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Fa'afafine Boxing Tournament Very Popular


Fa'afafine boxing very popular

The announcement last week of the inclusion of a fa'afafine tournament by Event Polynesia in its upcoming corporate class boxing in Auckland has received interest from as far as Sydney and Melbourne, Australia.


Princess Liz of Samoa, former Fa'afafine International champion, who lost to
Queen Latoya of American Samoa in her first title defense in May this year.


The Auckland registered multimedia and events management company that staged the successful BLACK & WHITE PRO-AM FIGHT in Samoa which launched Monty Betham Junior's professional boxing career in May will be staging The Last Man Standing & The Last Fa'afafine Standing in Auckland on Tuesday 14th August 2007.

View PDF Programme for The Last Man Standing

"We are very delighted with the positive response from the Samoan and boxing community here in New Zealand," according to Managing Director Teleiai Su'a Edwin Puni.


Monty Betham Junior with Vaimasenuu Zita Martle and Miss Samoa
after winning his debut professional fight in Apia.


"The tournament is geared to boost interest in boxing by involving the community, and giving some of our talented fighters a chance in the ring and not on the streets of South Auckland. We've even got a call from a 59 year who is interested in fighting," said Mr. Puni.

eventpolynesia.com

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