Richie Hadlow

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...

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 bloodied Richie Hadlow beat Edrian Volcere, of the Seychelles, in a 4-1 split decision by the judges in the 64kg class at Oxenford Studios yesterday. The Queenstowner, 30, was forced to absorb blows from the taller and longer-limbed Volcere but...

Richie ready to rumble

Queenstown boxer Richie Hadlow couldn't be in better condition heading into the Commonwealth Games on Australia's Gold Coast, his coach says. Hadlow, 30, is part of an eight-person New Zealand team. His first bout is tonight, about 9pm. The four-time NZ...
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...
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