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Wild Card Adds Spice to Super 8 Line Up

SUPER 8 / SUPER FIGHT NIGHT
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WILD CARD ADDS SPICE TO SUPER 8 LINE UP

BACKING up the enormous success of June’s SUPER 8 heavyweight wildcards, SUPER 8, SUPER FIGHT NIGHT will feature two wild cards for the SUPER 8 Cruiserweight Last Man Standing tournament, on the under card of the Shane Cameron vs Kali Meehan heavyweight stoush at the North Shore Event’s Centre onNovember 22.

In the inaugural tournament, Auckland kick-boxer Antz Nansen, turned on a thrilling performance to outpoint former Lineal World Champion Hasim Rahman and LA based Brice Ritani Coe upset heavily favoured US fighter Alonso Butler. Both continued their form into the semi finals, taking their opponents the full distance in torrid bouts.

SUPER 8 match maker Mark Keddell see’s no reason why the cruiserweight version, headlined by former world number 10 and Commonwealth Games Gold medalist Brad Pitt, can’t do the same.

“We’re looking for stand up fighters with X factor skills, power and the mentality to upset the apple cart.”

“SUPER 8, is about delivering great entertainment through matching up exciting fighting styles, and we want fighters who fit that bill and can challenge for the $150,000 prize pool.”

“If you are a fighter with genuine X factor and believe you have the skills to perform in the SUPER 8 cauldron – we want to hear from you, convince us why we should include you in the SUPER 8.”

The two wild cards, one a New Zealand fighter, the other an overseas fighter will be announced on October 31st.

SKY ARENA boxing commentator, Mike Angove believes, tournament style format offers the perfect venue for a talented fighter showcase their skills in the short format.

“Three round bouts are ideal for a slick or powerful fighter to show case his skills, there’s no room for error and very little time to adjust to unorthodoxy."

“The format enables raw talent to ambush more experienced fighters used to the longer duration, which adds to the sense of intrigue and anticipation that ‘any thing could happen.”

Potential wild card contenders are invited to post a video challenge on the SUPER 8 Facebook page and formally apply through the website: www.supereight.co.nz.

SUPER 8 SUPER FIGHT NIGHT EVENT DETAILS:

Name: SUPER 8 SUPER FIGHT NIGHT – EVERY FIGHT MATTERS

Date: Saturday, November 22, 2014

Venue: North Shore Events Centre, Auckland

Website: www.supereight.co.nz

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Super8boxing

Time: Doors open 6pm, event begins 6:30pm, broadcast begins 7pm


Main Event SUPER FIGHT: WBA Oceania Heavyweight Title (10 * 3 min rounds)

Shane “The Mountain Warrior” Cameron vs Kali “Mean Hands” Meehan

Premier SUPER FIGHT: WBA / WBO / OPBF Cruiserweight Title (10 * 3 min rounds)

David Aloua (NZ. World Ranking #15) vs Daniel “Biff” Baff (Aust. World Ranking #14)

8 Man Cruiserweight SUPER 8: Last Man Standing Tournament - featuring Brad "Hollywood" Pitt

Former world # 10, Number one ranked Cruiserweight in Australia 2006 Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist, who will be one of the favorites for the tournament.

Other participants in the tournament Australian # 3 Daniel Ammann, Australian # 6 Anthony McCracken, David Tua trained NZ Champion Monty Filimaea, and former 4 time NZ amateur Champion Lance Bryant with three more top Australasian Cruisers to be announced in the coming weeks.


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