Pro Box New Zealand Association
SportProfessional boxing
JurisdictionNew Zealand
AbbreviationPro Box NZ
Founded2012 (2012)
AffiliationWorld Boxing Council
Australian National Boxing Federation
International Boxing Organization
PresidentTorchy George
New Zealand

Pro Box New Zealand Association (Pro Box NZ) is one of the four governing bodies for the sport of professional boxing in New Zealand.[1] Pro Box NZ is a non-profit organisation.[2]

History

Pro Box NZ was founded in 2012 by Torchy George located in Hamilton, New Zealand. The organisation was a small organisation at first only doing two to four events a year in Waikato and Bay of Plenty area. Steve Scott became president of the organisation in 2018. Since Scott became president, he turned the organisation into a nationwide organisation and becoming direct competitors of the other major organisations in New Zealand.[3]

Current roles

Board members

President: Torchy George

Current national champions

Men

Weight class: NZPBA Champion: NZPBA Reign began:
Heavyweight Kiki Toa Leutele 12 May 2023
Cruiserweight Lance Bryant[4] 24 March 2018
Light-heavyweight Zane Hopman 30 October 2020
Super-middleweight Francis Waitai 10 October 2020
Middleweight Andrei Mikhailovich[5] 3 August 2019
Super-welterweight Bowyn Morgan[6] 15 December 2018
Welterweight Vacant
Super-lightweight Shiva Mishra[7] 15 February 2020
Lightweight Vacant

Female

Weight class: Pro Box NZ Champion: Pro Box NZ Reign began:
Heavyweight Sequita Hemingway 19 August 2023
Light Heavyweight Lani Daniels 24 June 2022
Super Middleweight Lani Daniels[8] 22 September 2018
Welterweight Macca Jean 7 October 2023

Current provincial champions

Inter-Island title

Cruiserweight Men

Name Beginning of Reign Opponent Defences
Kurt Winklemann[9] 24 November 2018 Nigel Elliot 0

South Island title

Cruiserweight Men

Name Beginning of Reign Title Opponent
Izic Placid 3 May 2019 Pro Box NZ Ash Mcconville

Super Middleweight Men

Name Beginning of Reign Title Opponent
Joshua Hatherley[9] 24 November 2018 Pro Box NZ Michael Pascoe

Regional Champions

Pacific Titles

Cruiserweight title

Name Beginning of Reign Title Opponent
Patrick Ferguson[10] 18 August 2018 Pro Box Pacific Panuve Helu

Light Heavyweight title

Name Beginning of Reign Title Opponent
Savenaca Naliva 29 February 2020 Pro Box Pacific John Korake

Super Middleweight title

Name Beginning of Reign Title Opponent
Tyson Turner 9 November 2019 Pro Box Pacific Zac Cotten

Middleweight Pacific title

Name Beginning of Reign Title Opponent
Gunnar Jackson[11] 24 November 2018 Pro Box Pacific Blake Bell

Super Welterweight title

Name Beginning of Reign Title Opponent
Bowyn Morgan[12] 4 May 2018 Pro Box Pacific Andres Delfin Rodriguez

Super Lightweight title

Name Beginning of Reign Title Opponent
Cairo George [13] 4 May 2019 Pro Box Pacific James Torres
Shiva Mishra 31 October 2020 Pro Box Pacific Tain Cropley

Super Featherweight title

Name Beginning of Reign Title Opponent
Baolin Kang 11 September 2019 Pro Box Pacific Cain Brunton

Boxing and Wrestling Act 1981

Main article: Boxing and Wrestling Act 1981

See also

References

  1. ^ Benjamin Watt (2020). "BATTLE OF THE NEW ZEALAND BOXING COMMISSIONING BODIES PART 1". Retrieved 27 February 2020.
  2. ^ Barry Leabourn & John Mitchell (2002). "100 Years of Boxing New Zealand" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 January 2016. Retrieved 3 June 2016.
  3. ^ Benjamin Watt (2020). "BATTLE OF THE NEW ZEALAND BOXING COMMISSIONING BODIES PART 2". Retrieved 10 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Two New Zealand fighters to battle in Australia". 2020. Retrieved 10 March 2020.
  5. ^ "Andrei's win – Gunnar's stunna". 2019. Retrieved 10 March 2020.
  6. ^ "Bowyn Morgan gets first major regional title opportunity". 2020. Retrieved 10 March 2020.
  7. ^ "Mishra stops Curline in 2 minutes to take Pro-Box NZ Title". 2020. Retrieved 10 March 2020.
  8. ^ "Women's WBO world light-heavyweight title fight - all you need to know". 2019. Retrieved 10 March 2020.
  9. ^ a b Seconi, Adrian (24 November 2018). "More than just a sport for pro winner". Otago Daily Times. Retrieved 3 October 2020.
  10. ^ "Best Fight of 2018 - Patrick Ferguson stops Panuve Helu in the 7th Round via TKO CTP Boxing". 2018. Retrieved 10 March 2020.
  11. ^ "Beginning of an Era, End of a Legend". 2018. Retrieved 10 March 2020.
  12. ^ "Bowyn Morgan and Andres Rodriguez fighting for world title shot". 2018. Retrieved 10 March 2020.
  13. ^ "Waikato Warrior makes in-ring return in style". 2019. Retrieved 10 March 2020.