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Sat 12 Apr 2008, 6:15pm–11:45pm

Where: TSB Arena, Queens Wharf, Wellington

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission Upstairs: $40.00
  • General Admission Downstairs: $40.00
  • VIP: $150.00
  • Corporate Tables: $2,500.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: koboxing

KO World Series Boxing 2008 event, featuring ambassador Jonah Lomu, will be the greatest corporate fight night ever staged in Wellington and the first professional Boxing event held in the capital for 18 years.

The KO “Kings Of” brand, has been developed to provide a platform for top combatants to compete internationally. KO World Series 2008 inaugural Boxing tournament will be staged right here in clean green New Zealand having staged the first KO World Series Kickboxing event in Auckland earlier this year.

Jonah Lomu is the global ambassador for the KO World Series which will feature kickboxing and boxing events internationally. Chief executive Dixon McIver said Lomu was the perfect choice to promote his fights. "When you think about it, Jonah is the ultimate story of battling against the odds and I think there's no better person out there to fill the role as our international ambassador," he said.

The kickboxing circuit is viewed by millions of people around the world through US-based sports webcast giants MCN Sports. Televised shows will take place in Asia, Europe and the US and Jonah Lomu will attend each of the events and help promote the fights.

KO World Series was put together by the organisation that brought the hugely popular K-1 events to New Zealand. The participants selected are champions in their respective countries and will represent their region in this prestigious tournament. The winners from the Wellington event will be matched against the winners from the Macau, China event held the following week. These matches will take place in Croatia on 5 July 2008.

With the ever increasing popularity of fighting sports as a spectacle, there are simply more top international fighters than there are competitions. The team behind KO World Series has more than 15 years experience in staging international events and over 8 years experience at the highest level of stand up martial arts.

KO have aligned with the KING OF THE RING, World Independent Promoters Union (W.I.P.U) and the WBO sanctioning bodies to crown the evenings champions.

There are 10 action packed International Fights on the night. They are as follows:

WBO International Oriental Junior Middleweight Title Bout (12x3)
Emanuel Agustus v Badru Lusambya (Uganda)

KO World Series Cruiserweight Quaterfinal Bouts (4x3)
Mohamed Azzaoui (NZ) v Aloryi Moyoyo Mensah (Ghana)
Anthony McCracken (Aus) v David Williams (USA)

KO World Series Super Middleweight Quaterfinal Bouts (4x3)
Kerry Foley (Aus) v Carlos Raul Ibarra (USA)
Tomas Ademec (Cze) v Ercumenp ashlan (Turkey)

KO World Series Jumior Middleweight Quaterfinal Bouts (4x3)
Steve heremaia (NZ) v Farouk Daku (Uganda)
Robert Toomey (Aus) v Abel Perry (USA)

KO World Series Lightweight Quarterfinal Bouts(4x3)
Juan Casteneda (Mexico) v Sapapatek Slr Sakarat (Thailand)
Curtis Meeks (USA) v Maxwell Awuku (Ghana)

Prestige Fight
Leamy Tato (Porirua) v Fomai Tua (Auckland)

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