New boxing promoter set to make a splash on NZ scene

A new boxing promotion company has entered the New Zealand market and is set to make a significant impact with an ambitious first event and plans to establish themselves as the countries leading promoter of premium boxing events over the next year. Co-promoters Nick Randell and Jason Jacobs will be beginning their venture with a major televised event at Sky City Theatre on November 13th. Nick Randell contacted us saying

“P3 Management presents: Friday Night Fights live on Sky Sport. Forget what you know about live boxing events and welcome to Friday Night Fights. Where boxing, entertainment and community meet.” Live from SkyCity theatre, guests will be treated to an event like no other. Theatre-style GA seating with unobscured views to the ring on stage. Live music performances and loads more between fights. "We’re creating a 3 hour packaged fight night, full of entertainment that will help attract new fans to the sport we love. This is much more than just a night of boxing.”

The event will be a traditional Pro-Am multi-entertainment event with the Co-Main Event being Andrei Mikhailovich vs Marcus Heywood for the vacant New Zealand National Super Welterweight title and the nights main event set to feature David Light defending his WBO Oriental Cruiserweight title against Nik Charalampous. With two dream television fights, featuring some of New Zealand's most exciting boxing prospects, the broadcast event is sure to draw a large viewing audience.

“I can’t remember the last decent fight night?" says Randell "NZ is hungry for it, so is Sky. We are all excited. This is going to be a boxing event like you’ve never seen before in this country. An innovative, quality production in a unique theatre style venue with competitive, action packed fights. Outside of Joseph Parker vs Junior Fa, this is the best boxing card you can put together in NZ given the current climate. We can’t wait to announce the remaining fights!”

P3 has also confirmed the card will feature a professional bout between Nort Beauchamp and Richie Hadlow, with more Professional fights to be announced. Amateur boxers including Troy Garton and Jerome Pampellone have confirmed to showcase the amateur card. Beauchamp, who has seen several opportunities fall to Covid disruption this year, including an pay-per-view berth on the Horn vs Tszyu undercard, will surely relish the opportunity to feature in his biggest fight since he took the vacant International Boxing Organization Oceania-Orient Super Feather Title against Joel Brunker in 2018.

Past this event, P3 Management aims to have a big 2021 year. “We have been restricted to one event this year but have pencilled in four dates in 2021 and will begin again in February” says Randall. “Our aim is to represent, develop and manage NZ boxers within the business, ultimately leading to their success on the world stage. We realise that talented boxers here lack the resources to help achieve this. We are committed to providing the highest level of professional support and services to our boxers, including promoting fights, career development, legal support, financial advice, media consultation, brand development and sponsorships."

Tickets are on sale now at Humanitix with no booking fee with ticket purchases for the customer. P3 Management will be absorbing the fees and donating the funds to the Educational Equity for Maori & Pasifika Learners charity.

P3 Management Presents: Friday Night Fights

Sky City Theatre

November 13th

GA tickets costing $80+GST

https://events.humanitix.com/fridaynightfights

Super Welterweight

10x3 min rounds for vacant New Zealand National Super Welterweight title

Andrei Mikhailovich (12-0-0) vs Marcus Heywood (4-2-1)

Cruiserweight

10x3 min rounds for WBO Oriental Cruiserweight title

David Light (15-0-0) vs Nikolas Charalampous (18-3-0)

Lightweight

Nort Beauchamp (18-2-0) vs Richie Hadlow (1-0-0)

Amateurs include Troy Garton and Jerome Pampellone

Written by Benjamin Watt

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