Fight for Kidz 2018 will be held at the ILT Stadium Southland on April 28.
Fight for Kidz co-organiser Steve Boutcher said Star Rugby Club player Alesana Muliaina had stepped up to fight in the charity boxing tournament for a second year, and the call was now going out for a Marist player to take him on for the Star versus Marist bout.
Twenty-four fighters were needed for the 12-bout event, open to male and female competitors.
Fight for Kidz co-organiser Dave Bartley said they were pleased with the number of entries received so far, but there was still time for others to register.
The organisers are also seeking a Southland children’s charity to be the recipient of next year’s event, and sponsors to support the event.
Entries for fighters and expressions of interest from charities close on December 1.