Thousands of Samoans have gathered in Apia to throw a massive homecoming party for their world champion.
Lupesoliai Laauliolemalietoa Joseph Parker was the centre of attention when the nation stopped to pay tribute to his achievement on Beach Road today.
The government honoured Lupesoliai by giving public servants half a day off work so they could celebrate with him.
Lupesoliai is in Samoa with his parents, his management team and friends.
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