NJE Promotions is bringing its 10th Iron Fist fight night to Lake Karapiro tonight, with a stacked fight card culminating in four professional boxing bouts.
All of the proceeds from the event will go towards a noble cause: fundraising for an 8-year-old boy’s cancer treatment. Antonio Pohatu-Barbarich is battling brain cancer at Starship Hospital and the money will go towards his treatment.
The fight card consists of four professional boxing bouts, one amateur kickboxing bout, and 16 corporate boxing bouts. The four professional boxing bouts that top the card will all be contested over four, three-minute rounds:
The main event sees two heavyweights make their professional debuts. Jacob Martin and Mark Creedy are both heavy-handed bruisers and will look to impress in front of the crowd in the final bout of the night.
The penultimate bout sees Glozier’s Joe Ageli face Liam Messam in a professional heavyweight contest. Messam is a former All Black and Maori All Black and a three-time professional heavyweight boxer.
Jason Tuala faces Jerome Pampellone, who is coming off a TKO victory over Thomas Russell on the Parker-Fa undercard.
Alister Boyd of Peach Boxing will face Freestyle MMA Morrinsville’s Stefan Harrison. Harrison is a King in the Ring veteran and WKA New Zealand heavyweight kickboxing champion, stepping in on late notice to face Boyd under pro boxing rules.
The entire fight card is as follows:
• Jay Armstrong vs Min Sung Kwong - Middleweight 3x1.5min
• Eden Samuels vs Ngapeka Southan – Super-Welterweight 3x1.5min
• Huitau Ellington-Wilson vs Ocean Lee-Johnson – Lightweight 3x1.5min
• Oliver Clinton vs Tiriti Hughes – Middleweight 3x1.5min
• Hamish Blake vs Joel Baldwin – Light Heavyweight 3x1.5min
• Rangimaria Phillips vs Sandy Ogle – Heavyweight 3x1.5min
• Saskia Elliott vs Laura Woods – Exhibition 3x1.5min
• Roneal Odean vs Aiden Holland - Middlweight 3x1.5min
• Andy Nanai vs Sila Siufanga – Heavyweight 3x1.5min
• Aniwha Mahanga vs Amber Grimmit – Light Heavyweight 3x1.5min
• Zoe Nooroa vs Kelly Garton – Welterweight 3x1.5min
• Tonia Rielly vs Tania Morrison – Cruiserweight 3x1.5min
• Maliva Seleue vs Pablo Buenaventura – Heavyweight 3x1.5min
• Brad Towley vs Waima Kaa – Heavyweight 3x1.5min
• Roneal Odean vs Isaac Hayes – Super Lightweight 3x1.5min
• Shortland Daniels vs Olivia Jordan – Heavyweight 3x1.5min
• John Nooroa vs Francis Heaysman – Cruiserweight Mod Thai Kickboxing 3x2min
• Stefan Harrison vs Alister Boyd – Professional Cruiserweight 4x3min
• Jason Tuala vs Jerome Pampellone – Professional Cruiserweight 4x3min
• Joe Ageli vs Liam Messam – Professional Heavyweight 4x3min
• Marc Creedy vs Jacob Martin – Professional Heavyweight 4x3min
The event will be filmed by Bev's Broadcasting and live streamed on Fight News from 6pm on Saturday, April 17 for a PPV cost of $15. To watch, first register an account on the Fight News website, then after you have clicked the link in your activation email, login and subscribe to the PPV here.