Boxing

Resort boxer Richie Hadlow wants to fight again next month after a stunning knock-out win in his first pro bout. Hadlow, 32, beat Ricky Curline with a peach of a left hook in the fourth round at the Christchurch Boys'...

Richie ready to go pro

Queenstown boxer Richie Hadlow returns to the ring this weekend for his pro debut – five months after it was cancelled on medical grounds. Hadlow was due to fight on Joseph Parker's undercard in December but failed the mandatory pre-fight...

Boxer’s fighting fit

Queenstown boxer Richie Hadlow is restarting his professional career after a brain scan threatened to can it. He's lining up against Dunedin's Ricky Curline in Christchurch on May 18, ahead of Kiwi Bowyn Morgan fighting Filipino Jack Asis for a...
Growing up on the gritty streets of Manchester, British Muay Thai fighter Rob Horrocks learnt all about the importance of determination as a youngster. He tells Joshua Walton about his journey to become a pro fighter, the benefits of...

Bell rung on pro boxing debut

A Queenstown boxer's shocked he's been robbed of making his professional debut but still respects the decision. Former four-time New Zealand light welterweight champion Richie Hadlow had been due to fight Dunedin's Ricky Curline in an undercard bout ahead of...

Thriller hangs up its gloves

Queenstown's charity boxing event Thriller has been axed in the wake of the death of a Christchurch boxer. Founder and co-organiser Simon Green says "hand on heart" there are too many unmanageable variables to ensure the safety of those who...

Spar treatment for boxers

Aspiring boxers ended a gruelling eight-week boot camp by squaring off against their training partners in a series of exhibition bouts last Friday. The Contender training programme finished with 11 sparring sessions between boot camp members in front of a...

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,...
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