Junior Pati set out to prove doubters wrong
Junior Pati making his Cruiserweight debut on July 8th against Lance Bryant for Bryant’s NZNBF Cruiserweight and vacant UBF Asia Pacific Cruiserweight titles.
Pati has not fought under 90 kgs since he was an amateur boxer, with that in mind allot of people doubt Pati can reach the Crusierweight level, especially since Pati fights at 110 kgs. Pati is setting out to prove all the doubter wrong, going strict diets and going to the gym on a daily bases. Already Pati being seen at Hardknocks 3, he looks like he is in his mid 90 kgs, losing 30 + kgs for his fight in July.
As for the Champion, Bryant has just came off a win over Isileli Fa, while defending his NZNBF title in May. Originally Bryant was scheduled to defend his title against James Langton which Bryant promised. Unfortunately Langton received an injury during training. Bryant who now holds three titles (NZNBF, WBF Oceania, IBO Asia Pacific) is now on a 5 win streak.
Next week Promoter Mal Siaosi of Multitrade Boxing will be holding a press conference to show Junior Pati’s official weight 2 weeks before fight night. NZNBF will be sanctioning this official weigh in to prove to everyone that Pati is well on his way to making weight for the title fight. This Press Conference will also be recorded by Combat TV.
The event itself originally had 4 scheduled pro bouts, however now it's down to 3. Caroline Daniels was originally going to make her debut on this card, however due to pull outs from Cheyenne Whaanga (Knee injury) and Nailini Helu (Illness), Daniels bout had to be cancelled.
Skope Siaosi, the son of the promoters, will also be making his debut after having a successful 12 bout corporate career. Skope also had a pull out as his original opponent Zane McNab Controversially retired before making his in Ring Return.
See More - https://newzealandfighter.co.nz/home/2017/6/1/zane-mcnab-officially-retires-before-in-ring-return
Skope will now be making his Pro debut against Fijian Born New Zealander, Aafeen Deen. This will be a 75 kg Catchweight bout.
The final pro to be mention will be Jerome Pascua vs Rob Ramsey. Pascua debut in French Polynesia losing by UD against Vatea Bossuet in 2014. Since than Pascua disappear, however he made a shocking in ring return this year, winning against Joshua Hatherley by SD. This big upset too everyone by surprise, but they ended up fighting again on Joseph Parker World Title defence undercard. Pascua took the rematch on less than 48 hours notice with the result being the same, Pascua SD win, However allot of people believed Pascua won all 4 rounds.
Pascua will be going up against the unknown Rob Ramsey, who has only fought once in his career against Micky Cee aka Mike Cunningham, with Ramsey losing the bout by UD.
So big question is Will Junior Pati Make weight on July 8th
Lance Bryant vs Junior Pati for the vacant UBF Asia Pacific and NZNBF Crusierweight titles.
Fist of Fury V
St John Netball Courts in Auckland
GA Eventfinda: $45
Door Sales: $55
Corporate Tables: $1500 - $2550
Doors open at 6 pm
First bout starts 7 pm
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Updated on 27th June 2017:
Promoters Mal & Raylyne Siaosi of Multi Trade boxing organised a pre weigh in press conference late last week. This was organised due to amount of doubt around Pati being able to make weight for the the fight against New Zealand Champion Lance Bryant in July 8th.
Pati is currently at his lightest right now since being an amateur heavyweight (90kgs). Right now Pati has been losing weight, coming down from 120 kgs to fight as a cruiserweight and to attempt to win his first boxing title.
Junior Pati Officially weighed in at 96 kgs last thursday. As of today, there is 10 days till weigh in date, which means he has to lose 0.6 kgs per day to get down to the appropriate weight level.
It has been noted that if Junior Pati does not make weight, Lance Bryant will refuse to fight Pati in a non title fight.
The promoters has also announced today that two more professional bouts have been added onto the card including James Wilson vs Joe Betham and Evander Tia vs Peter Tovio.
Multi Trade Boxing promoted by Mal & Raylyne Siaosi
July 8th, 2017
Auckland Netball Centre, St John
Sanctioned by NZNBF
Main Event Cruiserweight 10 x 3 min Rounds
Vacant UBF Asia Pacific & NZNBF Cruiserweight titles
(c) Lance Braynt (10 - 3 - 0) vs Junior Pati (12 - 22 - 1)
Super Middleweight 4 x 3 min Rounds
Jerome Pascua (2 - 1 - 0) vs Rob Ramsey (0 - 1 - 0)
Super Middleweight 4 x 3 min Rounds
Skope Siaosi (Debut) vs Aafeen Deen (Debut)
Heavyweight 4 x 3 min Rounds
James Wilson (MMA/Kickboxing 21 - 5 - 1) vs Joe Betham (0 - 4 - 0)
Crusierweight 4 x 3 Rounds
Evander Tia (0 - 1 - 0) vs Peter Tovio (2 - 26 - 1)