Competition heating up at national boxing champs

Day 3 of the action will get underway at 1pm today.

Day two of the Boxing New Zealand National Championships in Porirua featured a number of senior quarterfinals and semi-finals, with the participants desperate to advance.

There was a full suite of welterweight last eight contests.

First up Auckland’s Wendall Stanley was too good for Ali Ismatullah (Wellington/Hutt Valley) in earning a unanimous decision.

Tawhirimatea Toheriri (Shamrock) was taken a full three rounds of action by Connor Coppard, before getting the judges nod by way of split decision.

Marion Faustino Ah Tong (South Auckland) took out a five nil decision from Ryan Nolan (Taranaki) - with Dominic Roe (Auckland)  grabbing a split decision against Antoine O’Mainin (Wellington/Hutt Valley) in spite of sustaining a cut eye in the opening stanza.

The opening senior bout on day two, saw Christian Tiako (Canterbury) stop Vince Kelly (Canterbury Boxing Metro) in the opening round of their Light Welterweight contest.

Two Middleweight bouts, resulted in Neame Lavemaau (Shamrock) dispatching Tom Weastall (Canterbury) and Colton Seymour-Moir (Kirikiriroa)  getting past Trevor Swainson (Canterbury)

Jeshaiah Perelini won a all action Light Heavyweight contest against Canterbury teammate Sakhidad Ghazizada, with Timothy Easthope (Central North Island) winning his Super Heavyweight bout with Miracle Ki (South Auckland) by unanimous decision.

Day Three is likely to produce some of the best competition of the National Championships with plenty of senior semi-final action as the boxers battle for places in Saturdays title deciders. 

Action will get underway at 1pm today.