Reece “Lightning” Papuni is the new World
Boxing Federation Oceania Light Heavyweight Champion after defeating fellow New
Zealander Andrew Robinson on Saturday July 20 at Roy Stokes Community Hall in
Christchurch, New Zealand.
fighters came to win and gave it their everything from start to finish, but,
while it was an excellent encounter with big punches thrown either way, it was
Papuni who seemed to have just a little bit more to offer.
entertaining rounds that clearly thrilled the spectators in attendance, judges
Kevin Byrne, Ken Clearwater and Zante McDonald scored it unanimously in favour
of Papuni: 99-93, 98-92 and 99-95.
To many it
looked like a closer fight than the scores indicate, but the victory and the
WBF championship belt was awarded to the right man.
victory Reece Papuni captured his short professional careers first title and
improved his record to 4-0 (1), while Andrew Robinson lost for the first time
and drops to 3-1 (2).
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