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Christchurch’s Kwahli Beauchamp Wins Pro Boxing Debut In Thailand

Tuesday, 23 July 2024, 11:02 am | Benjamin Watt

19-year-old Three-time amateur New Zealand boxing champion Kwahli Beauchamp won his professional boxing debut in Thailand on Sunday night against a last-minute opponent. More >>

Former IBO World Boxing Champion Floyd Masson Returns Against Former New Zealand Champion

Monday, 22 July 2024, 7:38 pm | Benjamin Watt

This is a very tough fight for both boxers as they have similar boxing styles, heavy punchers and strong chins that are hard to knockdown let alone stop. More >>

End Of An Era, Michelle Preston Hangs Up The Gloves For The Last Time

Friday, 19 July 2024, 3:57 pm | Benjamin Watt

“I’m happy I left everything in the ring, and you can’t do more than that, but I’m also a purist, to be the best, you have to beat the best”, said Preston. More >>

Lani Daniels To Defend Her IBF World Light Heavyweight Title Against World-ranked Boxer In Possible Last Fight In NZ

Tuesday, 16 July 2024, 7:17 pm | Benjamin Watt

This will be a big homecoming for Lani Daniels as most people know she might have been born and raised in Pipiwai, Northland, but she has also lived in Hamilton during her 20s. More >>

Christchurch Boxer Kwahli Beauchamp Set For Busy Six Months With Pro Debut In Thailand

Tuesday, 25 June 2024, 5:07 am | Benjamin Watt

Kwahli Beauchamp / Supplied Three-time New Zealand national champion Kwahli Beauchamp, 19, will be busy making the most of the last half of 2024 and will make his professional boxing debut in late July. As announced by father and trainer Nort Beauchamp, Kwahli ... More >>

Geovana Peres Makes History In Second New Zealand National Muay Thai Title Win

Sunday, 23 June 2024, 4:10 am | Benjamin Watt

Geovana Peres made history in Tauranga on Saturday night, winning her second Muay Thai professional title against Hometown favourite Faith Mcmah and becoming the first-ever WBC Muay Thai Heavyweight female champion. More >>

John Parker Gets Major Regional Title Shot In Hamilton

Thursday, 20 June 2024, 8:35 pm | Benjamin Watt

John Parker will be taking on Fijian National Champion Alivereti Kauyaca for the IBF Pan Pacific Cruiserweight title for his chance to get into the top 15 of the IBF rankings at GLOBOX Arena (also known as Claudelands Arena) on the 7th of September. ... More >>

Arena Boxing Returning To Hamilton With New Promotion

Monday, 17 June 2024, 2:58 pm | Benjamin Watt

Boxing will be returning to the GLOBOX Arena (also known as Claudelands Arena) on the 7th of September under a new promotion, “Ironfist Promotions”, with John Parker and Liam Messam already confirmed for the first show. More >>

Māori Boxer Wins New Zealand Light Heavyweight Title

Saturday, 8 June 2024, 1:32 pm | Benjamin Watt

Michael Herangi-Helg (Ngāpuhi/Waikato-Tainui) has won the New Zealand national (PBCNZ version) Light Heavyweight title against Joshua Tai at Alexandra Park, becoming the first Light Heavyweight champion in four years. More >>

Historic IBF Rankings Update

Saturday, 4 February 2023, 6:26 pm | Benjamin Watt

Since their first World Women's champion in 2010 when Daniella Smith won the first IBF World title, the IBF has had a Women's rankings from April 2011. However, not all divisions in the women's rankings were recognised throughout the years. Today ... More >>

Daniella Smith To Be Inducted Into The Hall Of Fame

Sunday, 29 January 2023, 6:49 pm | Benjamin Watt

The first ever IBF Women's world champion, Northland's own Daniella Smith will be inducted into the International Womens Boxing Hall of Fame. This year the International Womens Boxing Hall of Fame is an extra special ceremony as it will not only celebrate ... More >>

New Zealand World Boxing Title Fight Confirmed

Friday, 13 January 2023, 6:38 am | Benjamin Watt

We can confirm that an agreement was reached last Thursday that Pipiwai, Northland boxer Lani Daniels will take on Auckland-born Samoan Alrie Meleisea for a World Heavyweight Boxing title on May 27th. The fight will happen at Auckland's Eventfinda Stadium ... More >>

Negotiations Have Begun For Second New Zealand Vs New Zealand World Boxing Title Fight

Tuesday, 10 January 2023, 12:40 pm | Benjamin Watt

We can confirm that the negotiations have begun for second-ever New Zealand vs New Zealand world title fight between Lani Daniels (6 - 2 - 2) and Alrie Meleisea (6 - 1 - 1). This could be a historic event if all the right boxes get ticked, this ... More >>

2022 New Zealand Boxing Awards

Saturday, 10 December 2022, 5:52 pm | Benjamin Watt

Mea Motu We are in the fourth year of the New Zealand boxing awards this year and for the third time, we have a female boxer for Boxer of the year. This year has been a fantastic year for Boxing after the Covid Pandemic. Most entertaining boxer of ... More >>

Alrie Meleisea Wins Second New Zealand Title, World Title Looming

Saturday, 10 December 2022, 5:52 am | Benjamin Watt

Alrie Meleisea is back with a massive win over Sequita Hemingway for the New Zealand National (Pro Box NZ) Heavyweight title with a possible world title next. New Zealand-born Samoan descendant Alrie Meleisea, won her first New Zealand title against Tongan ... More >>

Mose Auimatangi Jr Opponent Reveal For Dubai Fight

Thursday, 8 December 2022, 8:40 pm | Benjamin Watt

Mose Auimatangi Jr will take on former IBO World Super Middleweight champion, Renold Quinlan for a regional title on the Mahmoud Charr vs Lucas Browne undercard. Revealed this week, Auimatangi Jr will return to the ring after being away for two years, ... More >>

Tauranga Born World Champion Signs With A Major Promoter

Tuesday, 29 November 2022, 9:04 pm | Benjamin Watt

Tauranga-born Australian IBF World Champion boxer Cherneka Johnson (Ngāti Ranginui) has signed with major international boxing promoter Lou DiBella. Johnson, who won her World Super Bantamweight title in April this year, has just come off a successful ... More >>

Mose Auimatagi Jnr Scheduled For International Return

Friday, 25 November 2022, 10:02 am | Benjamin Watt

New Zealand Born boxer Mose Auimatagi Jnr will be returning to the ring after almost a two-year hiatus. The professional boxer now residing in Australia will return to the ring in Dubai on the 17th of December. The last time we saw Mose Auimatagi Jr ... More >>

New Zealander Goes For Australian Boxing Title

Saturday, 12 November 2022, 5:21 am | Benjamin Watt

Nelson-born Gold Coast resident Ricky Esilva goes for the Australian National Boxing Cruiserweight title against Vita Pomale on December 3rd at the Gold Coast. Ricky Esilva (6 - 1 - 0) is more well-known for his kickboxing career, especially after ... More >>

Melesiea Vs Hemingway Confirmed For Round Two

Friday, 28 October 2022, 6:14 am | Benjamin Watt

The rematch between Alrie Meleisea and Maori Sequita Hemingway has been confirmed for the 9th of December at Eventfinda Stadium in North Shore, Auckland, New Zealand. The two will fight for the first-ever Pro Box NZ Heavyweight women's title. The two ... More >>





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