strong team backing him, Nyika is poised to make waves in the boxing world and captivate audiences with his talent.

The anticipation surrounding the September fight card is expected to reignite interest in boxing in New Zealand, with all eyes on Auckland city for what promises to be a spectacular event. As Nyika and Parker prepare to headline the event, fans are eagerly awaiting the announcement of Nyika’s opponent and the opportunity to witness two exceptional athletes in action.