The ITM Fishing Show - Netflix
Every season there's something new and this season Matt isn't the only recognizable face taking on the big fish. Heavy-weight boxing champ Joseph Parker, Richie McCaw and his All Back buddies are among some of the lucky few that get to join us in some stunning locations.
In this series, those big fish - black marlin and swordfish through to the kiwi favorites of snapper and kingfish all make an appearance, wild boar and roaring stags also feature as Matt hunts, fishes and dives his way around the South Island.
Runtime: 60 minutes
The ITM Fishing Show - Joseph Parker (boxer) - Netflix
Joseph Dennis Parker, OM (; born 9 January 1992), also known by his honorary Samoan matai title Lupesoliai La'auli, is a New Zealand professional boxer. He held the WBO heavyweight title from 2016 to 2018, and previously multiple regional heavyweight championships including the WBO Oriental, Africa, and Oceania titles; as well as the PABA, OPBF, and New Zealand titles. As an amateur he represented New Zealand at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in the super-heavyweight division, and narrowly missed qualification for the 2012 Olympics. Parker turned professional in July 2012 with Duco Events in Auckland, under the tutelage of Sir Bob Jones. After defeating Andy Ruiz for the WBO title, Parker became the first heavyweight boxer from either New Zealand or the Pacific Islands to win a major world championship. As of March 2018, he is ranked as the world's third best active heavyweight by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board and The Ring magazine, and sixth by BoxRec.
The ITM Fishing Show - Early life - Netflix
Joseph Parker was born in South Auckland on 9 January 1992, to Dempsey and Sala Parker. His father Dempsey was named after world heavyweight champion American boxer Jack Dempsey. Parker grew up in the large suburb of Māngere in Auckland, and attended Marcellin College in the suburb of Hillsborough. At the age of three he enjoyed jabbing into his father's palms and while he was still a young boy Dempsey gave him boxing gloves and a punching bag. When he was ten years old, he joined the Papatoetoe Boxing Club to pursue and learn more about the sport. He was trained by Grant Arkell and former boxer Manny Santos. When Parker was growing up, he admired David Tua and Maselino Masoe who were from the same area as him. Parker is the middle child; he has one older sister, Elizabeth, and a younger brother, John, who is currently a professional boxer. He is of predominantly Samoan descent, with his ancestry roots going back to the Faleula Village on the main island of Upolu where his mother hails from. Both his parents migrated to New Zealand from Samoa in the early 1980s. Parker also comes from a religious family, belonging to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The ITM Fishing Show - References - Netflix