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Lani Daniels Reveals The Struggles Leading Up To The Recent New Zealand Title Win

Tuesday, 28 June 2022, 5:58 am | Benjamin Watt

Northland's own Lani Daniels won her third New Zealand professional boxing title on Friday night at Lake Karapiro against Tinta Smith in a close bout. Daniels revealed the struggles on social media she faced leading into the fight. Lani Daniels was ... More >>

Benjamin Watt Returns To Radio After 11-year Hiatus

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 5:49 am | Benjamin Watt

Community radio station The Flea which broadcasts between Takapuna and Devonport will have a returning Radio Announcer starting on the 27th of May. Benjamin Thomas Watt 29, formerly known as DJ Benji in radio, started his radio career fresh out ... More >>

NZ Born Australian Boxing Champion Nicila Costello Achieves Her Second Stoppage

Monday, 9 May 2022, 7:03 am | Benjamin Watt

New Zealand born Australian boxing Champion Nicila Costello wins her fight against Muay Thai fighter Hannah Morgan with her second stoppage in a row. On the undercard of the two New Zealand born Australian boxers Benjamin Kelleher vs Peter Sa'lesui ... More >>

New Zealander Vs New Zealander Rematch For Boxing Title

Friday, 6 May 2022, 5:57 am | Benjamin Watt

Auckland, New Zealand born Australian resident boxers Benjamin Kelleher and Peter Sa'lesui will take on each other in a rematch this Saturday for the vacant IBO Oceania-Orient Cruiserweight title. On the 19th of March, the two fought each other over eight rounds ... More >>

Cherneka Johnson Becomes The Second Maori To Win A World Boxing Title

Thursday, 21 April 2022, 9:56 am | Benjamin Watt

Tauranga born Ngāti Ranginui boxer Cherneka Johnson has become the second Maori and third New Zealand citizen woman to win a world boxing title after her split decision win over Mexican boxer Melissa Esquivel for the IBF World Super Bantamweight title. ... More >>

New Zealand Boxer From Hawarden Returns After Winning The Australian Title

Tuesday, 19 April 2022, 12:55 pm | Benjamin Watt

New Zealand born boxer Nicila Costello is scheduled to return to the boxing ring on May 7th against Muay Thai fighter Hannah Morgan at Royal International Convention Centre in Bowen Hills, Queensland, Australia. <img src="" ... More >>

New Zealand Born Boxer Goes For World Title

Thursday, 3 March 2022, 6:22 pm | Benjamin Watt

Tauranga, New Zealand born Australian boxer Cherneka Johnson (13 - 1 - 0) will be going for the vacant IBF World Super Bantamweight title on the 20th of April against Mexican boxer Melissa Esquivel (12 - 2 - 1) at the Melbourne Convention Centre, Melbourne, ... More >>

Geovana Peres Announces Her Retirement

Thursday, 28 January 2021, 6:57 pm | Benjamin Watt

WBO World Light Heavyweight champion Geovana Peres trainer Terry Reid Batchelor has officially announced the retirement of Geovanas Career, Officially ending her career as a World Champion. The Shocking announcement was made on Facebook early ... More >>

Beginning of an Era, End of a Legend

Sunday, 4 August 2019, 12:51 pm | Benjamin Watt

On Saturday 3rd of August, one of the biggest boxing fights in New Zealand Boxing history happened at the Sir Don Rowlands Centre in Lake Karapiro. The young, skillful and entertaining upcoming Andrei Mikhailovich took on the legendary Gunnar Jackson ... More >>

The Heat is back

Saturday, 2 September 2017, 12:32 pm | Benjamin Watt

Hemi “The Heat” Ahio has made his in ring return with a massive win over veteran Daniel Tai. Ahio has one the New Zealand National (PBCNZ Version) & IBO Oceania-Oriental Heavyweight titles. More >>

Mandatory Challenger been appoint for NZ title

Sunday, 20 August 2017, 12:24 pm | Benjamin Watt

It has just been decided that New Zealand Heavyweight female boxer Sarah Long, has been appointed as the mandatory challenger for the New Zealand National (NZPBA Version) Heavyweight title. More >>

Junior Pati Pre Weigh In Results

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 9:48 am | Benjamin Watt

Promoters Mal & Raylyne Siaosi of Multi Trade boxing organised a pre weigh in press conference late last week. This was organised due to amount of doubt around Pati being able to make weight for the the fight against New Zealand Champion Lance ... More >>

Waikato Boxer gets second chance at his career

Saturday, 6 May 2017, 5:18 pm | Benjamin Watt

Waikato Boxer gets second chance at his career Hamilton, New Zealand’s “The Unspeakable One” Zane McNab will get a second chance in boxing this year in Melbourne. More >>

Brock wins career defining bout for NZ title

Saturday, 29 April 2017, 9:44 pm | Benjamin Watt

Brock wins career defining bout for NZ title Shay Brock won the biggest bout of his career, winning against Ray Musson by 6th round TKO for the New Zealand National (NZPBA version) super Welterweight title. More >>

First ever LGBT New Zealand Champion

Saturday, 22 April 2017, 1:29 pm | Benjamin Watt

First ever LGBT New Zealand Champion Brazilian Born and Lesbian Geovana Peres, has won the New Zealand National (NZNBF Version) Light Heavyweight title by unanimous decision against Tongan born Nailini Helu. More >>

New Zealand World Champion Retires

Saturday, 22 April 2017, 1:27 pm | Benjamin Watt

WBU World Super Lightweight Champion Anthony “TNT” Taylor, has officially retired from Professional boxing. Taylor’s manager Craig Thomson confirmed today. More >>

Nailini Helu gets a chance for New Zealand title

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 11:05 am | Benjamin Watt

Nailini Helu will be fighting for the New Zealand National (NZNBF Version) Light Heavyweight title at ABA Stadium on April 21st against Geovana Peres. More >>

BTW Announces NZ Title

Friday, 22 July 2016, 1:47 pm | Benjamin Watt

BTW Promoter, Benjamin Watt has announced his main event at his boxing event on September 24th. Tongan born New Zealander Nailini Helu, will be fighting for the NZPBA Womens Heavyweight title against Ange Davis. More >>

BTW First Fight for Charity

Thursday, 14 July 2016, 10:23 am | Benjamin Watt

24 year old, Benjamin Watt will be promoting his first boxing event in Auckland, New Zealand, September this year. This event will be raising money for the Mika Haka Foundation Charity. More >>

Jackson vs Auimatagi gets Title Upgrade

Friday, 1 July 2016, 9:58 am | Benjamin Watt

Gunnar Jackson vs Mose Auimatagi Jnr fight will be getting a Title upgrade. The vacant Universal Boxing Federation (UBF) Asia Pacific middleweight title will be add into the mix, alongside Jackson defending his NZPBA title. More >>