Joseph Parker got a bit of help from his good friend Tyson Fury for his latest piece of video magic.
Joseph Parker has come up with another piece of video magic, teaming with world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, Kiwi motorsport star Scott Dixon and legendary ring announcer Michael Buffer.
They, along with other celebrities including British league star George Burgess, pull off a slick rendition of the 1968 hit Build me A Buttercup by The Foundations.
It starts out with Parker showing his musical talent on the guitar and piano before the video blasts into a virtual dance along and lip sync by Parker and his sporting contacts.
The scene channels the ending of the 1998 hit movie There’s Something About Mary.
“Remember to stay in contact with your family and friends and build each other up,” Parker said in releasing the gem in these difficult times.
It comes a week after Parker showed off his dancing skills by re-enacting Hugh Grant’s “Dancing Prime Minister” role in the romantic comedy Love Actually.
That clip went viral and his latest effort, put together by his videographer Kerry Russell, has again captured global attention.
The BBC and other mainstream news sites and boxing specialist outfits have picked it up as Parker tries to bring some cheer to people around the world with so many in lockdown as the coronavirus pandemic grips the globe.
It’s been well received by boxing fans too.
“Joseph Parker regains the ‘People’s Championship of the World’ with a day 8 KO against isolation,” tweeted Dean B.
“Joseph Parker is the P4P GOAT in this lockdown period,” tweeted Nathan Orr.
Former WBO heavyweight champion Parker continues to train hard while in lockdown with his family in South Auckland, determined to be ready for a quick call to action when international boxing eventually resumes.