Fiji Time: 5:36 AM on Monday 8 February

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Meehan wins NZ heavyweight event

Aap
Friday, June 06, 2014

WELLINGTON, AAP - Expatriate New Zealander Kali Meehan knocked his opponent out in the final to win an eight-man heavyweight boxing tournament in Auckland.

Sydney-based Meehan, 44, put England's Michael Sprott on the canvas in the first round of the final

Both had won through by winning their first two fights of the Super 8 elimination on Wednesday.

Meehan, who hadn't fought for two years, accepted a winner's cheque of $NZ200,000 ($F309,838).

There was an upset in the first of seven three-round fights when 41-year-old former world heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman of the United States lost to New Zealand's Antz Nansen on points.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65200.6330
JPY 56.024953.0249
GBP 0.32480.3168
EUR 0.42350.4115
NZD 0.71170.6787
AUD 0.66170.6367
USD 0.47670.4597

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 5th February 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Injuries hit team
  2. Kenya's next
  3. Sydney 7s: World Rugby probes NZ, Australia game
  4. Flag for 'modern Fiji'
  5. Sydney 7s: Fiji, NZ semi-final showdown
  6. 14 have no home
  7. Sydney 7s: Fiji looks forward to semi-final
  8. Ryan happy with team
  9. Entity takes legal action
  10. PM commends seed farmer for hard work, success

Top Stories this Week

  1. Blitzed out Monday (01 Feb)
  2. Suspended Tuesday (02 Feb)
  3. 49-year-old man arrested at Nadi airport Wednesday (03 Feb)
  4. Ryan admits he understand the losing feeling Monday (01 Feb)
  5. 7s reaction Tuesday (02 Feb)
  6. Joy ride ends in the hospital Monday (01 Feb)
  7. 7s release Monday (01 Feb)
  8. Sevens changes Friday (05 Feb)
  9. Fiji picks up the pieces Thursday (04 Feb)
  10. Running brawl part of journey to Rio Wednesday (03 Feb)