2018 New Zealand National Amateur Championships

2018 New Zealand National Amateur Championships

Christchurch, New Zealand 3-6 October, 2018

It is that time again where New Zealand’s best amateur boxers find out who is the Best of the Best in New Zealand boxing. From the 3-6 of October in Christchurch, New Zealand.  A total of 103 medals were awarded to first, second and third place winners. David Nyika dominated the competition stopping both opponents before the 3rd round and securing the Jamieson Title for his second consecutive year running.

The Auckland Boxing Association proved too strong winning  the most gold medals (9) and also trumping total overall medal tally (19) 

Runner-up, Canterbury Boxing Association walked away with 7 golds a total of 18 Medals.

Central North Island Boxing Association,  tied equal with Manuwatu Boxing association (17). 

Wellington Hutt Valley Boxing association were awarded a total of 3 gold medals 

One of the biggest upsets of the competition is 2018 Commonwealth Games Bronze Medalist Tasmyn Benny, lost against Holly McMath from Shamrock Boxing Association by Split Decision. McMath went to take on Kati Thompson from Auckland Boxing Association in the finals. Holly McMath managed to walk away with the win. This would be the biggest win of her career, not only to walk away with as National Champion but to get a win over a commonwealth games medalist.

Troy Garton  Commonwealth Games Bronze medalist, successfully defended her New Zealand Championship, becoming a two time New Zealand National Champion. 

Commonwealth Games Representative Ryan Scaife fought stopped all 3 opponents to win his third Championship in a row.

Sam Watt ( x5 NZ Champion ) put a gutsy display advanced to face off Brian Avoc in the semifinals. The bout ended in a Split Decision draw. As the must be a winner a further analysis from the judges resulted in Sam's advancement. 

Sam Watt went on to fight Siaki Tukino as the last bout of the National Championship. Sam went on winning the bout by 4 - 0 with one judge scoring the bout a draw.

Special Mentions:

Opening bout Lachlan Cooper vs Cooper White. Yes that's right Cooper vs Cooper. It is special being the opener to the championships as we see New Zealand boxing future in the cadets. After a massive turn out from the cadets, the juniors and the youth division, it shows that New Zealand has a bright future in boxing. Cooper White won his bout against Lachlan Cooper, however Cooper White did not reach to the finals but walks away with a bronze medal. 

Cooper White lists in the Semi finals against Azizi Omid who fought Kevin Hay in the finals. Both Kevin Hay and Azizi Omid went on to compete that following weekend, winning both of their bouts. Kevin Hay won against Azizi Omid in the finals.

The Son of Nort Beauchamp, Kwahli Beauchamp, is following in his father's footsteps fighting Kwahli showing great skill and potential walking away with the bronze medal.

Male Cadet 42 kgs Kahu Rangiwha, Elite Female 64 kgs Cara Wharerau. Special Mention to Deanne Carpenter Read for becoming a Three-time New Zealand National Champion as an elite female boxer. 

Ina Schuster, who is a 2005 Elite Female New Zealand national champion, that came back this year to the Championship as an official.

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