Women’s World Boxing Championships: Olympic medallist Mira Potkonen emerges as flag-bearer of conventional sports in Finland

Women’s World Boxing Championships: Olympic medallist Mira Potkonen emerges as flag-bearer of conventional sports in Finland

Mira Potkonen is having trouble keeping a straight face. She tries, but after struggling through her answer, fails and breaks into a chuckle. Mira Potkonen won Finland’s only medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. AFP “People in Finland have a crazy mentality,” she blurts out as she attempts to answer why her countrymen are obsessed with ‘sports’ […]

Boxing: All action at River City fight night at Kaierau Country Club

Cadet boxer Zane Moore was able to fly the flag for the River City Boxing Club as the sole local winner at their November fight night at the Kaierau Country Club on Saturday. Ultimately, 27 amateur bouts of three rounds each were held at the club’s gym, featuring fighters from around 20 clubs, making it […]

Stricter rules for charity boxing match after tragedy

Stricter rules for charity boxing match after tragedy

Stricter safety rules are being brought into an Auckland charity boxing match today following the death of a boxer in Christchurch from serious brain injuries. Boxing coach Daniella Smith says all of those involved in tonight’s boxing match know of the risks involved. Photo: RNZ / Jesse Chiang Kain Parsons was knocked unconscious during his […]

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