Boxing

Hadlow going pro

Queenstown Commonwealth Games boxer Richie Hadlow is turning pro. The four-time New Zealand light welterweight champion says he's got nothing left to prove as an amateur, and reckons he'll pack a better punch as a pro. "It suits my style, I...
A Queenstown boxer's 20-year-old dream is about to be realised. Four-time New Zealand light welterweight champion Richie Hadlow has been selected today for the Commonwealth Games on Australia's Gold Coast. The former Aucklander says he first dreamed of going to the...

Commonwealth spirit

Richie Hadlow found the performance of his life on Saturday to all but certainly secure his place in the Commonwealth Games next year. The Queenstown boxer touched gloves with no.2-ranked Australian Furkan Demirkaya in the qualifying bout. Coach Stewart Mitchell...

One-two for resort boxers

Queenstown once again sports two national boxing champions. At the nationals in Rotorua last week, Richie Hadlow won the light welterweight title for a staggering fourth year in a row after three hard-fought bouts, over three rounds. And Callum Owen, who...
New Zealand no.1 light welterweight, Queenstowner Richie Hadlow, boxes Australia's newly-crowned champion in Perth this Saturday. Hadlow, 29, who'll fight David Haynes in the latter's home city, will be joined in Australia by fellow Fight Science Amateur Boxing Club fighter,...

Knockout event all round

With more than $40,000 raised, the presentation of a historic belt to a previous contender, and one of the best amateur boxing bouts Queenstown has seen, Thriller 2016 was a knockout. About 1250 people packed into the Queenstown Events Centre...
A last-minute decision has left two wannabe Queenstown boxers thrilled. Danielle Sherman thought her gloves were off after injury forced her opponent, Megan Mathews, to withdraw from next weekend's Thriller charity boxing event. However, the bout's back on, with local marketing...
Two Queenstown Thriller boxing contenders have been dealt a blow. A knee injury has forced Megan Mathews to withdraw – meaning her bout with fellow Canadian Danielle Sherman has been canned. Organiser Simon Green says the pair are gutted. Mathews got the...
The gloves are off as Thriller in the Chiller announce contenders for this year's charity boxing event. Ten hopefuls are vying for a knockout performance. Louise Scott speaks to one couple hooked on training Steve Gillard's first sparring session resulted...
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