Fighters give it their all

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Photos: Dave Loudon Photography

THE Fight for Kidz 12-bout charity boxing tournament at ILT Stadium Southland last Saturday night was a great night out, one of the best to date, co-organiser Dave Bartley said.

The fights were well matched and the crowd was well-behaved, he said.

The final fight between Marist Rugby Club’s Tangaora Walker and Star Rugby Club ‘s Tama Toomata was a standout, with Toomata winning the bout.

It was “absolutely brutal”, Bartley said.

“They went five rounds and they gave it their all.”

The blue team was the overall winner on the night, winning seven fights to the red team’s five.

Kendall McMinn, who won her fight against Megan Anderson, was named best boxer of the night.

Proceeds from this year’s event will be donated to Koha Kai, a non-profit organisation which teaches people with disabilities hospitality and horticultural skills, while preparing healthy lunches for children in some of Invercargill’s low decile schools.

Bartley said it would take a couple of weeks before the amount raised for Koha Kai was known.

Fight for Kidz results:

Bout One: Shannon Cox beat Paul Robertson
Bout Two: Kelly Russell beat Alissa Sutherland
Bout Three: Joe Blee beat Zane Langford
Bout Four: Taurean Furlonge beat Logan Valli
Bout Five: Kendall McMinn beat Megan Anderson
Bout Six: Dom Rikiti beat Brad Anderson
Bout Seven: Toru Uamaki beat Casey Calder
Bout Eight: Bobi-Rose Leatherby beat Katie McDowell
Bout Nine: Ete Sapini beat Hayden Roderique
Bout Ten: Toni Eade beat Tracy Allen
Bout Eleven: Mana Harrison beat Haydyn Taylor
Bout Twelve: Tama Toomata beat Tangaroa Walker

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