HASIM RAHMAN
aka “The Rock”
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50 Wins (41 KO), 8 Losses, 2 DrawsStance: Orthodox Height : 6′ 2″/ 189cm

Fighter Profile

- Lineal Heavyweight Champion
- Former 2 x WBC World Heavyweight Champion
- Former WBU Heavyweight Champion
- Former IBO Heavyweight Champion
- Former IBF World Heavyweight Champion (held simultaneously with the WBC Title)
- 2001 Upset of the Year – Ring Magazine (knocked out unified IBF/WBC Champion, Lennox Lewis)
- Alongside Samuel Peter the biggest boxing name ever to compete in NZ
- Has fought both David Tua and Kali Meehan
- both would love to even the score.
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KALI MEEHAN
aka “Mean Hands”NZ-&-AU-Flags
38 Wins (31 KO), 5 Losses, 0 DrawsStance: Orthodox Height : 6′ 5″/ 196cm

Fighter Profile

- New Zealand’s most accomplished heavyweight boxer
- Fought Lamon Brewster for the WBO Heavyweight title
- Has fought WBO/IBF/WBA and WBC title eliminators
- Held multiple titles
- Reigned supreme as the Australian Champion
- Former #1 WBA Contender
- Back to claim his crown as NZ’s best boxer
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MICHAEL SPROTT
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40 Wins (27 KO), 21 Losses, 0 DrawsStance: Orthodox Height : 6′ 1″/ 187cm

Fighter Profile

- 2 x International Heavyweight Prizefighter Winner
- Beat Brian Minto by unanimous decision in Nov 2013
- Brian Minto then beat Shane Cameron in Dec 2013
- Has Held British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles
- European heavyweight title contender
- Flying the flag for England
- The English rugby touring side will be backing him
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MARTIN ROGAN
aka “The Entertainer”Irish-Flag
16 Wins (8 KO), 4 Losses, 0 DrawsStance: Orthodox Height : 6′ 3″/ 191cm

Fighter Profile

- International Prizefighter Winner
- Former Commonwealth Heavyweight Champion
- Flying the flag for the Irish
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HUNTER SAM
aka “The Bounty Hunter”
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10 Wins (4 KO), 2 Losses, 0 DrawsStance: Orthodox Height : 6′ 1″/ 185cm

Fighter Profile

Current Australian Heavyweight Champion
- Fighting for the WBO Asia Pacific heavyweight title in July
- Putting it all on the line to fight in the SUPER 8
- Son of former IBF World Title Challenger and OPBF Cruiserweight Champion Doug Sam
- SUPER 8 Australian Wild Card
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ANTZ NANSEN
aka “Notorious”
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33 Wins (13 KO), 5 Losses, 0 DrawsStance: Orthodox Height : 5′ 10″/ 178cm

Fighter Profile

- Two-time NZ King in the Ring Heavyweight 8 Man Champion
- WKBF Super Heavyweight Muay Thai Champion of NZ
- WKBF World & NZ Heavyweight Kickboxing Champion
- WKBF Super Cruiserweight Kickboxing Champion of NZ
- SUPER 8 NZ Wild Card 2
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BRICE RITANI-COE
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3 Wins (3 KO), 2 Losses, 1 DrawsStance: Orthodox Height : 6′ 2″/ 188cm

Fighter Profile

- Sparring partner for some of the top fighters in the world
- Huge backing from major boxing & MMA stars
- Went the distance with Joseph Parker
- SUPER 8 NZ Wild Card 1
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ALONZO BUTLER
aka “Big Zo”
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30 Wins (22 KO), 2 Losses, 1 DrawsStance: Orthodox Height : 6′ 3″/ 191cm

Fighter Profile

- Regular HBO After Dark & ESPN Friday Fight Night Fighter
- Former ESPN most promising heavyweight
- Dangerous contender
- SUPER 8 International Wild Card
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Sam “The Terror” Rapira6 Wins (6 KO), 0 Losses, 0 DrawsNew Plymouth, New ZealandVSTaito Ratuere13 Wins (7 KO), 1 Loss, 0 DrawsPorirua, Wellington, New Zealand

“The Terror” is a liver punching gunslinger with a super amateur pedigree despite a style, which is far more suited to the punch for pay ranks. Rapira is a meticulous trainer with plenty of power in both hands and after rattling up 6 wins with 6 KO’s in double quick time is fast running out of opponents on New Zealand shores. Taito ‘Tiger’ Ratuere has an impressive record winning 13 of his 14 fights including a recent 4th round TKO over Chris Rehu in Auckland.

Hemi “The Heat” Ahio2 Wins (2 KO), 0 Losses, 0 DrawsAuckland, New ZealandVSWilliam Quarrie4 Wins (1 KO), 0 Losses, 0 DrawsAuckland, New Zealand

In a match up of undefeated heavyweight prospects, The Rock, Quarrie has an experience edge over the highly touted Ahio. The elegant Quarrie is a tall man with strong ring craft, an educated left hand and solid right, while Ahio is a power punching fireplug with a style similar to a raw Mike Tyson. Don’t blink in this bout – both boys can bang, and it can be over in an instant.

Dimitri Simoukov2 Wins (0 KO), 0 Losses, 0 DrawsAuckland, New ZealandVSJoe Blackbourn4 Wins (4 KO), 0 Losses, 0 DrawsWellington, New Zealand

Joe Blackbourn is regarded by many as the next big thing in New Zealand boxing, with more than 100 amateur bouts to his credit, the Wellington native has a two handed punching style, which suits the professional game. Relatively inexperienced Simoukov may look like an easy mark, but looks can be deceiving as the super fight kickboxing veteran out hustled current WBO Oriental middleweight Champion and Anthony Mundine challenger Gunnar Jackson, on his professional debut.This will be no walk in the park for heavily favored Blackbourn.

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SUPER 8 BOXING TOURNAMENT FORMAT

SUPER 8 BOXING: OVER $80,000 IN FIGHT BONUSES

For the SUPER 8 boxing tournament each fighter is guaranteed a $15,000+GST purse thereafter they must win each fight to claim the next stage’s prize. SUPER 8 Fighters who do not pass stage one receive $15,000+GST, Stage 2 SUPER 8 fighters who don’t advance receive $30,000+GST, thereafter the losing finalist receives $100,000+GST and the SUPER 8 tournament winner receives $200,000+GST. Throughout the evening fighters can receive bonuses for KO’s, best fights and fight of the night bringing the total prize pool up to $500,000+GST